Ancient Languages/latin translation

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How would you translate the phrase "The Lord is my strength and shield" into latin?

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Hello,

“Mea  est Dominus  fortitudo ac scutum ” is a correct translation for “The Lord is my strength and shield”.

Please note that:

-The Lord = DOMINUS (subject, nominative case, 2nd declension)
-is =EST (from SUM, I am)
-my =MEA (nominative feminine singular agreeing with FORTITUDO)
-strength =FORTITUDO (nominative, feminine noun, 3rd declension)
-and = ac
-shield =SCUTUM (nominative, neuter noun, 2nd.declension)

As you can see, Latin word order  is different from English simply because Latin is an inflected language where syntactical relationships are indicated by the inflection endings, not by the order of the words.

Best regards,

Maria

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