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I know why the caged bird sings, only joy comes from song

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14:23 Jun 6, 2002
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: I know why the caged bird sings, only joy comes from song
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David
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5cur canat avis captiva scio gaudiumque solum e cantu oritur.
David Wigtil


  

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cur canat avis captiva scio gaudiumque solum e cantu oritur.


Explanation:
Your line is a quotation from the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), written a century ago.

Rather than "caged" I have used the word CAPTIVA which means "captive, captured."

The verb CANAT is in the subjunctive (from CANO, CANERE), as required in the indirect-question construction.

David Wigtil
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