"Marcus loquitur."

Translation:Marcus speaks.

September 4, 2019

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"loquitur" is what grammarians have called a deponent verb. It is passive in form (hence the ending) but active in meaning.

That is all you really need to know, but as a bonus: In recent years, cognitive linguists have challenged the idea of "active in meaning" because in these deponent verbs there is almost always some level of "subject affectedness," that is, the actor of the action is also undergoing the action in some way.

September 4, 2019
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