Monday, March 22, 2010

Busardus et Accipiter (Odo)

SOURCE: Odo of Cheriton's' Latin fables are available in Hervieux's edition at GoogleBooks, and there is a delightful English translation by John Jacobs: The Fables of Odo of Cheriton.

This is fable 4 in Hervieux's edition. This is not in the classical Aesopic corpus, but Perry does list in his medieval appendix as Perry 644.

READ OUT LOUD. Choose which marked text you prefer to practice with - macrons or accent marks - and read the text out loud until you feel comfortable and confident. Then, try reading the unmarked text at the bottom. It should be easy for you after practicing with the marked texts. :-)


MACRONS. Here is the text with macrons:

Busardus in nīdō Accipitris proiēcit ūnum ōvum, et inde creātus est pullus. Aliī pullī nōbilēs fimum fēcērunt extrā nīdum. Sed pullus Busardī semper maculāvit nīdum suum. Quod advertēns Accipiter ait: Quis est quī nīdum maculat? Tandem dīxērunt eī pullī dē pullō Busardī. Quod attendēns Accipiter cēpit fīlium Busardī, et extrā nīdum proiēcit, dīcēns: Dē ōvō tē ēduxī; dē nātūrā nōn potuī; et confractus est tōtus.


ACCENT MARKS. Here is the text with ecclesiastical accents, plus some color-coding for the words of three or more syllables (blue: penultimate stress; red: antepenultimate stress):

Busárdus in nido Accípitris proiécit unum ovum, et inde creátus est pullus. Álii pulli nóbiles fimum fecérunt extra nidum. Sed pullus Busárdi semper maculávit nidum suum. Quod advértens Áccipiter ait: Quis est qui nidum máculat? Tandem dixérunt ei pulli de pullo Busárdi. Quod atténdens Áccipiter cepit fílium Busárdi, et extra nidum proiécit, dicens: De ovo te edúxi; de natúra non pótui; et confráctus est totus.


UNMARKED TEXT. Here is the unmarked text - after practicing with the marked text that you prefer, you should not have any trouble with the unmarked text:

Busardus
in nido Accipitris
proiecit unum ovum,
et inde creatus est pullus.
Alii pulli nobiles
fimum fecerunt extra nidum.
Sed pullus Busardi
semper maculavit nidum suum.
Quod advertens Accipiter ait:
Quis est
qui nidum maculat?
Tandem dixerunt ei
pulli
de pullo Busardi.
Quod attendens
Accipiter
cepit filium Busardi,
et extra nidum proiecit,
dicens:
De ovo
te eduxi;
de natura
non potui;
et confractus est totus.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source), showing a buzzard:




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