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Lesson 56
Your Turn 8


Another of Aesop’s fables.

Vocabulary

nedeya

first [nede (number: 1) + –ya (TIME)]

English Text

The Hen & the Swallow

A hen, finding the eggs of a viper and carefully keeping them warm, nourished them into life. A swallow, observing what she had done, said, “You silly creature! Why have you hatched these vipers which, when they shall have grown, will inflict injury on all, beginning with yourself?”

My Láadan Translation with Morphemic Analysis & Retranslation into English

The Hen & the Swallow

Lub i Robabí

Lub

Fowl

i

And

Robabí

Weather + Bird = WildBird

The Fowl & the Wild Bird


A hen, finding the eggs of a viper and carefully keeping them warm, nourished them into life.

Bíidi eríli redeb lub máa lhezhathath nedebe i dóhowa be bezheth nayanal wóbáanewan wo.

Bíidi

DECL + DIDACT

eríli

FARPAST

redeb

Find

lub

Fowl

máa

Egg

lhezhathath

PEJ + Snake + POSSbirth + OBJ

nedebe

#2-5

i

And

dóh;owa

CAUSEto + BeWarm

be

X1

bezheth

X2-5 + OBJ

nayanal

CareFor + MANN

wóbáanewan

BringToBirth + PURP

wo.

MADEUP

[Didact/made-up] Long ago a hen found several egg(s) of a bad-snake and warmed them carefully in order to bring them to birth.


A swallow, observing what she had done, said, “You silly creature!

Láad robabí hith i di, “Bíid lhene wu worawoth womidem!

Láad

Perceive

robabí

WildBird

hith

Demo1 + OBJ

i

And

di,

Speak

“Bíid

DECL + ANGER

lhene

YouDesp1

wu

SuchA

worawoth

REL + NON + Wisdom

womidem!

REL + Creature + IDENT

A wild bird perceived this and said, “[Angry] You(despised) are such a foolish creature!


Why have you hatched these vipers which, when they shall have grown, will inflict injury on all, beginning with yourself?”

Báadi eril wóbáan lhene aril meholob lhezha hizh mideth woho—i lheneth nedeya—náwíya arileháath bebáawáan?”

Báadi

Q + DIDACT

eril

PAST

wóbáan

BringToBirth

lhene

YouDesp1

aril

FUT

meholob

PL + BlowTrauma

lhezha

PEJ + Snake

hizh

Demo2-5

mideth

Creature + OBJ

woho

#All

—i

And

lheneth

YouDesp1

nedeya—

#1 + TIME = First

náwí

Grow

lhebezhethaya

XDesp2-5 + POSSbirth + TIME

arileháath

FUT + EMBEDrel + OBJ

bebáawáan?”

Qprn1 + COZ

What caused you(despised) to bring to birth these bad-snakes that, after their time of growing, will injure all creatures—and you first?”

My Láadan Text

Lub i Robabí

Bíidi eríli redeb lub máa lhezhathath nedebe i dóhowa be bezheth nayanal wóbáanewan wo. Láad robabí hith i di, “Bíid lhene wu worawoth womidem! Báadi eril wóbáan lhene aril meholob lhezha hizh mideth woho—i lheneth nedeya—náwí lhebezhethaya arileháath bebáawáan?”

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