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Latin parrot?

Postby Karagialis » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:16 pm

I've searched for a parrot that says stuff in Latin, but couldn't find on the internet. I'm surprised that nobody has brought up such a parrot. It might be taught to recite some prayer (if one doesn't consider it degrading), or just greet. They are not so expensive. Have you ever considered that?
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Re: Latin parrot?

Postby jeidsath » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:04 pm

If it's something that you're thinking of, here is a tip:

‘Sublimis Actiaca victoria revertebatur. occurrit ei inter gratulantes corvum tenens, quem instituerat haec dicere: “ave Caesar victor imperator.” miratus Caesar officiosam avem viginti milibus nummum emit. socius opificis, ad quem nihil ex illa liberalitate pervenerat, adfirmavit Caesari habere illum et alium corvum, quem ut adferre cogeretur rogavit. adlatus verba quae didicerat expressit: “ave victor imperator Antoni.” nihil exasperatus satis duxit iubere illum dividere donativum cum contubernali.
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Re: Latin parrot?

Postby Karagialis » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:53 pm

jeidsath wrote:If it's something that you're thinking of, here is a tip:

‘Sublimis Actiaca victoria revertebatur. occurrit ei inter gratulantes corvum tenens, quem instituerat haec dicere: “ave Caesar victor imperator.” miratus Caesar officiosam avem viginti milibus nummum emit. socius opificis, ad quem nihil ex illa liberalitate pervenerat, adfirmavit Caesari habere illum et alium corvum, quem ut adferre cogeretur rogavit. adlatus verba quae didicerat expressit: “ave victor imperator Antoni.” nihil exasperatus satis duxit iubere illum dividere donativum cum contubernali.


Haha, nice story, thank you. The next one is even better:)
https://www.loebclassics.com/view/macro ... 10.359.xml

"salutatus similiter a psittaco, emi eum iussit. idem miratus in pica hanc quoque redemit. exemplum sutorem pauperem sollicitavit ut corvum institueret ad parem salutationem, qui impendio exhaustus saepe ad avem non respondentem dicere solebat, “opera et impensa periit.” aliquando tamen corvus coepit dicere dictatam salutationem. hac audita dum transit Augustus respondit, “satis domi salutatorum talium habeo.” superfuit corvo memoria, ut et illa quibus dominum querentem solebat audire subtexeret: “opera et impensa periit.” ad quod Caesar risit emique avem iussit quanti nullam adhuc emerat."
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