Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lupus Ovis Pelle Indutus (Barlow)

SOURCE: Aesop’s Fables in Latin: Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom. For more information - including vocabulary lists and grammar comments - see the page for this fable at the Aesopus Ning.

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:

Lupus, Ovis pelle indūtus, Ovium sē immiscuit gregī, quotīdiēque aliquam ex eīs occīdebat. Quod cum Pastor animadvertīsset, illum in altissimā arbore suspendit. Interrogantibus autem cēterīs Pastōribus cūr Ovem suspendīsset, respondēbat, “Pellis quidem est Ovis, opera autem erant Lupī.”

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):

Lupus, Ovis pelle indútus, Óvium se immíscuit gregi, quotidiéque áliquam ex eis occidébat. Quod cum Pastor animadvertísset, illum in altíssima árbore suspéndit. Interrogántibus autem céteris Pastóribus cur Ovem suspendísset, respondébat, “Pellis quidem est Ovis, ópera autem erant Lupi.”

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:

Lupus, Ovis pelle indutus, Ovium se immiscuit gregi, quotidieque aliquam ex eis occidebat. Quod cum Pastor animadvertisset, illum in altissima arbore suspendit. Interrogantibus autem ceteris Pastoribus cur Ovem suspendisset, respondebat, “Pellis quidem est Ovis, opera autem erant Lupi.”

IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source).

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