Friday, October 23, 2009

Pavo et Grus (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:

Pāvō et Grūs foedus inter sē ineunt ūnāque cēnant. Inter cēnandum, Pāvō nōbilitātem suam iactat, formōsam ostentat caudam, Gruemque hospitem contemnit. Grūs fatētur Pāvōnem formōsiōrem esse pennīs; sē tamen, cum vix tectīs supervolitat Pāvō, animōso volātū penetrāre nūbēs.



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):

Pavo et Grus foedus inter se íneunt unáque cenant. Inter cenándum, Pavo nobilitátem suam iactat, formósam osténtat caudam, Gruémque hóspitem contémnit. Grus fatétur Pavónem formosiórem esse pennis; se tamen, cum vix tectis supervólitat Pavo, animóso volátu penetráre nubes.



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:

Pavo et Grus foedus inter se ineunt unaque cenant. Inter cenandum, Pavo nobilitatem suam iactat, formosam ostentat caudam, Gruemque hospitem contemnit. Grus fatetur Pavonem formosiorem esse pennis; se tamen, cum vix tectis supervolitat Pavo, animoso volatu penetrare nubes.



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

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