Monday, November 30, 2009

Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus (Barlow)

SOURCE: Aesop's Fables in Latin. For more information and reading help for this fable, see 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:

Asinus, in silvam veniēns, exuviās leōnis offendit. Quibus indūtus, in pascua redit, gregēs et armenta territāns fugānsque. Herus autem, quī vagum fallācemque Asinum perdiderat, occurrit. Asinus, vīsō Herō, cum rūgītū obviam fēcit. At Herus, prehēnsis quae extābant auriculīs, “Aliōs licet (inquit) fallās; ego tē probē nōvī.”



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):

Ásinus, in silvam véniens, exúvias Leónis offéndit. Quibus indútus, in páscua redit, greges et arménta térritans fugánsque. Herus autem, qui vagum fallacémque Ásinum perdíderat, occúrrit. Ásinus, viso Hero, cum rúgitu óbviam fecit. At Herus, prehénsis quae extábant aurículis, “Álios licet (inquit) fallas; ego te probe novi.”



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:

Asinus, in silvam veniens, exuvias Leonis offendit. Quibus indutus, in pascua redit, greges et armenta territans fugansque. Herus autem, qui vagum fallacemque Asinum perdiderat, occurrit. Asinus, viso Hero, cum rugitu obviam fecit. At Herus, prehensis quae extabant auriculis, “Alios licet (inquit) fallas; ego te probe novi.”



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

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