Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Auceps et Palumbes (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:

It forās Auceps; videt nīdulantem procul in altissimā arbore Palumbem. Adproperat et, dum īnsidias mōlītur, premit forte calcibus Anguem, quī ex imprōvīsō mordēbat. Auceps, subitō exanimātus malō: “Mē miserum! (inquit) Dum alterī īnsidior, ipse dispereō.”

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):

It foras Auceps; videt nidulántem procul in altíssima árbore Palúmbem. Adpróperat et, dum insídias molítur, premit forte cálcibus Anguem, qui ex improvíso mordébat. Auceps, súbito exanimátus malo: “Me míserum! (inquit) Dum álteri insídior, ipse dispéreo.”

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:

It foras Auceps; videt nidulantem procul in altissima arbore Palumbem. Adproperat et, dum insidias molitur, premit forte calcibus Anguem, qui ex improviso mordebat. Auceps, subito exanimatus malo: “Me miserum! (inquit) Dum alteri insidior, ipse dispereo.”

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

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