Monday, December 28, 2009

Accipiter Columbam Insequens (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:

Cum Accipiter Columbam praecipitī īnsequerētur volātū, vīllam quandam ingressus, ā Rūsticō captus est, quem blandē, ut sē dīmitteret, obsecrābat. “ Nōn etenim tē laesī,” dixit. Cui Rūsticus: “Nec haec tē laeserat.”

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):

Cum Accípiter colúmbam praecípiti insequerétur volátu, villam quandam ingréssus, a Rústico captus est, quem blande, ut se dimítteret, obsecrábat. “Non étenim te laesi,” dixit. Cui Rústicus: “Nec haec te laéserat.”

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:

Cum Accipiter columbam praecipiti insequeretur volatu, villam quandam ingressus, a Rustico captus est, quem blande, ut se dimitteret, obsecrabat. “Non etenim te laesi,” dixit. Cui Rusticus: “Nec haec te laeserat.”

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

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