Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Auceps et Perdix (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:

Auceps, rētibus extēnsīs, captābat Perdīcem. Volucris illa captāta supplicabundē illum rogābat ut sē dēmitteret, prōmittēns sē in rētia plūrimās Aves allectūram. Cui Auceps: “Nēquāquam hoc faciam, nam procul dubiō mē dēcipiēs, quae sodālēs tuōs prōditūra es.”



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):

Auceps, rétibus exténsis, captábat Perdícem. Vólucris illa captáta supplicabúnde illum rogábat ut se demítteret, promíttens se in rétia plúrimas Aves allectúram. Cui Auceps: “Nequáquam hoc fáciam, nam procul dúbio me decípies, quae sodáles tuos proditúra es.”



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:

Auceps, retibus extensis, captabat Perdicem. Volucris illa captata supplicabunde illum rogabat ut se demitteret, promittens se in retia plurimas Aves allecturam. Cui Auceps: “Nequaquam hoc faciam, nam procul dubio me decipies, quae sodales tuos proditura es.”



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

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