Friday, March 19, 2010

Canis et Caro (Heidelberg)

SOURCE: Heidelberg's Lateinische Uebungs und Lesebuecher at GoogleBooks. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 133.

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:

Canis per flūmen natāns frustum carnis ōre ferēbat. Cum carnis imāgo in undīs appāret, canis avidus illam appetit, quasi alterum frustum esset. Sed dum aperit ōs, ut illud quoque arriperet, id quod tenēbat, āmittit.


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):

Canis per flumen natans frustum carnis ore ferébat. Cum carnis imágo in undis appáret, canis ávidus illam áppetit, quasi álterum frustum esset. Sed dum áperit os, ut illud quoque arríperet, id quod tenébat, amíttit.


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:

Canis
per flumen natans
frustum carnis
ore ferebat.
Cum carnis imago
in undis apparet,
canis avidus
illam appetit,
quasi alterum frustum esset.
Sed dum aperit os,
ut illud quoque arriperet,
id quod tenebat,
amittit.



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



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