Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lupus et Mater (Fowle)

SOURCE: Fowle's First Easy Latin Reading Book at GoogleBooks. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 158.

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:

Ēsuriēns lupus ubīque circumīvit, cibum quaerēns. Tandem audit, intrā casam rusticam, puerum plōrantem et mātrem minantem, nī dēsinat, lupīs eum sē velle proiicere. Lupus, hōc dictō ad spem cibī excitātus, tōtum diem adstitit, expectāns, dum puerum māter proiiceret. Sed vesperī haec reconciliāta puerō eīdem blandiēbātur et Mī pūpule (inquit) bonō sīs animō. Lupum, sī vēnerit, obtruncābimus. Tum lupus tristis et dēceptus, In istā domō (inquit) aliter loquuntur, aliter sentiunt.


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):

Esúriens lupus ubíque circumívit, cibum quaerens. Tandem audit, intra casam rústicam, púerum plorántem et matrem minántem, ni désinat, lupis eum se velle proiícere. Lupus, hoc dicto ad spem cibi excitátus, totum diem ádstitit, expéctans, dum púerum mater proiíceret. Sed vésperi haec reconciliáta púero eídem blandiebátur et Mi púpule (inquit) bono sis ánimo. Lupum, si vénerit, obtruncábimus. Tum lupus tristis et decéptus, In ista domo (inquit) áliter loquúntur, áliter séntiunt.


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:

Esuriens lupus ubique circumivit,
cibum quaerens.
Tandem audit,
intra casam rusticam,
puerum plorantem
et matrem minantem,
ni desinat,
lupis eum se velle proiicere.
Lupus,
hoc dicto
ad spem cibi excitatus,
totum diem adstitit,
expectans,
dum puerum mater proiiceret.
Sed vesperi
haec
reconciliata puero
eidem blandiebatur
et Mi pupule (inquit)
bono sis animo.
Lupum, si venerit, obtruncabimus.
Tum lupus tristis et deceptus,
In ista domo (inquit)
aliter loquuntur, aliter sentiunt.



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




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