Sunday, April 11, 2010

Adolescentes et Coquus (Stoddart)

SOURCE: New Delectus by G.H. Stoddart at GoogleBooks. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 66.

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:

Duo adolescentēs apud coquum aliquid sēsē simulant esse emptūrōs. Coquō aliās rēs agente, carnem alter surripit; dat sociō, ut sub veste occultet. Coquus, surreptam sibi carnis partem ut nōvit, furtī utrumque coepit accūsāre. Quī carnem sustulerat, per Iōvem iūrābat sē nōn habēre; quī vērō habēbat, iūrābat sē nōn abstulisse. Mē quidem, inquit coquus, fūr latet; nōn autem eum latēbit, per quem iūrāvistis.


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):

Duo adolescéntes apud coquum áliquid sese símulant esse emptúros. Coquo álias res agénte, carnem alter súrripit; dat sócio, ut sub veste occúltet. Coquus, surréptam sibi carnis partem ut novit, furti utrúmque coepit accusáre. Qui carnem sustúlerat, per Iovem iurábat se non habére; qui vero habébat, iurábat se non abstulísse. Me quidem, inquit coquus, fur latet; non autem eum latébit, per quem iuravístis.


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:

Duo adolescentes
apud coquum
aliquid sese simulant esse empturos.
Coquo alias res agente,
carnem alter surripit;
dat socio,
ut sub veste occultet.
Coquus,
surreptam sibi
carnis partem ut novit,
furti utrumque coepit accusare.
Qui carnem sustulerat,
per Iovem
iurabat se non habere;
qui vero habebat,
iurabat se non abstulisse.
Me quidem, inquit coquus,
fur latet;
non autem eum latebit,
per quem iuravistis.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing the two boys and the cook:


Here is an illustration from the Medici Aesop, which is online at the New York Public Library website.



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