Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Avarus et Invidus (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 580.

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 hominēs ōrābant, avārus et invidus: Deus dat utrīque līberam optandī facultātem hāc conditiōne, ut quodcumque ūnus petiisset, id ipsum alter acciperet dūplicātum. Haeret diū avārus nihil putāns fore satis; petit tandem nōn pauca, et socius accipit dūplum. Invidus autem petit ut ūnō ipse prīvētur oculō, gaudēns socium ambōs esse āmissūrum.


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 hómines orábant, avárus et ínvidus: Deus dat utríque líberam optándi facultátem hac conditióne, ut quodcúmque unus petiísset, id ipsum alter accíperet duplicátum. Haeret diu avárus nihil putans fore satis; petit tandem non pauca, et sócius áccipit duplum. Ínvidus autem petit ut uno ipse privétur óculo, gaudens sócium ambos esse amissúrum.


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 homines orabant,
avarus et invidus:
Deus dat utrique
liberam optandi facultatem
hac conditione,
ut quodcumque unus petiisset,
id ipsum alter acciperet duplicatum.
Haeret diu avarus
nihil putans fore satis;
petit tandem non pauca,
et socius accipit duplum.
Invidus autem petit
ut uno ipse privetur oculo,
gaudens
socium ambos esse amissurum.



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