Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Corvus Aquilam Imitans (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 2.

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:

Aquila celsā dē rūpe dēvolāns agnum ē grege ēripuit. Quod cum corvus videt, aemulātiōne movētur; vehementī strepitū in ariētem irruit, atque unguēs in vellere ita implicat, ut sē iam mōtū ālārum nequeat explicāre. Hunc pastor vidēns prehendit; pennīs ālārum succīsīs, puerī praebet lūdibriō. Ingemēns corvus sēcum ait; Hei mihi! Prius aquilam mē esse putāvī: nunc vērō mē corvum esse cognoscō. Humilēs nōn dēbent potentēs ambitiōsē imitārī.


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):

Áquila celsa de rupe dévolans agnum e grege erípuit. Quod cum corvus videt, aemulatióne movétur; veheménti strépitu in ariétem írruit, atque ungues in véllere ita ímplicat, ut se iam motu alárum néqueat explicáre. Hunc pastor videns prehéndit; pennis alárum succísis, púeri praebet ludíbrio. Íngemens corvus secum ait; Hei mihi! Prius áquilam me esse putávi: nunc vero me corvum esse cognósco. Húmiles non debent poténtes ambitióse imitári.


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:

Aquila
celsa de rupe devolans
agnum e grege eripuit.
Quod cum corvus videt,
aemulatione movetur;
vehementi strepitu
in arietem irruit,
atque ungues in vellere ita implicat,
ut se iam motu alarum nequeat explicare.
Hunc pastor videns prehendit;
pennis alarum succisis,
pueri praebet ludibrio.
Ingemens corvus secum ait;
Hei mihi!
Prius aquilam me esse putavi:
nunc vero
me corvum esse cognosco.
Humiles
non debent potentes ambitiose imitari.



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