Monday, April 12, 2010

Tigris et Vulpes (Barlow)

SOURCE: You can find Francis Barlow's illustrated edition of Aesop's fables (1687 edition) available online at Michigan State University. I've also transcribed the fables at the Aesopus wiki, with page images at Aesopica.net. This is fable 31 in Barlow. For parallel versions, see Perry 340.

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:

Vēnātor iaculīs agitābat ferās. Tīgris iubet omnēs ferās absistere, inquiēns, sēsē ūnam bellum confectūram. Pergit Vēnātor iaculārī: Tīgris oppidō sauciātur. Fugientem tēlumque dentibus extrahentem percontātur Vulpes, Quisnam potentem Bēluam tam valdē vulnerāsset? Rēspondet Tīgris sē auctōrem vulneris ignōrāre: vērum ex vulneris magnitūdine capere sē coniectūram, aliquem fuisse inter virōs vēnātōrem.


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):

Venátor iáculis agitábat feras. Tigris iubet omnes feras absístere, ínquiens, sese unam bellum confectúram. Pergit Venátor iaculári: Tigris óppido sauciátur. Fugiéntem telúmque déntibus extrahéntem percontátur Vulpes, Quisnam poténtem Béluam tam valde vulnerásset? Respóndet Tigris se auctórem vúlneris ignoráre: verum ex vúlneris magnitúdine cápere se coniectúram, áliquem fuísse inter viros venatórem.


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:

Venator
iaculis agitabat feras.
Tigris
iubet omnes feras absistere,
inquiens,
sese unam
bellum confecturam.
Pergit Venator iaculari:
Tigris oppido sauciatur.
Fugientem
telumque dentibus extrahentem
percontatur Vulpes,
Quisnam
potentem Beluam
tam valde vulnerasset?
Respondet Tigris
se
auctorem vulneris ignorare:
verum
ex vulneris magnitudine
capere se coniecturam,
aliquem fuisse inter viros venatorem.



IMAGE. Here is Francis Barlow's illustration for the story:




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