Thursday, May 6, 2010

Leo et Pastor (Ademar)

SOURCE: You can find the fables of Ademar in Hervieux, volume 2, which is available at GoogleBooks. This is fable 35 in Ademar. For other versions, see Perry 563.

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:

Leo errāns spīnam calcāvit, et īlico ad Pastōrem caudā blandiēns vēnit, cui ait: Nōn perturbēris, auxilium ā tē implōrō: nōn indigeō escā. Subātum Hominis posuit in gremiō pedem. Pastor spīnam exēmit pede. Redit in silvās Leo. Post autem Pastor falsō incūsātur crīmine, et lūdīs proximīs ēmissīs bestiīs proiicitur. Passim dum discurrunt ferae, agnōvit Leo, quī fuerat medicātus, quī prīdem fuerat. Sublātum rursus Pastōris pōnit in gremiō pedem. Hoc Rex ut cognōvit, Leōnī iussit parcī et mānsuētum Pastōrem dimittī parentibus. Quia bene gerentī nunquam potuērunt adversāriōrum praevalere supplicia.


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):

Leo errans spinam calcávit, et ílico ad Pastórem cauda blándiens venit, cui ait: Non perturbéris, auxílium a te implóro: non indígeo esca. Sublátum Hóminis pósuit in grémio pedem. Pastor spinam exémit pede. Redit in silvas Leo. Post autem Pastor falso incusátur crímine, et ludis próximis emíssis béstiis proiícitur. Passim dum discúrrunt ferae, agnóvit Leo, qui fúerat medicátus, qui pridem fúerat. Sublátum rursus Pastóris ponit in grémio pedem. Hoc Rex ut cognóvit, Leóni iussit parci et mansuétum Pastórem dimítti paréntibus. Quia bene gerénti nunquam potuérunt adversariórum praevalére supplícia.


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:

Leo errans
spinam calcavit,
et ilico
ad Pastorem
cauda blandiens
venit, cui ait:
Non perturberis,
auxilium a te imploro:
non indigeo esca.
Sublatum
Hominis posuit in gremio
pedem.
Pastor
spinam exemit pede.
Redit in silvas Leo.
Post autem Pastor
falso incusatur crimine,
et ludis proximis
emissis bestiis proiicitur.
Passim dum discurrunt ferae,
agnovit Leo,
qui fuerat medicatus,
qui pridem fuerat.
Sublatum
rursus Pastoris ponit in gremio
pedem.
Hoc
Rex ut cognovit,
Leoni iussit parci
et mansuetum Pastorem
dimitti parentibus.
Quia
bene gerenti
nunquam potuerunt
adversariorum praevalere supplicia.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) - look at the elephant among the wild animals at the games!




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