Sunday, February 01, 2009

Simplified Fable 19: Vulpecula et Ciconia

Now that I have finished the Segmented Grammar Commentaries on the fables (see the Complete Fables List for links), I'll be working through the fables again, this time providing "Simplified" versions of the fables. So, here is today's Simplified fable - Fable 19: Vulpecula et Ciconia, a story of the fox out-foxed!

For more information about how these simplified versions of the fable can be useful to you, see this note about Simplified Fables at the Aesopus Ning.

Here is a Google Presentation version (larger version also available):

The original version is as follows:
Vulpecula ad cenam invitavit Ciconiam, obsoniumque in mensam effundit et, cum liquidum esset, lingua lingebat, quod Ciconia frustra rostro tentavit. Abit elusa Avis, pudet pigetque iniuriae. Paucis diebus interlapsis, invitat ad cenam Vulpeculam. Vitreum vas situm erat, obsonii plenum. Quod cum esset arti gutturis, Vulpeculae licuit obsonium videre, gustare non licuit. Ciconia enim rostro facile exhausit.
Here are the simplified sentences as they appear in the slideshow:

Vulpecula invitavit Ciconiam.

Vulpecula ad cenam invitavit Ciconiam.

Vulpecula obsonium effundit.

Vulpecula obsonium in mensam effundit.

Obsonium liquidum erat.

Vulpecula obsonium lingebat.

Cum liquidum esset, Vulpecula obsonium lingebat.

Vulpecula obsonium lingua lingebat.

Ciconia obsonium lingere tentavit.

Ciconia obsonium rostro lingere tentavit.

Ciconia obsonium rostro lingere frustra tentavit.

Abit elusa Ciconia.

Pudet Ciconiam iniuriae.

Piget Ciconiam iniuriae.

Pudet pigetque iniuriae.

Pauci dies interlapsi sunt.

Ciconia invitat ad cenam Vulpeculam.

Paucis diebus interlapsis, Ciconia invitat ad cenam Vulpeculam.

Vas situm erat.

Vitreum vas situm erat.

Vas obsonii plenum erat.

Vasis guttur artum erat.

Vas gutturis arti erat.

Vulpecula obsonium videbat.

Vulpecula obsonium non gustabat.

Cum vas esset arti gutturis, Vulpecula obsonium non gustabat.

Vulpeculae licuit obsonium videre.

Vulpeculae non licuit obsonium gustare.

Ciconia vas exhausit.

Ciconia vas facile exhausit.

Ciconia rostro vas facile exhausit.

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