[COMPLETE] The Chaos, by G.N. Trenité - jc

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Post by Llewod » December 4th, 2008, 3:47 pm

Kaffen wrote:
Llewod, though, successfully rhymes it with "four" with her British accent (and both of course sound perfectly natural). Without knowing Fact One about Trenite, I'm guessing he was European and had a British accent in mind.
That said... I always want to say "Ar-kansas". That it is "Arkansaw" makes no sense to me at all!
The couplets certainly help direct dictation though :)


Oh and it is 7:06 long (which is a minute longer than everyone else?)
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Post by Rowland » December 5th, 2008, 3:40 pm

Hello there,

I suppose I am a bit mad, being Swedish, trying to read a Poem about English Pronunciation. But it was certainly quite interesting.
But I suppose every language has its strange and even perplexing differences in how words sometimes are spelled and pronounced. I know Swedish has it.
I have read the Poem now, anyhow, and it is as it is. Runningtime 06:55.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/chaos_trenite_lr.mp3

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Post by Kaffen » December 5th, 2008, 6:39 pm

Rowland wrote:Hello there,

I suppose I am a bit mad, being Swedish, trying to read a Poem about English Pronunciation.
Lars 8-)
Mad? Maybe! But you did a good job!
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Post by echobase77 » December 5th, 2008, 11:40 pm

wow! that was way fun to read.

here's my version (5:43), recorded at 1:30 in the morning, without even reading through the poem first! i decided to just go for it. amazingly, i only had one edit. maybe i should to all my recordings in the middle of the night...ha...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/chaos_trenite_arr.mp3
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Post by Jc » December 6th, 2008, 11:56 am

Thanks! all in the window!
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Post by musicteacher » December 9th, 2008, 6:23 pm

Hi Jc

I have just uploaded my recording.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/chaos_trenite_csm.mp3

Running time: 6:45


Thank you :-)


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Post by aradlaw » December 9th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Rowland wrote:Hello there,

I suppose I am a bit mad, being Swedish, trying to read a Poem about English Pronunciation. <snip>
Lars 8-)
That's okay, my wife thinks we are all mad :P
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Post by ref » December 9th, 2008, 6:55 pm


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Post by Starlite » December 9th, 2008, 6:59 pm

aradlaw wrote:
Rowland wrote:Hello there,

I suppose I am a bit mad, being Swedish, trying to read a Poem about English Pronunciation. <snip>
Lars 8-)
That's okay, my wife thinks we are all mad :P
Yes we probably all are!! :twisted: :evil:
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by Rowland » December 10th, 2008, 12:08 am

Yea, thank God!

We need more people who are mad enough to think they may be able to change the world or to do some good to others. And this LibriVox idea and project is one of the most fantastic and most mad things I have come across in a long time.
I salute all Fantastic, Wonderful and Mad Librivoxers all over the world. Let's keep the madness alive!

Lars :thumbs:
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Post by Jc » December 10th, 2008, 1:12 pm

Awesome! Thanks all!

And I totally agree with you, Lars! It takes some insanity to make great things!
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Post by PepsiBoo » December 11th, 2008, 9:58 am

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/chaos_trenite_pb.mp3

I'm an occasional Librivoxer, and it's been a while since I recorded anything, so I thought I'd try warming up with poetry. This poem was a suprise, but lots of fun. Thanks for picking it!

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Post by sirjoh » December 11th, 2008, 10:08 am

Hello,

Please find my recording at:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/chaos_trenite_sb.mp3

JC, you made a real coup de génie! The author succeeded in concentrating all (or most of) the inconsistencies between spelling and pronunciation in the English language creating, at the same time, a nice and amusing poem.

I couldn't resist the challenge of recording it.

REMARKS:
  • When in doubt about pronunciation I referred to Daniel Jones, English Pronouncing Dictionary, London and New York 1967.

    I interpreted "corps" as plural: it sounds nicer to me. Of course the singular presents two incongruities instead of one.

    I read "housewife" as sewing box [hazif], otherwise there wouldn't have been any oddity.
Cheers

Sergio

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Post by Jc » December 11th, 2008, 11:07 am

Awesome! Thanks for the recordings, both of you!
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Post by sirjoh » December 13th, 2008, 5:30 am

Hello!

In case someone were interested I've just posted a phonetic transcription to my blog on poetry:

http://holdekunst.blogspot.com/2008/12/can-you-speak-english-can-you-really.html

Cheers

Sergio

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