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Post by Caeristhiona » March 20th, 2013, 5:55 pm

Ack! I didn't get my usual email that someone had replied to this thread. :oops: I will begin PLing immediately!
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Post by DSayers » March 20th, 2013, 6:04 pm

Caeristhiona wrote:Ack! I didn't get my usual email that someone had replied to this thread. :oops: I will begin PLing immediately!
Same thing happened to me once. Have fun with this, I sure did!
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Post by Caeristhiona » March 20th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Section 01 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 02 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 03 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 04 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 05 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 06 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 07 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 08 - PL beginning and end OK
Section 09 - PL beginning and end OK

Fabulous reading, Denny!!
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Post by DSayers » March 20th, 2013, 6:33 pm

You're generous and kind. Thanks. It's a GREAT novel, among Defoe's best and he had many bests.

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Post by Caeristhiona » March 20th, 2013, 6:58 pm

PL Section 10:
2:41 - Says "September 30" instead of "September 26
2:55 - Says "September 27" instead of "September 26"
5:44 - omits the words "in that part"
7:59 - says "in form" instead of "in from"
12:23 - says "in the Minorities" instead of "in the Minories"
13:29 - says "some of the bodies" instead of "sometimes the bodies"
17:46 - omits words "as I have said"
18:45 - says "they would hear them" instead of "any would come to hear them"
19:03 - missing two paragraphs: "It was indeed a lamentable thing"..."however short and imperfect."
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Post by DSayers » March 20th, 2013, 9:52 pm

I'll get right on these. Thanks for your efforts. Reading these tables is really hard, as the formatting is lost in html.

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Post by Caeristhiona » March 21st, 2013, 1:10 am

Yeah, I figured... plus all those numbers can be a bit of a tongue twister.
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Post by DSayers » March 22nd, 2013, 10:35 am

I've re-edited Section 10 per our proof listener's suggestions:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/plague_year_10rev_defoe.mp3

It has a runtime of 23:29 now.

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Post by RuthieG » April 12th, 2013, 5:33 am

Denny, Caet hasn't logged on for 3 weeks, and she hasn't picked up my PM from a week ago either, so I propose to PL the rest myself, so that we can put this to bed without further delay.

Section 10

17:47 the words "as I have said" are still omitted
18:46 Text is: "as long as any would come to hear them"; you read "as long as any would hear them"

Please just record those two phrases separately, upload them in a file called section10_edits or something and I will edit them into the amended and noise-cleaned version, as I have already spliced into it your corrections so far, and also corrected some of the figures in the table. If you prefer, download this new version and do the edits in that: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/plague_year_10_defoe_rg.mp3

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Post by DSayers » April 12th, 2013, 9:33 am

Ruth: Here's the re-edits for you to kindly spice in:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/section10_edits.mp3

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Post by RuthieG » April 12th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Thanks, Denny. Section 10 now PL OK. That seems to work well, so shall we do the same for Section 11?

Section 11

21:20 Text is: "then, again in February; you read "then, again in January"

21:44 Text is: "even so long as till there died above 3000 a week"; you read "even so long as till there died about 3000 a week"

21:51 "and almost all Southwark side" Southwark is pronounced SUTH-uk (ˈsʌðək) like 'mother'. http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=southwark&submit=Submit

22:06 Text is: "and such other things as oil and rosin and brimstone"; you read "and such other things as oil and resin and brimstone"

22:51 Text is: "St Margaret, Bermondsey"; you read: "St Magdalen, Bermondsey". Bermondsey is pronounced BUR-mundzee. http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=bermondsey&submit=Submit

23:14 Omitted: "Stepney 273"

I will try to PL one section a day. :) You're nearly there now.

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Post by DSayers » April 12th, 2013, 1:09 pm

Section 11, re-edits:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/Section_11_ Edits.mp3

That HowJSay pronunciation website is really terrific. My knowledge of how to say British place names is limited to what I learned going to school in Cambridge, Massachusetts for four years, where many nearby towns were named after British namesakes.

Once Plague Year is fixed, my next Defoe project with be The Storm (1704) about the devastating hurricane that occurred a year earlier. That work pre-dates Plague Year by 18 years, and is also a fictionalized account presented as journalism. The pronunciation website will prove quite useful!

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Post by RuthieG » April 13th, 2013, 3:57 am

Section 12 PL OK (just a couple of little fixes in the table, which I pasted in from elsewhere)

Section 13

2:44 Text: "so that I might be glad to be locked up too"; you read "so that I might be able to be locked up too"

4:14 "and at Barnet". Barnet is pronounced BAR-nit. http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=barnet&submit=Submit

20:05 Text: " than into the fields in mobs by thousands"; you read: " than into the fields by thousands"

30:46 "at the hither end of Islington" Islington is pronounced IZ-ling-tun http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=islington&submit=Submit

30:57 "but the plague is come up into Islington too"

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Post by RuthieG » April 14th, 2013, 10:35 am

Section 14

00:47 "It seems when they left Islington they intended to have gone north, away to Highgate"
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3:31 Omitted: "But our three travellers were obliged to keep the road, or else they must commit spoil, and do the country a great deal of damage in breaking down fences and gates to go over enclosed fields, which they were loth to do if they could help it. "

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Post by DSayers » April 14th, 2013, 4:48 pm

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