[COMPLETE] Myths and Legends of Alaska by Judson - avail

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Post by silverquill » September 21st, 2015, 12:51 am

Myths and Legends of Alaska by Katharine Berry Judson (1866 - 1929).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/myths-and-legends-of-alaska-by-katharine-berry-judson/

Editor Katharine Berry Judson collates and presents a narrative history of Alaskan Myths. Originally gathered and recorded by government ethnologists, she paints an overall picture of Alaskan history as told by its many tribes. From the Eskimo to the Tlingit, from the Tsetsaut to the Haida, the origin of the still-wild state begins with the great Bird (often called "Raven") and branches out, through its legends, in wonderful and amazing directions ( John N. Daily)
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      Keywords that describe the book: Alaska, folklore, Eskimo, Yukon, raven, tsetsaut, tlingit, tsimshian, athapascan, koryak

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SPECIAL NOTE: Where the tribal names appear in the titles of the stories it is important to include them. Here are links to most of those names, except one which has the phonetic spelling to help. Please take the time to check out the correct pronunciations. This is one of the things we will check.

Here is a short video about the Tlingit. Note the pronunciation with an initial “k” sound.
I am Tlingit
Tsimshian
Athapascan
Haida
Koryak
Tsetsaut /ts'ɘts'aut/

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Last edited by silverquill on October 7th, 2015, 8:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by silverquill » September 21st, 2015, 12:59 am

Okay, Ava, I hope I've set this up correctly. I found a date of death for the author under her maiden name on Ancestry.com. I changed the file name to the shortened version that was used on the original project.

I will PM you on the word counts and we can decide what to use for an intro. They range from 67 words to 3782 (for section 1) as they are set up, with most of them in the 100-250 word range, a few higher and a few lower.
~ Larry

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Post by Availle » September 21st, 2015, 4:55 am

See my pm on the issue with the intro.

Here are the old PL notes for section 2, in case you wish to keep it:
Section 2: PL-Notes: A bit of noise in the background in general, paper rustling (?) Is that a train (?) I hear at 3:18-3:26? Please consider re-recording, thanks.
And then, in the same post, it was mentioned that
Tlingit has indeed 2 accepted pronunciations: /ˈtlɪŋɡɪt/ or-and /ˈklɪŋˌgɪt/.
Irrespective of your choice, I'd suggest you keep only one, (for consistency reasons).
It might be good to check if you can find pronunciations of the other tribes' names, and put them in the first post somewhere - for consistency reasons. But that's your call really.
Cheers, Ava.
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Post by silverquill » September 21st, 2015, 7:45 am

Thanks for setting this up, Ava!

I will fill in the word counts later today.

DPL would be welcomed!

I'll see what I can find out about the pronunciations for the tribes.
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Post by SkellyVal » September 23rd, 2015, 8:13 pm

Hi! I would like to take sections 0 (Preface), 1 (The Raven Myth), 4 (How the Rivers were Formed), 7, (Raven's Feast), 9 (How Raven Taught the Chilkats), and 10 (Raven's Marriage)

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Post by silverquill » September 24th, 2015, 9:30 am

SkellyVal wrote:Hi! I would like to take sections 0 (Preface), 1 (The Raven Myth), 4 (How the Rivers were Formed), 7, (Raven's Feast), 9 (How Raven Taught the Chilkats), and 10 (Raven's Marriage)

SkellyVal
Thanks for joining this project. It started out as a solo, and we are converting it to a collaborative reading.

I will sign you up for all of the sections above except for the preface which I'm taking. You will have a key role in laying the foundation by reading the long Raven Myth, so I appreciate that very much.

I am putting together, as best I can, a pronunciation guide for some of the names found in the volume. Some of them just aren't pronounced as one might expect. Tlingit, for example has an initial sound closer to a "k." I found a great U-Tube vide of a Tlingit person talking about his heritage.

So, if you would hold off until I can get that up, I think that would be best, unless you are absolutely sure about the pronunciations.

Thanks again for coming on board!
~ Larry

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Post by maggietravers » September 25th, 2015, 7:29 am

Would love to DPL this :)
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Post by silverquill » September 25th, 2015, 7:41 am

maggietravers wrote:Would love to DPL this :)
Yippee!

Ava will be along to put you in the MW.

BTW, I'm going to put together a pronunciation guide, as best I can, so that will help you and the readers with some of the tribal names.

Thanks so much, Maggie :9:
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Post by Verngzr » September 29th, 2015, 12:03 pm

Howdy!

I'd like 12 thru 22 please

Vern

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Post by alg1001 » September 29th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Hi Silverquill,
Please may I have the Killer Whale sections 25, 36, and 60?
-Amy :)

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Post by silverquill » September 29th, 2015, 1:36 pm

Verngzr wrote:Howdy!

I'd like 12 thru 22 please

Vern
They are yours to record and enjoy.

I will try my best to get the pronunciation guide up this evening, so be sure to check it before recording. And, don't forget to give the file length when you post your sections.

Thanks so much!
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Post by silverquill » September 29th, 2015, 1:37 pm

alg1001 wrote:Hi Silverquill,
Please may I have the Killer Whale sections 25, 36, and 60?
-Amy :)
Hey, great to have you!
The killer whales are all yours.

I should have the pronunciation guide up this evening.
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Post by Verngzr » September 29th, 2015, 11:11 pm

Who's the MC for this project?

I see "yy-yyyy" where the MC's name should be.

I'm going to assume it's Ava.

here's my first chapter:https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/mythsofalaska_12_judson_128.mp3 it's 1m:22s

Vern

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Post by Verngzr » September 30th, 2015, 5:22 am


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Post by Availle » September 30th, 2015, 6:01 am

Yes it's me, sorry, I forgot to enter my name in the spot... it's there now. :D
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