[COMPLETE] H.L. Mencken--The American Language--philc

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Post by DrPGould » October 28th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Thanks so much, Mike. Thank you, too, Barbara for your PL!

Philip
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Post by jgbresson » October 28th, 2017, 6:09 pm

I'll do section 13.

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Post by DrPGould » October 28th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Justin:

Welcome to the project and Welcome to Librivox! Section 13 is yours! Be sure to review the first two posts for this project for tips, etc. If anything is unclear or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by ToddHW » October 28th, 2017, 6:45 pm

All the Mencken papers are collected in Baltimore where he lived and in the library across the street from me. So, may I read Sections 9, 10, and 11?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by jgbresson » October 28th, 2017, 7:05 pm

That was an enjoyable reading, I think I'll finish out the rest of Chapter 3 (sections 14-17).

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Post by DrPGould » October 28th, 2017, 7:05 pm

Todd:

Welcome to the project. Sections 9,10,11 are yours!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by realisticspeakers » October 31st, 2017, 7:16 am

I would like section 12 Ch2 The Beginnings of American Pt 6 Colonial Pronunciation
and
15 Ch3 The Period of Growth Pt 3 The Expanding Vocabulary

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Post by DrPGould » October 31st, 2017, 7:28 am

Welcome to the Project! Sections 12 and 15 are yours!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » October 31st, 2017, 2:02 pm

Barbara:

Section 0 (The Preface) is in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by barbara2 » October 31st, 2017, 3:56 pm

DrPGould wrote:Barbara:

Section 0 (The Preface) is in the MW and ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip

This is so interesting. I feel like adding my own, antipodean, comments :mrgreen:

Philip, there is a repeat of "but its chief excuse" at 5:48.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by DrPGould » October 31st, 2017, 4:39 pm

Barbara:

Thanks for your PL! I think I have fixed the redundancy and I have re-uploaded the file. I understand and sympathize with your temptation. It would have been interesting if Mencken could have found English speakers in the UK and the antipodes to add breadth to this discussion (but he didn't even deal with the North American dialects (4)). Some of that work (in N. Am) has been done by others beginning in the 1940s.....

As he said in the Preface--it's a beginning point.

Philip
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Post by barbara2 » October 31st, 2017, 5:40 pm

Section 0, Preface, is now PL OK.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by thesilentmantis » November 1st, 2017, 10:11 am

I would like to do section 21, Ch4 American and English Today Pt 4 Euphemisms and Forbidden Words. Sounds like a fun chunk of audio!

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Post by DrPGould » November 1st, 2017, 11:12 am

Austin:

Welcome to the project and Welcome to Librivox! Section 21 is yours! Please review the first two posts for project information. If anything is unclear or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » November 5th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Barbara:

Section 18 is in the MW and ready for PL. (You might want to put the "Anvil Chorus" or "Song of the Volga Boatmen" in your stereo to lend the proper ambiance--it's quite the long list. :wink: )

Many thanks,

Philip
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