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

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DrPGould
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Post by DrPGould » November 13th, 2017, 12:25 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:Question on reading:

There is a statement:
"Potowánmeac was reduced to Potomack and then to Potomac..."

read the following "Potomack" [spell out P-O-T-O-M-A-C-K] and then read "and then to Potomac.." and as you suggest, parenthetically say, "without the k"

Should I parenthetically say, "without the k"?

Also, how best to read the following:

and the spelling of nearly all the Belvédères has been changed to Belvidere.
Belair, La., represents the end-product of a process of decay which began with Belle Aire,
With respect to "Belvederes..." I would first read the name and then spell it out and then read has been changed to (and then the new spelling)

With respect to Belair--again, pronounce the word first, followed by spelling it out, and then read the sentence (spelling out Belle Aire) at the end.

I think that would maximize the clarity of the reading for the listener ...

If you can think of another way to do that....I'm open....

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by tommack » November 13th, 2017, 1:56 pm

here is section 2 chapter one part 2

I'll appreciate any constructive comments or suggestions

Thanks,

Tom Mack


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/theamericanlanguage_chapter1_part2.mp3

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Post by tommack » November 13th, 2017, 2:10 pm

Philip,

I'd like to do sections 19 and 20.
thanks, tommack

Tom Mack

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Post by unclejoe » November 13th, 2017, 3:18 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_07_mencken_128kb.mp3

raised volume....ok in checker....has some spikeyness to the graph. Fixed Edinberg to Edinburra :>)
aloha

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Post by DrPGould » November 13th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Many thanks, Joe.

Philip
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Post by barbara2 » November 13th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Terrific. PL OK.

I love this stuff.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » November 13th, 2017, 4:36 pm

unclejoe wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_07_mencken_128kb.mp3

raised volume....ok in checker....has some spikeyness to the graph. Fixed Edinberg to Edinburra :>)
aloha
Ta! PL OK.

Best,

Barbara

I haven't mastered the Compression effect yet but, as my recordings tend to be spikey, I've begun using it to amplify while avoiding that red "clipping" of the tops and bottoms of the spikes. Phil knows all this stuff.

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Post by barbara2 » November 13th, 2017, 5:57 pm

tommack wrote:here is section 2 chapter one part 2

I'll appreciate any constructive comments or suggestions

Thanks,

Tom Mack


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/theamericanlanguage_chapter1_part2.mp3


Thanks Tom. You're off to a great start. Just change the file name to
"americanlanguage_02_mencken_128kb.mp3" and upload it again. Then I'll
be able to mark it PL OK in the Magic Window.



Best,


Barbara


I loved this:

[Of Webster]"...the ardor of his desire to expound and instruct was only matched by his infinite capacity for observing inaccurately, and his profound ignorance of elementary philological principles".

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Post by DrPGould » November 13th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Tom:

Sections 19 and 20 are yours!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by beeber » November 13th, 2017, 6:48 pm

Could I please read sections 22, 23, and 24?
Thanks.
Bruce

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Post by DrPGould » November 13th, 2017, 7:21 pm

Bruce:

Sections 22-24 are yours!

Enjoy!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » November 13th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Tom:

One more thing...whenever you upload a file and post the link to it, be sure to include the length of the file. It is essential to the cataloging process.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by realisticspeakers » November 14th, 2017, 8:25 am

I'd like to add Section 26 to my collection, please.
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Post by DrPGould » November 14th, 2017, 8:42 am

realisticspeakers wrote:I'd like to add Section 26 to my collection, please.
Section 26 is yours.

Enjoy!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by tommack » November 14th, 2017, 11:24 am

renamed and uploaded the file again.

Thanks for your help. Sections 19 & 20 are going to be recorded soon.

Thanks again,
Tom Mack

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_02_mencken_128kb.mp3

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