[COMPLETE] The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Vol 9 - tg

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Post by SkyRider » November 23rd, 2018, 7:05 am


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Post by Foon » November 23rd, 2018, 8:38 am

Thank you! :D
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by HZFerr » November 23rd, 2018, 8:23 pm

sect 10
spot PL OK :thumbs:
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. MacKenzie
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Post by HZFerr » November 23rd, 2018, 8:24 pm

sect 11
PL OK

Excellent recording! :clap:
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. MacKenzie
POW/MIA
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

Helen

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Post by Foon » November 24th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Thank you Helen!
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by Foon » December 10th, 2018, 6:08 am

Sections 1 and 27 have been orphaned!
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by SkyRider » December 10th, 2018, 6:13 am

I'm happy to take one of them - let's say 1.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by Foon » December 10th, 2018, 6:38 am

Thanks Paul, section 1 is all yours :thumbs:
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by Foon » December 11th, 2018, 11:34 am

Thanks Paul! That was fast :D
It's in the MW for Helen to PL :)
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by IanBaker » December 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm

I keep stumbling over the broken English, and even the normal English. Does anybody have any tips on that? :(
-IanBaker :thumbs:

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Post by SkyRider » December 12th, 2018, 5:25 am

IanBaker wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm
I keep stumbling over the broken English, and even the normal English. Does anybody have any tips on that? :(
Not that I'm any great expert, but I found contextualising helped. Rather than being broken, the language is quite erudite but has a strange feel to it. I think Burton (writing in the mid 19th century) tried to give a historic feel to the Tales by using - what was to him - archaic language which leads to us having this odd portmanteau of Regency-ish English with a Victorian inflexion. To read my passages, I put myself in the shoes of a traveller around the turn of the 1800s telling his peers when he returned of the bizarre things that he had encountered. It doesn't help with all the unfamiliar wording (for example, I think the use of "an" as "if" is even older) but it helps you get your mind through a good chunk of it.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by Foon » December 13th, 2018, 9:34 am

IanBaker wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 6:16 pm
I keep stumbling over the broken English, and even the normal English. Does anybody have any tips on that? :(
What Paul already said--it's not broken, it's oooooooold. Almost all books we read at LibriVox have old-fashioned language (after all, the books we record are at least 95 years old), but this one is an especially tricky one. It's not an easy read for any of us, I think. The only advice I have for you, is: take your time. I don't know how fast you usually speak, but for me (as a naturally fast speaker) it really helps to consciously slow myself down when I'm reading a difficult text.
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by Foon » December 13th, 2018, 9:56 am

Helen, I've posted section 27 in the MW for PL! :)
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Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by HZFerr » December 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm

sect 1 & 27
PL OK :D :clap:
"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. MacKenzie
POW/MIA
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE

Helen

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