(Complete) A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells - lt

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Post by pattymarie » February 20th, 2019, 3:23 pm

Sections 15, 16 and 17 are PL OK. I love it better now that we're into history with written sources and more archeological evidence and artwork. :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 21st, 2019, 2:47 am

pattymarie wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 3:23 pm
I love it better now that we're into history with written sources and more archeological evidence and artwork. :)
Me too!!! Those trilobites swimming around in the all-world-covering slime were not much fun. :lol:
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 24th, 2019, 6:02 am

Sections 18, 19 and 20 are uploaded.
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Post by Kikisaulite » February 28th, 2019, 1:35 pm

Chapters 21 and 22 uploaded.
K. :)
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Post by pattymarie » February 28th, 2019, 4:41 pm

I'm sorry, I forgot to report that sections 18, 19 and 20 are PL OK. I'll get to the new ones and mark all in the MW over the weekend.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 1st, 2019, 6:17 am

Thank you, Pattymarie! Absolutely no hurry here.
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Post by pattymarie » March 1st, 2019, 10:31 am

Sections 21 and 22 are PL OK.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 10th, 2019, 11:40 am

Chapters 23 and 24 are uploaded. :)
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Post by pattymarie » March 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Sections 23 and 24 are PL OK.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 17th, 2019, 11:17 am

Chapters 25 and 26 are uploaded.
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Post by pattymarie » March 17th, 2019, 9:10 pm

Got them and just noticed that chapter 29 is about the Indian king, Asoka. From my working of a tutorial on Sanskrit pronunciation, I'm pretty sure that's pronounced Ashoka. It has a cedilla on the s in proper transcription to the Latin alphabet that usually makes it an sh sound. I've often seen it spelled Ashoka as well. I'll check with an Indian Librivox volunteer who will know for certain.

Edit: I've sent a pm to the volunteer in India. He'll probably respond soon. On-line pronunciation sources conflict.
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Post by Kikisaulite » March 18th, 2019, 5:29 am

Pattymarie,
thank you very much for all the trouble with king Asoka/Ashoka! Most likely you are right about the sh sound. In my native language the personage is also pronounced as Ashoka (which is of course only circumstantial evidence)... but let's wait what the Indian volunteer says.
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Post by pattymarie » March 18th, 2019, 10:38 am

"Sh" it is. Jothi also sent this link to a charming little video lesson about Ashoka, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XojmEmy7kw that might be helpful with place names associated with him as well. Most interestingly "Magadha" is pronounced [mug' ud] with English short u's in the video, and that's what I remember from the research I did back when I wanted to record a book of Indian history but found the pronunciation requirements overwhelming.
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Edit: Uh-oh, in this video the "ha" at the end of Magadha is pronounced, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSof2HncHvo . It's near the beginning at 0:19. [muh-gud'-huh]. I would go with that because of the spelling. That's how it actually was in my research sources. It's actually hard to tell whether he is pronouncing the last syllable "huh" or "hah": Sanskrit does have a short a pronounced like the u in ugly and a long a pronounced "ah," but sometimes it's really hard to tell which one a speakers of modern Indian languages are using, so people will just have to put up with the best we foreigners can make out. :roll:
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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2019, 11:22 am

Whilst I understand wanting to get as close as possible, and appreciate your research in this respect, remember at LV we don't sweat pronunciation 8-)

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Post by Kikisaulite » March 18th, 2019, 11:52 am

Pattymarie and Lynne,
thank you both! :)
I certainly do not pretend to understand all the niceties of the origins of the pronunciation etc and would probably never have the patience to look it all up in so much detail myself (many thanks, Pattymarie!!!). But, on the other hand, I feel it is nice to get the pronunciation correct at least with the principal characters ... I don't think I will be overzealous, no fear of that (thanks, Lynnet!!!).

So, Ashoka with "sh" it is! 8-)
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