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

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Post by barbara2 » November 28th, 2017, 3:39 am

beeber wrote:Section 33 is ready for PL. (Duration 6:37)
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_33_mencken_128kb.mp3

Bruce
Thanks Bruce. Once again, PL OK.

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Barbara

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Post by ToddHW » November 29th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Sections 9, 10, and 11 recorded; need to edit. Interesting to see a reference to my home town in the text!

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Post by DrPGould » November 29th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Bruce:

Thank you for Section 47. It is in the MW and ready for PL.

Todd:

Thank you for the update.

Barbara:

Thank you for your diligent and excellent PL.

Philip

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Post by unclejoe » November 29th, 2017, 11:12 pm

I would read
45 Ch8 Proper Names in America Pt 4 Street Names
if still available.
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Post by barbara2 » November 30th, 2017, 12:17 am

beeber wrote:Section 47 is ready for PL. (Duration 23:47)
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_47_mencken_128kb.mp3

Bruce
Thanks again Bruce. PL OK.

Mencken's outraged prose is still fresh and contentious. A pleasure to listen to.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by mightyfelix » December 1st, 2017, 11:38 pm

Section 6:

15:47
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_06_mencken_128kb.mp3

I spelled a few of the words in this section, such as cache, to distinguish them from their homophones, such as cash. Let me know if any changes are needed.

I thought it was interesting that this chapter mentions Ring W. Lardner, as I read an article of his not too long ago, entitled "What is 'The American Language'?": http://ia601502.us.archive.org/19/items/bookman_march_1921_1710_librivox/bookmanmarch1921_21_various_128kb.mp3
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Post by DrPGould » December 2nd, 2017, 2:24 pm

Devorah:

Thanks so much for Section 6. It is in the MW and ready for PL.

Philip

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Post by barbara2 » December 2nd, 2017, 7:16 pm

mightyfelix wrote:Section 6:

15:47
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/americanlanguage_06_mencken_128kb.mp3
....

I thought it was interesting that this chapter mentions Ring W. Lardner, as I read an article of his not too long ago, entitled "What is 'The American Language'?": http://ia601502.us.archive.org/19/items/bookman_march_1921_1710_librivox/bookmanmarch1921_21_various_128kb.mp3

Thanks, Devorah, a nice clear reading. PL OK.

I enjoyed your Ring Lardner section on the personal pronoun and case confusion. It reminded me of Anita Loos and her air-head blonde gold-digger (in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) who lamented: "A girl like I never gets to meet really interesting men. One’s brain gets to be starved.”

Thanks to Google, I learn that Loos adored Mencken but he preferred "a certain empty-headed blonde".

Best,

Barbara

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Post by DrPGould » December 2nd, 2017, 9:06 pm

Thanks for your PL, Barbara!

Philip

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Post by wildlindajohnson » December 3rd, 2017, 9:13 am

Hi, I'll take section 27. If I don't botch it, I'll take a few more!!
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Post by DrPGould » December 3rd, 2017, 3:23 pm

Linda:

Section 27 is yours!

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by realisticspeakers » December 3rd, 2017, 3:50 pm

I would like to read
Section 38 Ch 7 Differences in Spelling Pt 3 The Influence of Webster
please?

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Post by wildlindajohnson » December 3rd, 2017, 5:22 pm

Linda Johnson

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Post by DrPGould » December 3rd, 2017, 5:28 pm

Linda:

Thank you for Section 27. It is in the MW and ready for PL.

Philip

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