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Post by miss stav » June 15th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Jan Of The Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841 - 1885).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/jan-of-the-windmill-by-juliana-horatia-gatty-ewing/


There were two storms: one within and one without. The windmiller's wife was starting to be very unhappy, and the rain was poring as fast as her tears. So her husband brought Jan, a neglected child, for her to care for. This book is about his growing up, being a favorite but still an outcast, and discovering himself. Rudyard Kipling claimed to know this novel almost by heart, and it is hoped you would like it too. Like any good children's book, it is perfect for both children and adults. ( Stav Nisser.)
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Last edited by miss stav on June 19th, 2018, 12:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by linny » June 17th, 2018, 7:24 am

Hello Stav,
May I be your DPL on this project? It is difficult to resist this author. Great pick!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 17th, 2018, 11:29 am

Stav and Linny,
I'd be happy to MC. I'll get set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by miss stav » June 17th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Hi Linny and Mary anne,
glad to wllcome you to this project. It is going to be a fun jurny.
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Post by miss stav » June 19th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Ok, the window is ready. I united 41 and 42 into one section because both are very short, so you can delete section 42 from the mw.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 19th, 2018, 8:02 pm

miss stav wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Ok, the window is ready. I united 41 and 42 into one section because both are very short, so you can delete section 42 from the mw.
Stav.
Done.

Chapter title for section 29 is missing.

Moving to readers wanted!

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Post by mightyfelix » July 7th, 2018, 9:29 am

This is so cute! I can't believe you haven't had any takers yet. Well, I can't help myself. I'll start you off with chapter 1.

However, I want to ask about the pronunciation of Jan. With girls, of course, it's pronounced to rhyme with can, but I knew a man named Jan (from Germany, I think he was), and it was pronounced Yahn.

(More info, if you're interested:
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Jan
https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Jan )

I'd like to use this pronunciation, but only if you agree and want to make it standard. I wouldn't want to be the only one saying "Yahn," and everyone else saying Jan to rhyme with can.

EDIT: Here is the pronunciation I mean: https://youtu.be/waCtNLE8J4s

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Post by miss stav » July 7th, 2018, 9:57 am

Hi, cyan pter one is all yours. This is interesting, please pronounce Jan as you decide, just let me Kno ow so that I will update the first post.
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Post by mightyfelix » July 7th, 2018, 10:27 am

Sure thing! I'll use "Yahn," since that's the pronunciation I'm familiar with. And since the setting does seem to be somewhat Nordic. I don't know if it actually says it anywhere.

One more question: Do you want me to read the chapter headings? "THE WINDMILLER’S WIFE.—STRANGERS.—TEN SHILLINGS A WEEK.—THE LITTLE JAN." Or just say "Chapter one" and then start with the main body of the text?

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Post by miss stav » July 7th, 2018, 11:13 am

Oh yes, that would be lovely. I didn't add them to the mw because they are too long to enter the field, I think.
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Post by magz » July 9th, 2018, 1:42 am

Hi Stav, looks like Chapter One might be taken so can I read Chapter Two?

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Post by miss stav » July 9th, 2018, 6:12 am

Hay Magz,
how lovely to see you here. Chapter 2 is all yours. Have fun,
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Post by Foon » July 10th, 2018, 5:28 am

This looks cute. May I read chapter 5?

Also, the weigh in on the pronunciation of "Jan", by the looks of it it's a Dutch name (they're talking about his mother being from Holland and all). I recorded how the name would be pronounced in Dutch (it's my native language):
https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/Jan.mp3
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by miss stav » July 10th, 2018, 5:30 am

Thanks a lot for the pronunciation. Chapter 5 is all yours. Have fun.
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