safasofia wrote: ↑
February 3rd, 2019, 11:28 am
Hey, as I'm prepping for my Section 15 recording, I see some parts I'm not sure how to deal with. Maybe you can offer some advice?
Great, it's always good to ask questions!
- "e.g." do I say "eeee-ggg" or should I say "exempli gratia" or can I say "for example"
Any of those is fine. I personally go with "for example".
- similar question about other abbreviations like AD (shall I say "aye-dee" or "after death"?) and I see "ob. A.D." but I cannot find the meaning for "ob." online... do you happen to know? Maybe "obligatti"?
This one I don't know
I haven't the faintest idea what the "ob." stands for, and I cannot find it either. A.D. would typically stand for "Anno Domini", but it's common enough in speech to say "aye-dee", so that would be fine. I'm gonna ask this in the Need Help forum, see if anyone else knows, but it'd be absolutely fine to say "oh-bee aye-dee" if you don't feel like waiting for someone to have the proper answer.
: Tovarisch was a hero and figured it out! It stands for the Latin "obiit" which means "died". So you can read "died A.D. [year]" or "died Anno Domini [year]" or use "obiit" instead of "died" in these two examples.
- Here is a double question: those numbers and equal signs... for example "Al-Hariri A.H. 446-516 = 1030-1100" shall I say here, "four fourty six to five sixteen equals ten thirty to eleven hundred" or is it better to say something like "the year four-hundred fourty six until five-hundred sixteen, which is equivalent to the year one thousand thirty until one thousand one-hundred" (I assume this is the islamic calendar versus the gregorian calendar... is that right?)
As frustrating as it might seem, here it would be good to stay as close to the text as possible; so "Al-Hariri aye-aitch [or: Anno Hegirae] four [hundred] forty six to five [hundred] sixteen, equals thousand thirty to eleven hundred". Your second suggestion would be easier to understand for a listener, however, that would be making changes to the text which is against LV policies. Abbreviations and symbols have some leeway since they can often be pronounced in different ways, but we can't add words that simply aren't there.
- I assume that I can skip the "FN#..." footnote numbers, is that right?
Correct, you may skip the footnotes!
- I assume when I see roman numerals, I should read the actual number, like "ii" I should read "two" rather than "eye eye". Is that right?
Correct again, just read the number it stands for