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Post by Rapunzelina » September 30th, 2019, 11:58 am

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - November 1897.

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The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, Vol VIII, the November Number.
It includes the following articles:
  • Patagonia, by J. B. Hatcher
  • Hatcher's Work in Patagonia, by W. J. McGee
  • The Sushitna River, Alaska, by W. A. Dickey
  • A Winter Weather Record from the Klondike Region, by E. W. Nelson
  • The Russian Census of 1897, by A. W. Greely
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Post by KevinS » September 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm

I had no idea that these were being recorded! Most excellent!

May I have Section 1, please?
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 30th, 2019, 12:28 pm

They are, from time to time :mrgreen:

Thank you for starting us off, Kevin!

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Post by silverquill » September 30th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Glad to see another NG!

Could you put me in for Section 2?

(I seem to be chasing Kevin around these days). :lol:

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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2019, 12:35 am

I never participated in any of these magazines but I'm interested in The Russian Census of 1897. Could I read that section please ?

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2019, 1:52 am

Thank you, Larry! I'm glad you appreciate the National Geographic magazines!
And thank you, Sonia! Welcome to the nat geo project!

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Post by KevinS » October 1st, 2019, 9:11 am

"E agora, José?"

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2019, 10:33 am

Thank you, Kevin! :clap: I hope you enjoyed your trip to Patagonia! I'll be able to download and listen tomorrow.

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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2019, 12:15 pm

and here is my short census about Russia. It was quite interesting to see which cities were already well-populated back then.

I'm not sure the last bit about the Germans should be included as I feel it doesn't fit into the chapter at all. :hmm:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_11_05_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 6:56 min.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2019, 12:35 pm

Yes, I know what you mean. It is indeed unrelated to the article, but it's either adding it there at the end (by the way, did you remember to add the 'end of book' outro? I forgot to mention it in the MW as I usually do), or not including it at all in the project. I'll be able to download and listen tomorrow, Wednesday :D
Thank you, Sonia! :9:

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Post by KevinS » October 1st, 2019, 1:19 pm

It's none of my business, but I hope to be active with all the forthcoming NG recordings and I believe that an article might be said to end with the author's initials.
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Post by Rapunzelina » October 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm

All opinions are appreciated! As for myself, indecisiveness is one of my characteristics :mrgreen:
We could either (1) ditch those notes altogether from the project, (2) rename the last section "The Russian Census of 1897 (plus notes)" or something, or (3) create an extra section called Notes, just for that. Which option sounds more sensible?

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Post by KevinS » October 1st, 2019, 2:23 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm
All opinions are appreciated! As for myself, indecisiveness is one of my characteristics :mrgreen:
We could either (1) ditch those notes altogether from the project, (2) rename the last section "The Russian Census of 1897 (plus notes)" or something, or (3) create an extra section called Notes, just for that. Which option sounds more sensible?
My vote is for Number 1.
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Post by Kitty » October 1st, 2019, 11:15 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 1:44 pm
All opinions are appreciated! As for myself, indecisiveness is one of my characteristics :mrgreen:
We could either (1) ditch those notes altogether from the project, (2) rename the last section "The Russian Census of 1897 (plus notes)" or something, or (3) create an extra section called Notes, just for that. Which option sounds more sensible?
I wouldn't mind redoing the title, I think that's the best solution to include the notes, but I don't really think it's necessary to say "notes". Maybe just write it in the MW into the section slot.

Also the first part of the note is directly related to the Russian Census, so that one should definitely stay in. I just wondered what the German part had to do with it. Maybe it was an extrapolation from the American census he started talking about in the first part of the footnote. :hmm:

And of course I did include the final End of book disclaimer :mrgreen: wouldn't forget that.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 2nd, 2019, 1:07 pm

wow I admire both of you, your agility of the tongue in reading all these place names!

Just one PL note for Kevin, there is a short stumble-repeat at around 5:57 (The Indian tribes ...)


And lets keep those ending paragraphs; I liked how Sonia's reading makes it obvious it's a foot-note, and the flow is very natural!

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