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Post by bhavya » February 21st, 2019, 9:51 am

Hello,

For one of my projects, I came across this sentence: "there was a touch about A—-'s".
What should I read it out as? (Apologies if this question has been previously asked)
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Post by Availle » February 21st, 2019, 10:21 am

What context? Is this supposed to be a name? A swear word?

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Post by tovarisch » February 21st, 2019, 12:45 pm

I found that exact phrase in "Rabindranath Tagore's Glimpses of Bengal", letter from Shazadpur:
SHAZADPUR,
25th June 1892.

In to-day's letters there was a touch

about A 's
singing which made my

heart yearn with a nameless longing.
So, it's likely a name. bhavya, was there any name already mentioned before, that starts with 'A' and designates a creature/person that can sing? It could be the same... Or, perhaps it hasn't been mentioned, in which case you just say "about AYZ singing" (that's how I'd pronounce it - the letter and the possessive suffix, which methinks needs to be voiced).
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Post by TriciaG » February 21st, 2019, 12:59 pm

That's what I would do - "about A's singing" - pretending that the name is simply the letter A.

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Post by ej400 » February 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm

Lucky that your got a first letter :lol: <laughing>. In my solo of the works of Edmund Burke Vol 1. the first section is titled "a letter to Lord ----". Now of course, I don't know anyone who would be named ----, so I just decided to say "A Letter to Lord Unknown".

As for the A--'s, I'd say it's probably best to just say A. I mean, even if it's not a name, it's kind of the authors fault for not finishing the word so we can't pronounce it fully :lol: <laughing> . Or it is a swear word, and it's best to keep it clean? Or the author is protecting someone's identity, so A would also make sense. In any of these cases, just saying A seems to be the best. :D <smile>

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Post by annise » February 21st, 2019, 8:04 pm

You could have called him Lord Fourdash :D :D :D

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Post by Availle » February 21st, 2019, 8:40 pm

:lol: :lol:

A truly aristocratic name!
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Post by bhavya » February 21st, 2019, 9:13 pm

Thanks everyone!
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Post by kayray » February 22nd, 2019, 8:42 am

annise wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 8:04 pm
You could have called him Lord Fourdash :D :D :D

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