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Post by Imajica » April 19th, 2006, 4:27 am

I'm a newbie to audio books and have a question about ie, eg and etc. When recording does the person making the recording say for example eg?

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Post by kri » April 19th, 2006, 6:38 am

You would probably want to say the actual word that the abbreviation is meant for.

eg = Example
Etc. = Et Cetera

Although, I think for ie I would just say "ie".

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Post by kayray » April 19th, 2006, 7:19 am

I'd read most abbreviations as they are printed:

e.g
i.e.
c.f

but I would say "et cetera" for etc.

(not ECK cetera! pet peeve ;-)
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Post by ceastman » April 19th, 2006, 1:12 pm

I, too, would read as written (except the aforementioned etc).

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Post by Fox in the Stars » April 19th, 2006, 3:20 pm

I would read "ex." as "example", "fig." as "figure" and "il." as "illustration," too --- those last few being things we'd have to refer people to e-texts for, tho...
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Post by kri » April 19th, 2006, 8:09 pm

As you can tell Imajica, a lot of what we do here can be interpretive. Do what seems best to you.

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Post by aragorn44 » April 21st, 2006, 7:20 pm

ok here's another one:

how would you read a date or a place name that has been intentionally left incomplete by the author:

as in:
april 17, 17-

or:
He made his way casually down _____ St.

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Post by kayray » April 21st, 2006, 7:33 pm

Heheh we've had long discussionas about this one :) There's no right way, of course. You could say "April 17, 17-blank" or "april 17, 17-something", whichever you prefer.

I'd say "Blank street" in this case.

Sometimes you'll get The Duchess of N---, in which case you can say The Duchess of Blank or The Duchess of N, whichever makes more sense in context. (if you've got several dukes and duchesses, they'd better not ALL be "Blank" :)

Short answer? Do something that sounds ok to you. :)
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Post by ChipDoc » April 22nd, 2006, 2:59 am

I ran into this one recently:
renewed her directions to the coachman to drive to her house in *** street, who accordingly landed us at her door

Here's how I read it:
renewed her directions to the coachman to drive to her house in the street, who accordingly landed us at her door

I don't really think it matters how you do it, so long as you stick with what seems to be the original intent of the author.
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Post by marlodianne » April 22nd, 2006, 9:41 am

I would say 17_ as 1700s.

I don't think I'd ever say blank, because it draws attention to what is supposed to be a deliberate omission. I would just substitute with something that gives it the same open.

__ Street

the Street


Duchess of __

Duchess of nothing

d__!

dee!

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