[Play]Lady of Lyons by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton - thw

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Post by Kalamareader » January 6th, 2021, 4:05 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Hmmm. I believe the final "s" on Deschappelles is silent. Am I wrong? Just checking.

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In my experience, it depends on who is saying the word and what their native language is. You are absolutely correct that if it is said as the French would say it, but, unfortunately the English speaking world adds the 's' to the word. In this case, as this is taking place in France, (Lyons to be exact [note that the 's' is silent in that word]) it would seem appropriate to me to leave it off. But, of course, that is just me.

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Post by alanmapstone » January 6th, 2021, 6:01 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Hmmm. I believe the final "s" on Deschappelles is silent. Am I wrong? Just checking.
You could consult Sonia (Kitty) who lives in Luxembourg and is a native French speaker.
I would say, having lived in a French speaking country, that it is silent :D
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Post by Kalamareader » January 7th, 2021, 8:53 pm

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 8th, 2021, 6:26 am

alanmapstone wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 6:01 pm
WendyKatzHiller wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Hmmm. I believe the final "s" on Deschappelles is silent. Am I wrong? Just checking.
You could consult Sonia (Kitty) who lives in Luxembourg and is a native French speaker.
I would say, having lived in a French speaking country, that it is silent :D
I think you guys are right. I made my decision listening to a recording of someone saying the name. It sounded like they were softly voicing the final s -- which does happen in some regions with some names. However, yesterday, when I looked up phonetic guides to the pronunciation of the names of several people with that surname, none of them indicated voicing the s. I will change the pronunciation guide accordingly.

Thanks for your input!

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 8th, 2021, 6:26 am

Look forward to listening to these! :D

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 8th, 2021, 6:27 am

corrected Pronunciation guide
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Post by ADKreader1122 » January 8th, 2021, 11:47 am

Hi Wayne,
Your evil laugh sounds great! :D Acts 3 and 4 are PL Okay. For Act 5, please review my notes and correct those parts if you agree. At :10 the word sounds like "seal" instead of "seek" in "...he may seek to baffle me..." At 2:35 the word "received" should be changed to "reserved" in "...a virtue reserved only for the gardener's son!"

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Post by ktaylor07 » January 9th, 2021, 9:57 am

Unless someone else quickly contacts me to say they are on fire for the assignment, I am going to start working on reading the Stage Directions.

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Post by Kalamareader » January 9th, 2021, 5:13 pm

ADKreader1122 wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 11:47 am
Hi Wayne,
Your evil laugh sounds great! :D Acts 3 and 4 are PL Okay. For Act 5, please review my notes and correct those parts if you agree. At :10 the word sounds like "seal" instead of "seek" in "...he may seek to baffle me..." At 2:35 the word "received" should be changed to "reserved" in "...a virtue reserved only for the gardener's son!"

Many thanks,
Lora
Lora,

Here are the corrected lines. I just reread the entire line in both cases.

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Post by Availle » January 9th, 2021, 5:16 pm

I could help you with Janet in act 3. :)
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Post by ktaylor07 » January 9th, 2021, 6:42 pm

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I could help you with Janet in act 3. :)
Yes, please! Welcome to the cast!


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Post by ADKreader1122 » January 10th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Thanks, Wayne--PL okay on your fixes.

Lora

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