[CANCELLED] Grammar of the English Language by Evan Daniel - dc

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JorWat
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Post by JorWat » November 4th, 2019, 2:09 pm

The Grammar, History and Derivation of the English Language by Evan Daniel (1837 - 1904).


Rev. Evan Daniel's in-depth book about English grammar is split up into five parts: Accidence, which goes through all the parts of speech; Analysis of Sentences, which looks at the formation of sentences; Syntax, which examines the logic of how to put words together; Prosody, which is about the construction of poetry; and The History of the English Language, which details the etymology of many words. Along the way, discover how there are actually two different plural forms of pea (and what the difference is between them), question whether the passive voice of the progressive form "is English at all", and endure the seemingly endless lists of words derived from Latin or Greek. ( Jordan)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Reference; *Non-fiction/Education/Language learning; *Non-fiction/Writing & Linguistics

    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, English, grammar, linguistics, etymology

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Last edited by JorWat on November 11th, 2019, 6:03 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Jordan

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JorWat
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Post by JorWat » November 4th, 2019, 2:12 pm

I've read some tricky books in my time, but this might be the hardest... I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this one. I guess we'll have to see.
Jordan

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Post by KevinS » November 4th, 2019, 2:15 pm

Will you be doing the Exercises, also?

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Post by JorWat » November 4th, 2019, 2:16 pm

I do intend to, yes.
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Post by KevinS » November 4th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Thank you for the prompt reply.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 5th, 2019, 4:53 pm

MW coming up.

Edit: Let me know if any changes are needed. I suspect you may need more sections but those you can add. Do we need to advertise for a DPL?

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Post by JorWat » November 5th, 2019, 5:12 pm

It might be useful to advertise. I suspect this isn't a project that most people will want to DPL.

And I also think I might have overestimated how quickly I can read. Once I actually start recording, I might have to re-jigger these sections to keep them in a reasonable length.
Jordan

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Post by silverquill » November 5th, 2019, 10:56 pm

Well,
After all the help you've been to me as DPL, how can I refuse?
Quite interesting stuff to me, so it would be a pleasure.
I will say that I'm entering into a really busy season, but I'll do my best to keep up with you.

(Still hope to get Vol 2 off the ground soon, BTW. Just trying to line up readers for the first large section)

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Post by JorWat » November 5th, 2019, 11:53 pm

I'd be honoured to have you as DPL
Jordan

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Post by craigdav1 » November 6th, 2019, 5:41 am

Now that the team is complete I'm moving the topic to the Going Solo forum.

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Post by JorWat » November 9th, 2019, 7:27 am

There are sections (especially the exercises) where italics are used for highlighting purposes, which I think would sound really awkward if I tried to emphasize each italicized word. Instead, I was thinking of applying a reverb effect. Here's a sample from page 6. Let me know what you think.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/Reverb_Test.mp3
Jordan

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Post by craigdav1 » November 9th, 2019, 10:56 am

Not sure. There are so many italicized words in that clip that at the very least I would think that you should read the section much slower. I have to wonder whether saving "italics" and "end of italics" might be easier for the listener (maybe not the reader).

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Post by JorWat » November 9th, 2019, 3:04 pm

I'm not convinced that's going to work either, as it's very intrusive. Maybe I could read it normally, then say what was italicized after?
Jordan

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Post by craigdav1 » November 9th, 2019, 7:57 pm

The policy at LV is to read the text as written. Adding any text would be problematic. Lacking any better suggestion I might be inclined to go back to your original idea.

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Post by JorWat » November 11th, 2019, 5:58 pm

I've found the ideal solution to my problem: just not record the book.

I've given this some thought, and realized this just isn't a book that is suitable for an audio format. As well as these italics, there are also a lot of tables, and long lists of words. It's also going to be unbelievably dull for anyone who isn't me.

For those reasons, I am cancelling this project.
Jordan

Alcohol and Maths don't mix. So never drink and derive.

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