[ARABIC] كليلة ودمنة (Kalila wa dimna)-annise

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Kazbek
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Post by Kazbek » April 25th, 2020, 1:36 pm

كليلة ودمنة (Kalila wa dimna) by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ (died c. 756/759).

[Arabic description forthcoming]

An ancient collection of animal fables, considered to be the first masterpiece of Arabic literary prose. The fables, which are of Indian origin, are known as Panchatantra in their Sanskrit form. They were translated into Arabic from a Middle Persian version circa 750 CE by ʿAbdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ under the title Kalila wa dimna. His text became a prominent example of the genre of "Mirrors for princes" in the Islamic world. It also played a pivotal role in world literature, serving as a conduit for transmission of the fables throughout the Middle East and Europe in various translations. (Wikipedia & Kazbek)
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      [*] Project Code: Xh7xVmxS

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ) : https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/عبد_الله_بن_المقفع
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/كليلة_ودمنة
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      [*]Original publication date (if known): c. 750
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    Genres for the project: Nature & Animal Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Indian literature, Arabic literature, animal fables, mirrors for princes

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    START of recording (Intro)
    • "الفصل ال [رقم] من كليلة ودمنة. هذا التسجيل خاص بليبريفوكس، جميع تسجيلات ليبريفوكس في المجال العام، لمزيد من المعلومات او للمشاركة زوروا الموقع ليبريفوكس دوت اورج "
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    • If you wish, say: " [قام بالتسجيل [اسمك], [مدينتك,, مدونتك , صفحتك"
    • Say:
      "كليلة ودمنة لعبد الله بن المقفع"

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      " [نهاية الفصل ال [رقم"
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Kazbek
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Post by Kazbek » April 25th, 2020, 1:37 pm

I borrowed the intro/outro format from a completed project:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=52351

Please let me know if there are any problems in the template.

My knowledge of Arabic is passive, so I'll let someone else write a book description in Arabic. The last 20 pages of the text are out of order in the PDF, but this edition (hat tip SaraHale) seems to be the best available for our purposes. I'll try to figure out how to create PDF files with selected rearranged pages and provide links for the affected sections.

Michael

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Post by SaraHale » April 25th, 2020, 6:26 pm

Kazbek wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 1:37 pm
My knowledge of Arabic is passive, so I'll let someone else write a book description in Arabic. The last 20 pages of the text are out of order in the PDF, but this edition (hat tip SaraHale) seems to be the best available for our purposes. I'll try to figure out how to create PDF files with selected rearranged pages and provide links for the affected sections.

Michael
Hey, Michael.

I'd like to be the DPL for this project. I'll try to write an Arabic description of the book.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by Kazbek » April 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm

SaraHale wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Hey, Michael.

I'd like to be the DPL for this project. I'll try to write an Arabic description of the book.
Perfect! Thank you, Sara. :D

Michael

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Post by annise » April 25th, 2020, 7:56 pm

I'm thinking of accepting the challenge of MCing this without even being able to read or understand Arabic although I do wonder where you are going to obtain readers, It seems to me you will need to attract new readers so it would be up to one of you to help newbies who are not confident with instructions which may only be available in another language as I would not be able to help?

Is one of you confident about that?

Anne

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Post by Kazbek » April 25th, 2020, 8:40 pm

annise wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 7:56 pm
I'm thinking of accepting the challenge of MCing this without even being able to read or understand Arabic although I do wonder where you are going to obtain readers, It seems to me you will need to attract new readers so it would be up to one of you to help newbies who are not confident with instructions which may only be available in another language as I would not be able to help?

Is one of you confident about that?

Anne
Hi Anne,

I started this project in part because I'm seeing Arabic speakers join LV from time to time, and having a collaborative project in Arabic should attract more. I think most readers who join LV have at least a working knowledge of English. If it's someone from Francophone countries, I'm fluent in French. If it turns out that we need to communicate with someone in Arabic, I can do that to some extent and ask Sara for help. I'm not sure we'll have occasion for that. The discussion in the completed Arabic project was entirely in English.

Michael

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Post by annise » April 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Yes that is why I am thinking of MCing it - but it's no use attracting readers if you can't help them get started. OK I'll set it up.

Anne

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Post by SaraHale » April 25th, 2020, 10:40 pm

Kazbek wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Perfect! Thank you, Sara. :D

Michael
You're most welcome. :D
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » April 25th, 2020, 10:45 pm

annise wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Yes that is why I am thinking of MCing it - but it's no use attracting readers if you can't help them get started. OK I'll set it up.

Anne
Hello Anne,

My plan is to direct new readers to watch Phil's YouTube videos.

If they want Arabic tutorials I can use Loom.

For PL notes, I use https://vocaroo.com/.

I do prefer the communication within the project to be in English because I don't like anyone to feel left out.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by Kazbek » April 26th, 2020, 6:51 am

annise wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm
Yes that is why I am thinking of MCing it - but it's no use attracting readers if you can't help them get started. OK I'll set it up.
Thank you! :) The MW is filled out for now. Could you delete the last row?

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » April 26th, 2020, 6:57 am

I skipped the two publisher's prefaces. The main text seems to start with the third introduction. It includes a traditional invocation and the section after that opens with اما بعد.

Sara, please let me know if you see any typos in the MW.

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » April 26th, 2020, 9:17 am

I've created section PDFs with correct page order for the last 6 sections. Can someone verify that they are publicly accessible through the links in the MW?

Michael

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Post by SaraHale » April 26th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Kazbek wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 9:17 am
I've created section PDFs with correct page order for the last 6 sections. Can someone verify that they are publicly accessible through the links in the MW?

Michael
Hey, Michael.

I apologize for the late start. I'll do my best to finish my tasks.

I've checked the first link in an incognito window and I was able to read the pages. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by Kazbek » April 26th, 2020, 12:44 pm

SaraHale wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 12:40 pm

Hey, Michael.

I apologize for the late start. I'll do my best to finish my tasks.

I've checked the first link in an incognito window and I was able to read the pages. :thumbs:
Thanks, Sara! No rush. I don't think we're in imminent danger of this project being completed any time soon. :mrgreen:

By the way, if you ever decide to read some sections, I'd be happy to PL them for you.

Michael

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Post by SaraHale » April 26th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Kazbek wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Thanks, Sara! No rush. I don't think we're in imminent danger of this project being completed any time soon. :mrgreen:

By the way, if you ever decide to read some sections, I'd be happy to PL them for you.

Michael
You're welcome. Yeah :mrgreen: But we will hope for the best.

:hmm: I won't make any promises. But thanks for willing to PL my Arabic. :D
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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