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Post by DonaldH » December 18th, 2016, 7:56 am

Alright, I'll work it out when I do the recording and see what works best. Also that does make more sense, I figured it was closer to that word but my brain got stuck on it having four letters since it had 2 dashes. Thanks guys.

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Post by Lynnet » December 18th, 2016, 9:38 am

Or my 'better half' suggested 'darned' might be an acceptable alternative...
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 16th, 2017, 12:55 am

I've been reading through the text of this novel for interest, and I noticed a few place-names cropping up that are usually mispronounced by folks outside Australia.

"Wagga" (short for Wagga Wagga, which is Aboriginal for "Place of Many Crows"), is ALWAYS pronounced as though the first 'a' were an 'o', thus "Wogga". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagga_Wagga

"Monaro" is pronounced "Mon-AIR-o" *

"Melbourne" is pronounced as "MEL-bin" *

The capitals indicate the stressed syllable.

If I spot any others, or if you are doubtful as to the pronunciation, just ask. Just bear in mind that Australians rarely pronounce massed vowels as they are written. "Woolloomooloo" is pronounced "WUU-lu-mu-LOO", in spite of local wags: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.8725427,151.2177936,3a,15y,329.83h,76.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ftAGwP7GioBxa--oKVOjg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en And "Goonoo Goonoo" is generally rendered as something along the lines of "GUN-a-ga-NOO".

In fact, if you want to work on your Australian pronunciation, and indeed, accent, just try to speak moving your lips as little as possible. :wink:

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Post by Lynnet » January 16th, 2017, 10:10 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:I've been reading through the text of this novel for interest, and I noticed a few place-names cropping up that are usually mispronounced by folks outside Australia.

"Wagga" (short for Wagga Wagga, which is Aboriginal for "Place of Many Crows"), is ALWAYS pronounced as though the first 'a' were an 'o', thus "Wogga". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagga_Wagga

"Monaro" is pronounced "Mon-AIR-o" *

"Melbourne" is pronounced as "MEL-bin" *

The capitals indicate the stressed syllable.

If I spot any others, or if you are doubtful as to the pronunciation, just ask. Just bear in mind that Australians rarely pronounce massed vowels as they are written. "Woolloomooloo" is pronounced "WUU-lu-mu-LOO", in spite of local wags: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.8725427,151.2177936,3a,15y,329.83h,76.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ftAGwP7GioBxa--oKVOjg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en And "Goonoo Goonoo" is generally rendered as something along the lines of "GUN-a-ga-NOO".

In fact, if you want to work on your Australian pronunciation, and indeed, accent, just try to speak moving your lips as little as possible. :wink:

Cheers,
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Thank you - if you don't mind, I'll include your suggestions in the first post.
That said, we don't comment on pronunciation, so even if it grates on the ears (as mine probably does), we let it go (case in point: the town of Ely in England, where my mother lives, is pronounced "Eelee", but I PL'd a section where a reader said "Ell-eye" - drove me nuts :roll: ... but some may say that's a very short journey)
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 16th, 2017, 12:51 pm

I've always thought that the best response to "You're driving me crazy!" is "That's not a drive, that's a short putt."

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Post by DonaldH » February 9th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Hey, I thought I claimed section 1 later than I did so I thought I had more time to get it finished. Sorry about that. I see it didn't get claimed by somebody else so I'd still like to finish it if you're okay with that. :)

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Post by Lynnet » February 9th, 2017, 7:45 pm

DonaldH wrote:Hey, I thought I claimed section 1 later than I did so I thought I had more time to get it finished. Sorry about that. I see it didn't get claimed by somebody else so I'd still like to finish it if you're okay with that. :)
That's fine - I'll reinstate your claim.
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Post by martym » March 10th, 2017, 5:44 pm

ok...I'm working on the Irish translation for a lot of this chapter. whew
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Post by Lynnet » March 10th, 2017, 6:03 pm

martym wrote:ok...I'm working on the Irish translation for a lot of this chapter. whew
Which chapter is that? I don't have you in the MW.

Edit: Oops, looking back in the thread, I see you previously had section 2, so I've reinstated that for you.
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Post by martym » March 10th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Chapter 2....it was back in Dec...( oh wow ) so I must have past the 3 month tolerance and my name is gone. I'd still like to complete it if I may.
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Post by Lynnet » March 10th, 2017, 6:26 pm

martym wrote:Chapter 2....it was back in Dec...( oh wow ) so I must have past the 3 month tolerance and my name is gone. I'd still like to complete it if I may.
Sure - I've put you back in there :thumbs:
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Post by Lynnet » April 4th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Section 6 is ready for PL.
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Post by afutterer » April 6th, 2017, 5:43 am

PL NOTES:

SECTION 6 - Chapter V part I

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Post by Lynnet » April 6th, 2017, 8:31 am

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Post by afutterer » April 7th, 2017, 11:49 am

PL NOTES:

SECTION 7 - Chapter V part 2

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