[FULL]Compendious History of English Literature and the English Language, Vol. I, by George L. Craik - kit

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Post by Kitty » March 31st, 2020, 2:31 am

yes a lot of Middle English, but you achieved it quite well. It was easy to understand the way you narrated it :thumbs: No problems here, can be marked PL ok straight away.

Thank you, Jim :) and have a nice day still

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Post by neecheelok70 » March 31st, 2020, 2:48 am

Good news! Thanks so much. Jim :D

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 8th, 2020, 11:12 am

Ok, here is the last of Chaucer, the best! Jim :D

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Post by Kitty » April 8th, 2020, 11:55 am

excellent, yes Jim. Some great poetry here. The funny thing is that I read the part of the Host of the Tavern only a few days ago in a DR excerpt :lol: and now I hear the same part read by you again.

At first I thought the "italics" are not needed, but since he mentions them at the end of the chapter, you did well to include a sort of footnote here. :thumbs:

Totally PL ok, thanks

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 8th, 2020, 3:01 pm

Wow! So quick! Oh, yes, I meant to tell you about that italics business. I do appreciate you so much. Yours, Jim :thumbs:

P.S. Sounds interesting: The Canterbury Tales dramatized.

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 12th, 2020, 10:26 am

Here is Section 30. So that's where the three caskets deal came from! Jim :thumbs:

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Post by Kitty » April 12th, 2020, 1:04 pm

I always found that Gower was more difficult to understand and digest than Chaucer :lol: and this text doesn't change my opinion ;)

thank you, Jim, another PL ok section. I hope you had a calm Easter Sunday :)

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 12th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Yes, happy Easter to you as well! And thanks for your compassion when it comes to my work on this project. Yours, Jim :)

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 18th, 2020, 3:52 pm

Here is 31. Jim :thumbs:

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Post by Kitty » April 19th, 2020, 1:08 pm

and 31 is also PL ok. We're making good progress here. :) Thank you, Jim.

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 19th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Thank you, Sonia! Jim :D

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 24th, 2020, 9:03 am

I have recorded Section 32. It came out to be 74 minutes. Should I divide or not? Jim :hmm:

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Post by Kitty » April 24th, 2020, 9:49 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 9:03 am
I have recorded Section 32. It came out to be 74 minutes. Should I divide or not?
I think 74 is the absolute maximum you can do. So don't divide it. Maybe you could make the pacing a bit faster (Change Tempo) to get it down a minute or two still. You never read too fast, so speeding it up a bit won't be doing it any harm.

On the other hand, if you can divide it into two sections of 40 minutes, that would be cool too, otherwise this is the only section that is double the length of all the others. I am sorry I wasn't careful in dividing the sections. :( Can you find a nice division almost in the middle maybe ?

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Post by neecheelok70 » April 24th, 2020, 1:22 pm

I think I can speed it up. There is another issue, that of pronunciation. I decided to include the syllable created by a final e. But was that the right decision. I did it thinking that the listener wouldn't fully understand the language, but I am not sure that matters. In any case, I plan to re-record. Jim

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Post by Kitty » April 25th, 2020, 4:07 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 1:22 pm
I think I can speed it up. There is another issue, that of pronunciation. I decided to include the syllable created by a final e. But was that the right decision. I did it thinking that the listener wouldn't fully understand the language, but I am not sure that matters. In any case, I plan to re-record. Jim
I hope you don't mean to re-record the whole 70 minutes !!!! no please, that is too much work. I think the best would be to split it in two. It has so many sub-chapters, you surely find a place where to cut.

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