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Post by elsieselwyn » July 26th, 2019, 6:55 am

Thank you both! And no worries about the difficulty with recording - Lang is tough one :9:

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Post by Lynnet » July 26th, 2019, 9:33 am

johnnyenglish wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 4:50 am

'2l. 13s. 6d'
Aha... you are younger than me :lol:

2 pounds 13 shillings and sixpence i.e. 'old money' pre 1971 8-) 8-)
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 26th, 2019, 10:29 am

Sweetie - I somehow got the impression that we were talking Frog money!!! :roll:

(I've never been too clued up on that - I think the educational system fried my brains
when they introduced decimalisation in 196_ - I was only four when I started school,
so I can't give you an exact date when they taught me to start counting in tens! :lol: )

I mean, this is a story (historical or not,) about a cross-dressing French 'person'- sounds like a pretty switched on Dude to me, actually, -
so I really didn't think that 'thruppence' and 'tuppence' would be major factors! :wink: Apologies if I was wrong -
I'm only 55 years young - I can't help it! :D )

(And I ALWAYS appreciate it when someone offers to tie my shoelaces for me! :D )

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Post by Lynnet » July 26th, 2019, 10:55 am

February 15 1971... I was 8. Penny chews continued to be penny chews... but a penny was worth considerably less! And “old money “ and “new money” coexisted for a while... not sure how long but it seemed like ages (it probably wasn’t!)
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 26th, 2019, 1:07 pm

'71?

Ah yes - I remember it well! (I was 8 years old then, also!)

You could get 8 'Fruit Salads' or 8 'Blackjacks' - for a ha'pny! :lol:

And you tell kids that nowadays...

(I'm not old - I've just survived longer than most of the kids I grew up with...)

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Post by voxdockery » July 31st, 2019, 6:49 am

Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

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Post by elsieselwyn » July 31st, 2019, 2:35 pm

voxdockery wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 6:49 am
Ch 9: submitted for approval :) TRT 27:14
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/historicalmysteries_09_lang_128kb.mp3
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Post by champagnesupernova » August 4th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Hi Elsie! I've uploaded my section: section 8 - the strange case of daniel dunglas home; duration: 42:58. :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/historicalmysteries_08_lang_128kb.mp3
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Post by elsieselwyn » August 7th, 2019, 7:25 am

champagnesupernova wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Hi Elsie! I've uploaded my section: section 8 - the strange case of daniel dunglas home; duration: 42:58. :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/historicalmysteries_08_lang_128kb.mp3
Thank you!

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Post by elsieselwyn » August 13th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Sections 6 and 9 PL OK :thumbs:

Section 8 PL Notes:

37:27 repeat “Dr Carpenter 1871 discredited the experiments”

40:11 repeat “thus the table rose completely off the ground several times whilst the gentlemen present”

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Post by elsieselwyn » August 13th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Hey Andrew! Here are my PL Notes for Section 11:

First, I think you misread Louis XV as Louis the Fourteenth (which would be Louis XIV) when Louis XV should be read as Louis the Fifteenth. I hate to make you go back and correct it, but I think it does make a difference in the author’s intent.

Here are the times for “Louis XV”: 2:33, 4:56, 7:28, 8:15, 11:50, 14:33, 15:59, 17:08, 18:22, 18:29 20:01, 20:48, 23:01, 23:25, and 23:43

10:50 heard “by 36 days” text says “by 36 hours”

26:43 heard “now to join the privacy” text says “now to join the troops being sent to America. He was consigned to retreat in the Castle of Dijon (1779); he had become a weariness to official mankind. He withdrew (1781-85) to privacy”

27:15 don’t forget to insert “fetched 2 pounds 13 shillings and sixpence!” (Thanks, Lynnet! I would have been totally lost on that one as an American young adult :lol: )




These two are optional - only fix this if you want to. Perhaps the way you pronounced it is the British way. Anyway, this is the American way. I just thought you might want to know since you had said you had not seen some words before and guessed pronounciation wise.

13:51 and 13:53 quell pronounce as “kwell”
27:05 quale pronounce as “kwalay”




Anyway, great job on a difficult section! :D

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Post by johnnyenglish » August 14th, 2019, 10:57 am

Thanks for all the tips!

I shall sort them out as soon as I can - but that may be a little while...

It makes life a little confusing when we are 'seperated by a common language' -
particularly when you are trying to cope with a third. (Which you don't speak!) :D
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Post by maxgal » August 14th, 2019, 5:40 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Sections 6 and 9 PL OK :thumbs:

Section 8 PL Notes:

37:27 repeat “Dr Carpenter 1871 discredited the experiments”

40:11 repeat “thus the table rose completely off the ground several times whilst the gentlemen present”
I nearly missed this note re. section 6!
Boy O Boy am I glad it's OK.
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Post by elsieselwyn » August 15th, 2019, 11:48 am

ColleenMc wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Chapter 1:


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/historicalmysteries_01_lang_128kb.mp3

43:16

Colleen
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