[COMPLETE]The Empire Of Business, by Andrew Carnegie - tg

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Post by dqtcat » September 3rd, 2020, 1:16 am

I'd like to read ch. 18 (Variety vs. Uniformity) and 19 (Family Relations) please :!:

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Post by msfry » September 3rd, 2020, 6:45 am

OK, Darryl, you are in our catalog now as djpentz, and in the Magic Window (MW) for 3 sections. You have 2 months to complete these, or post notice you want to return them to the pool (but of course we'd prefer them sooner so our projects don't languish on and on). It is too easy, Librivox being like a candy store full of irresistible goodies, to sign up for too many projects at once.

You can always check on the status of your workload by typing your username into the search box on the home page or clicking on it wherever it appears, then click "Reader Details". It shows all your commitments and where they stand in the process towards completion. Once the project catalogues, it is removed from this list, but shows permanently on your first page.
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Post by msfry » September 3rd, 2020, 6:53 am

dqtcat wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 1:16 am
I'd like to read ch. 18 (Variety vs. Uniformity) and 19 (Family Relations) please :!:
Thank you and welcome to the project. I've put you in for Sections 18 and 19.
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Post by jhturner » September 3rd, 2020, 7:13 am

Section 10 has been uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/empireofbusiness_10_carnegie_128kb.mp3

Time is 17:49.

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Post by williamjones » September 3rd, 2020, 7:14 am

PL NOTES for Empire section 06:

5:7.5 heard "zohl-vuh-ren" This is a German word, Zollverein, which should be pronounced "zohl-fur-eye-n" (I won't be surprised if this note will be ignored! Do so if you like.) Zoll = Customs Duty; Verein = Union or organization
It's a concept akin to today's European Economic Union, but it applied only within Germany, not all of Europe.
This mispronunciation appears a second time a few seconds later.

7:16 heard "but by the few rich"
s/b "but by the rich few"

12:01 heard "OF 1,800 millions"
s/b "ABOVE 1,800 millions"

These divergences from the text seem very unimportant when compared with the amazingly fluid reading of the text. But there they are. Good Job! :clap:
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Post by jhturner » September 3rd, 2020, 10:01 am

And section 21 has been uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/empireofbusiness_21_carnegie_128kb.mp3

Time is 36:40.

In one of those purely serendipitous moments of life, I may be one of the few Librivoxers who could have accurately pronounced "Conneaut," a small and now obscure town in northeast Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie and which figures prominently in this chapter, because it is my home town. (And Bessemer, too!) I had no idea what chapter 21 was about when I signed up to read it, but there it is.

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Post by msfry » September 3rd, 2020, 10:18 am

Thanks, Joanne. My house is full of company today and tomorrow, but I know what I'll be doing this weekend! :D

Whenever I'm not familiar with a proper name or word, I always do a search for "pronounce x". Most of the time I come up with something that passes for correct . . . but not always!
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Post by msfry » September 3rd, 2020, 10:34 am

Section 6 is uploaded with 4 corrections.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/empireofbusiness_06_carnegie_128kb.mp3

Thanks, Bill. I always appreciate your careful PL'ing and helping me sound smarter than I really am! :D
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Post by williamjones » September 3rd, 2020, 1:06 pm

msfry wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Section 6 is uploaded with 4 corrections.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/empireofbusiness_06_carnegie_128kb.mp3

Thanks, Bill. I always appreciate your careful PL'ing and helping me sound smarter than I really am! :D
Sounds great now!! PL OK!
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Post by msfry » September 4th, 2020, 1:26 pm

Section 3 is PL OK. Thanks, Kevin.
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Post by msfry » September 4th, 2020, 5:26 pm

PL Notes Section 4

Only 2 small errors, both mispronouncing proper names:
8:52 "Babbit, for Babbit's metal", I hear Bam-bit, both times.
13:50 Hamilton, I hear Ha-mule-ton.
All else very well read! An interesting chapter, and nice listen.

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Post by msfry » September 4th, 2020, 5:58 pm

Section 10 is PL OK. Interesting chapter, nicely read. Thanks, Joanne.

25 mph trains called the "Lightning Express". We've come a long way since then, eh. :shock:
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Post by Danetrain » September 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm

Could I do chapter 16, The Land, please?

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Post by msfry » September 4th, 2020, 7:45 pm

Danetrain wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Could I do chapter 16, The Land, please?
Hello Dane. Welcome to the project. I've assigned Chapter 16 to you, and all the details you need to know should be included in the first post. If you have additional questions, please let me know.
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Post by msfry » September 5th, 2020, 8:05 am

PL Notes Section 7

9:07 written certificate of his professor, you say profession
31:26 That it is possible, I hear impossible (can probably just cut out the 'im')
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