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Post by Kitty » May 30th, 2020, 3:23 am

I discussed this with my sister and since she doesn't have much time right now, we decided to make the switch and I'll be reading the first chapter of the book. Assigning this section officially over to myself then. I think I can find time to record it this afternoon.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » May 30th, 2020, 1:27 pm

as promised, I finished the first section. Now this was quite tricky, switching into 4 different languages, one of which is Spanish, which I don't speak... :? I can vouch for the accuracy of the French and German pronunciations, and I had tremendous help from fellow Librivoxer Epachuko for the Spanish. :9: This is the first time I'm recording anything in Spanish, but apparently I didn't do too bad. 8-)

Have fun listening, Larry :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/artofworldlywisdom_01_gracian_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 12:35 min.

Sonia

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Post by Kalamareader » May 30th, 2020, 3:44 pm

Hi Sonia,

For a start, may I claim Section 17 please?

Thanks,

Wayne
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Post by Kitty » May 30th, 2020, 3:49 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 3:44 pm
For a start, may I claim Section 17 please?
hey, of course, Wayne, thank you for your interest in this project. Have fun with section17

Sonia

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Post by Kristine1990 » May 30th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Hi Sonia. The Latin is after every maxim. The pages are 70-76, and are written in italics. :)
Thanks for your help. :)

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Post by Kalamareader » May 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm

Wayne
Food may be the best fuel for the machine, but where life's wheels grate dry, happiness is a good oil. -J. Arthur Thomson

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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2020, 8:24 pm

Kitty wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 1:27 pm
as promised, I finished the first section. Now this was quite tricky, switching into 4 different languages, one of which is Spanish, which I don't speak... :? I can vouch for the accuracy of the French and German pronunciations, and I had tremendous help from fellow Librivoxer Epachuko for the Spanish. :9: This is the first time I'm recording anything in Spanish, but apparently I didn't do too bad. 8-)

Have fun listening, Larry :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/artofworldlywisdom_01_gracian_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 12:35 min.

Sonia
You dazzle me, Sonia!
Quite a masterpiece of linguistic gymnastics. :clap:
The Spanish sounds fine to me, which I know enough of to get around.

So, you have the golden PL OK :clap:
~Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 30th, 2020, 8:51 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Hi again,

Here is Section 17

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/artofworldlywisdom_17_gracian_128kb.mp3

Time: 10:48

Wayne
I've taken the liberty of putting this in the MW and have marked it PL OK.
Very good reading! Thanks so much.
PL OK
~Larry

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Post by Kitty » May 31st, 2020, 1:05 am

Kristine1990 wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Hi Sonia. The Latin is after every maxim. The pages are 70-76, and are written in italics. :)
Thanks for your help. :)
sorry I don't see any Latin, unless you mean the Roman numerals at the beginning (not at the end) of each maxim, in front of every title, which is in italics. :? For example the first of your maxims would be p. 70: "cxxi. Do not make a business of what is no business." You would read the Roman numerals as English numbers, so: "One hundred and twenty-one" and after that the title of the maxim, which is in English.

Maybe there is something else I'm missing, but apart from the numbers I don't see any Latin.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » May 31st, 2020, 1:10 am

silverquill wrote:
May 30th, 2020, 8:24 pm
You dazzle me, Sonia!
Quite a masterpiece of linguistic gymnastics. :clap:
thank you Larry :9: yes it is tricky to juggle and switch in one section with all the languages. I notice that I move my mouth and tongue differently, depending on what language I speak, I even seem to get another voice or cadence. I don't notice it that much when I speak one language at a time, but when I switch that often, I'm aware of it. That makes it difficult.

@Wayne: thanks for the ultra-fast turn-around :shock: :thumbs:

Sonia

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Post by tding » June 2nd, 2020, 10:25 am

Hello, Sonia,

Could I please claim the following sections?

18 Maxims 151-160 p. 89-96 Open
19 Maxims 161-170 p. 96-102 Open

Thanks.

Tina Ding

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Post by Kitty » June 2nd, 2020, 10:41 am

tding wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 10:25 am
Could I please claim the following sections?
18 Maxims 151-160 p. 89-96 Open
19 Maxims 161-170 p. 96-102 Open
hi Tina, yes sure, thank you for claiming :) have fun !

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Post by Sonrisaj » June 3rd, 2020, 1:08 pm


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Post by Sonrisaj » June 3rd, 2020, 1:20 pm

whoops! I'm missing part of section 12 - I will resubmit asap.

Thanks,
Linda

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Post by Sonrisaj » June 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/artofworldlywisdom_12_gracian_128kb.mp3

Here it is, better 6 mins 39 seconds (I'd misread one of the maxim numbers, dang roman numerals)

Linda

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