[LANGUAGE] Stories That Words Tell Us by Elizabeth O'Neill-Leni

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Post by Ezekiel » June 13th, 2020, 9:19 am


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Post by Kazbek » June 13th, 2020, 10:46 am

Ezekiel wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 9:19 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_17_oneill_128kb.mp3han
Chapter XVII for PL 20:58
Thank you
Ezekiel
Thank you, Ezekiel!

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Post by Kalamareader » June 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Kudrna wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Thanks, Wayne! I've got some PL notes:
  • The silence at the begining should be something between 0.5 and 1 second, yours is a bit shorter
  • 3:10 - the text says "And the word barbarous" while I hear barbarious
  • I'm not sure with this one - 5:01 - the text says "they have been subject to stronger nations" but I can't hear the word subject properly. This might be because I'm not native speaker so I'm not used to this pronunciation which could be ok, so I encourage you to listen to it yourself and see whether it's mispronounced or not
I stretched out the intro (I wasn't trying, but it came out to exactly .5 seconds. I wasn't being 'smart-alecky'). I fixed the 'Barbarous' thing. I can't believe I pronounced it that way, and as far as the 'subject', it sounds OK to me. :D

Here is the corrected file: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_12_oneill_128kb.mp3

New time: 16:17

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Post by Kudrna » June 14th, 2020, 12:08 am

EthanV wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 12:45 am
Here's my recording for Chapter IV:
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:58)
Thank you, Ethan, very good first recording - all tech specs are ok and your voice is pleasant to listen to :) I have noted only two things that need to be corrected:
  1. the silence in the begining of the recording should be something between 0.5 and 1 second; yours is a bit shorter
  2. at 24:35 the text says "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps" while I hear "Australian and New Zealand Army Core"
After you make the changes, please upload the file again and post the link with the duration here again. Thanks! :)
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Post by EthanV » June 14th, 2020, 10:19 am

Kudrna wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:08 am
EthanV wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 12:45 am
Here's my recording for Chapter IV:
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:58)
Thank you, Ethan, very good first recording - all tech specs are ok and your voice is pleasant to listen to :) I have noted only two things that need to be corrected:
  1. the silence in the begining of the recording should be something between 0.5 and 1 second; yours is a bit shorter
  2. at 24:35 the text says "Australian and New Zealand Army Corps" while I hear "Australian and New Zealand Army Core"
After you make the changes, please upload the file again and post the link with the duration here again. Thanks! :)
Thanks Kudrna! I will definitely add some silence to the beginning of the recording. However, I think (or at least I've heard) that the pronunciation of "corps" is in fact identical to "core." I'd be happy to be corrected, and I can still change it if you'd like, but I did a quick internet search and it seems to be pronounced that way. Thank you for your careful PL!

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Post by Kudrna » June 14th, 2020, 11:06 am

EthanV wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 10:19 am
Thanks Kudrna! I will definitely add some silence to the beginning of the recording. However, I think (or at least I've heard) that the pronunciation of "corps" is in fact identical to "core." I'd be happy to be corrected, and I can still change it if you'd like, but I did a quick internet search and it seems to be pronounced that way. Thank you for your careful PL!
Ah, you're right.. Maybe I could have looked in the dictionary before correcting you :oops:
Thanks, now I'm wiser (and probably more careful next time :D).
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Post by cabettison » June 14th, 2020, 11:18 am

Hi there,

Please find chapter six here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_06_oneill__128kb.mp3

Length: 15:41

Cheers,

Connie

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Post by cabettison » June 14th, 2020, 11:19 am

Am also happy to take section 8!

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Post by Kazbek » June 14th, 2020, 11:31 am

cabettison wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 11:19 am
Am also happy to take section 8!
Thank you, Connie!

And we're ready to head over to Readers Found! :9:

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Post by EthanV » June 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm

Kudrna wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Ah, you're right.. Maybe I could have looked in the dictionary before correcting you :oops:
Thanks, now I'm wiser (and probably more careful next time :D).
You're perfectly fine. I only learned that myself a little bit ago... Apparently it comes from French? :hmm: At least that would explain the silent consonants at the end of the word. :)

Here's the new version: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:59)

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Post by Kazbek » June 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm

EthanV wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Kudrna wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Ah, you're right.. Maybe I could have looked in the dictionary before correcting you :oops:
Thanks, now I'm wiser (and probably more careful next time :D).
You're perfectly fine. I only learned that myself a little bit ago... Apparently it comes from French? :hmm: At least that would explain the silent consonants at the end of the word. :)

Here's the new version: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:59)
Yes, apparently picked up by the British in the course of Duke of Marlborough's campaigns in the War of Spanish Succession. This may well be the only case where an invading army borrowed a term for their formations from the language of the army it was fighting... but I guess such was the prestige of France under Louis XIV. Thank you Kudrna and Ethan for unearthing another story that words tell us! :D

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Post by Kalamareader » June 14th, 2020, 9:17 pm

Kazbek wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm
EthanV wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Kudrna wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 11:06 am
Ah, you're right.. Maybe I could have looked in the dictionary before correcting you :oops:
Thanks, now I'm wiser (and probably more careful next time :D).
You're perfectly fine. I only learned that myself a little bit ago... Apparently it comes from French? :hmm: At least that would explain the silent consonants at the end of the word. :)

Here's the new version: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:59)
Yes, apparently picked up by the British in the course of Duke of Marlborough's campaigns in the War of Spanish Succession. This may well be the only case where an invading army borrowed a term for their formations from the language of the army it was fighting... but I guess such was the prestige of France under Louis XIV. Thank you Kudrna and Ethan for unearthing another story that words tell us! :D

Michael
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Post by Kudrna » June 14th, 2020, 11:44 pm

Ezekiel wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 9:19 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_17_oneill_128kb.mp3han
Chapter XVII for PL 20:58
Thank you
Ezekiel
Thanks, Ezekiel :) I've got just a few PL notes:
  • At 0:38 the text says "Old French words borrowed from the Latin" but I can't hear the word Latin properly
  • At 5:58 the text says "Norwegian word cros" - I'm not very familiar with Norwegian pronunciation, but the google translator says that it's pronounced roughly the same way as the English cross. What do you think?
  • At 18:10 the text says "comes from an Old English word, angel" - same as before, I hear something like langel, but Old English pronunciation is definitely not something I would be very good at :D Just let me know if you're sure about that or if you're going to correct it.
Thanks!
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Post by Kudrna » June 14th, 2020, 11:47 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm
I stretched out the intro (I wasn't trying, but it came out to exactly .5 seconds. I wasn't being 'smart-alecky'). I fixed the 'Barbarous' thing. I can't believe I pronounced it that way, and as far as the 'subject', it sounds OK to me. :D

Here is the corrected file: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_12_oneill_128kb.mp3

New time: 16:17

Wayne
Thanks, Wayne, PL OK now :thumbs:
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Post by Kudrna » June 15th, 2020, 1:00 am

Kazbek wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:38 pm
EthanV wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
You're perfectly fine. I only learned that myself a little bit ago... Apparently it comes from French? :hmm: At least that would explain the silent consonants at the end of the word. :)

Here's the new version: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/storiesthatwordstellus_04_oneill_128kb.mp3 (24:59)
Yes, apparently picked up by the British in the course of Duke of Marlborough's campaigns in the War of Spanish Succession. This may well be the only case where an invading army borrowed a term for their formations from the language of the army it was fighting... but I guess such was the prestige of France under Louis XIV. Thank you Kudrna and Ethan for unearthing another story that words tell us! :D

Michael
Thanks, Ethan and Michael :) I knew I'd learn a lot when I was signing for this project :D
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