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Post by Pleonic » June 22nd, 2017, 3:18 pm

English as She is Spoke by Pedro Carolino ( - 0).


English as She is Spoke is a 19th century Portuguese-to-English phrasebook that has become a classic of absurdist humor due to the apparent fact that it's writer had absolutely no knowledge of English. For obscure reasons the otherwise unknown author, Pedro Carolino, used a dictionary to translate Portuguese words to French, then a second dictionary to convert French to English, producing an incoherent but hilarious result. Mark Twain said of this work, "Nobody can add to the absurdity of this book, nobody can imitate it successfully, nobody can hope to produce its fellow; it is perfect." ( Pleonic)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/englishassheiss00carogoog
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Last edited by Pleonic on August 2nd, 2017, 10:22 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » June 23rd, 2017, 12:19 pm

Ready to go!

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Post by ChuckW » June 23rd, 2017, 4:52 pm

This sounds ridiculous... so, um, can I DPL?
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Post by TriciaG » June 23rd, 2017, 6:21 pm

I've put you in, Chuck, with the understanding that I'll remove you if Pleonic has someone else lined up. :)

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Post by Pleonic » June 24th, 2017, 10:28 am

Chuck, yes, by all means!
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Post by TriciaG » June 24th, 2017, 11:19 am

Great! Moving to Going Solo...

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Post by Pleonic » June 30th, 2017, 3:00 pm

FYI, I switched the reading copy from a Gutenberg copy to a pdf on Internet Archive. It's easier for me to read and the Gutenberg had a few minor transcription errors.
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Post by Pleonic » June 30th, 2017, 3:06 pm

First section, Introduction and Preface, is up. Please pardon my French and Portuguese pronunciation. :oops:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/english_as_she_is_spoke_intro_and_preface.mp3 (15:33)
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Post by TriciaG » June 30th, 2017, 3:40 pm

I've changed the source in the database entry.

FYI, the file name for the first file should have been englishassheisspoke_00_carolino_128kb.mp3. I'll fix it at cataloging time. :)

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Post by Pleonic » July 1st, 2017, 9:52 am

TriciaG wrote: FYI, the file name for the first file should have been englishassheisspoke_00_carolino_128kb.mp3. I'll fix it at cataloging time. :)
Ooops! I can change it and reupload if you'd rather. That just slipped my mind. :?
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Post by TriciaG » July 2nd, 2017, 10:09 am

If there are any PL notes, then you can change it. Otherwise, it's OK the way it is. It takes very little effort to fix it at cataloging time. (I think it's one copy/paste and two clicks.)

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Post by Pleonic » July 2nd, 2017, 11:53 am

Ok.
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Post by ChuckW » July 6th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Pleonic wrote:First section, Introduction and Preface, is up. Please pardon my French and Portuguese pronunciation. :oops:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/english_as_she_is_spoke_intro_and_preface.mp3 (15:33)
I'll give this a listen tonight. Sorry it took so long -- holidays and all.
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Post by ChuckW » July 26th, 2017, 5:42 pm

Pleonic wrote:First section, Introduction and Preface, is up. Please pardon my French and Portuguese pronunciation. :oops:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/english_as_she_is_spoke_intro_and_preface.mp3 (15:33)
PL OK!

And I apologize for the long wait. My teaching load this semester has been insane and I've had very little free time for myself. I mostly just eat, teach, grade, and sleep these days. :help:

Anyway, a fun start! Can't help on the pronunciation, but it all sounded quite authentic to my untrained ears. :-)
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Post by SkyRider » July 31st, 2017, 11:04 am

Hi Pleonic...

I just wanted to say a big thank you for reading this - I discovered it when I was a student and got a great deal of fun from it but had completely forgotten about the book till spotting its entry in the topic list. Off to look at the scans at archive.org right now for a wash of nostalgia!

:clap:

Cheers,
Paul

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