[DWJ] Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell [the audiobook]

Kait Bessing kait.bessing at comhem.se
Fri May 8 15:35:52 EDT 2009


So how SHOULD it be pronounced?

Kait - ignorant

Otter Perry wrote:
>> I tried reading this once before, and didn't get very far.
>> 
>> I'm now listening to it as an audiobook [unabridged]
>> and am well over half through.  On the whole, I'm enjoying
>> it a great deal.
>> 
>> However --
>> 
>> Every so often Simon Prebble, the reader, pronounces a word
>> differently than I expect.  Usually I'm willing to believe in his
>> good faith
>> 
>> but
>> 
>> confronted with the _daoine sidhe_ he pronounces the words
>> as spelled [and he is not someone who can read Irish].
>> "Sidhe" comes out as "sid-hay".  Okay.  _That's_ indefensible
>> ignorance.
>> 
>> [I was able to figure out what he probably meant, and looked
>>  it up in the copy I have out of the library at the moment,
>>  which is how I know that the first word was "daoine".]
>> 
>> 
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>> 
>> Dieting is the cure that doesn't work for the
>> disease that isn't real.
>> 
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