Creyeditor wrote:Not a single grammar (in the narrow sense) change? Wow.
To be fair, it gets harder and harder to make "grammatical" changes the longer we stay on one text and the shorter the text is to begin with.
First change: Instances of the copula are deleted.
Second change: Possessive adjectives now follow the nouns they modify.
<The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak.
They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other.>
<NorthWindthe and Sunthe bindisputing which strongerthe, when travelera bincome tohere wrapin cloaka warm.
Theythere binagree that onethe whothat binfirst succeed inmaking travelerthe takeoff cloak his should binconsider stronger than otherthe.>
/ˈnɔːswɛndzə jɛn ˈsanzə ˌbɛndɛsˈpuʔn̩ ˈwɛʃ ˈtʃangzə, un tʃevləɹə ˈbɛŋkam ˈtweɪə ˈɹɛptɛn ˈklaʊkə waːm.
ˈdɛɪzaː ˈbɛnəˌgɹi da wanzə uːda bɛɱˈfaːs ˌsəkeɪd ɛˈmɛki ˈtʃevləzə ˈtɛːkaːf ˈklaʊk is ʃɛd bɛkˈsɛdaː tʃangə den ˈaːdzə./