What have you been reading lately?

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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by sangi39 » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 22:26

Salmoneus wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 22:18
sangi39 wrote:
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 21:25
I've been re-reading Sal's reviews in his Disworld Re-Read Project because why the hell not? I love the Discworld novels and Sal's reviews are pretty damn good. I disagree from time to time on specific points, but when it comes to overall "scores" I'm more or less with him on every book [:)]
Why thank you; you're really much too kind!

That project is nearly at an end now, as, having recently read I Shall Wear Midnight, I've only got two more books to get through. Although I might throw in some tie-in works as well. And I guess I could do the Science of Discworld books...

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I've recommended the reviews a couple of times on Discworld-related Facebook groups. I don't know how many people have actually read them, but I think they're worth a read.

I've been making my way through the Tiffany Aching books, trying to build up to finally reading The Shepherd's Crown, and I'm about half-way through Wintersmith at the moment. I think after three years of putting it off, I think I need to read his last book.
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Lao Kou » Sat 02 Jun 2018, 04:20

DesEsseintes wrote:
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Lao Kou wrote:
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I expect to need to put on my wading boots to make my way through the propagandist muck, but without reading the original, how can you know?
I did read it in the original.
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise. By "you" I didn't mean you, but "one". I should have written, "How can one know?", or clearer still, "How can I know?"
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Creyeditor » Sat 02 Jun 2018, 07:18

sangi39 wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 22:26
Salmoneus wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 22:18
sangi39 wrote:
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 21:25
I've been re-reading Sal's reviews in his Disworld Re-Read Project because why the hell not? I love the Discworld novels and Sal's reviews are pretty damn good. I disagree from time to time on specific points, but when it comes to overall "scores" I'm more or less with him on every book [:)]
Why thank you; you're really much too kind!

That project is nearly at an end now, as, having recently read I Shall Wear Midnight, I've only got two more books to get through. Although I might throw in some tie-in works as well. And I guess I could do the Science of Discworld books...

...
I've recommended the reviews a couple of times on Discworld-related Facebook groups. I don't know how many people have actually read them, but I think they're worth a read.

I've been making my way through the Tiffany Aching books, trying to build up to finally reading The Shepherd's Crown, and I'm about half-way through Wintersmith at the moment. I think after three years of putting it off, I think I need to read his last book.
I also read some of them, from time to time.
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ælfwine » Sat 23 Jun 2018, 03:30

I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Clio » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 00:10

Ælfwine wrote:
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 03:30
I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
Do you have From Latin to Romance in Sound Charts by Peter Boyd-Bowman? It's a very slim list of sound laws, and although they're arranged alphabetically, it's much easier to work out chronology from the words in which certain changes must have operated in a particular order.
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Re: What have you been reading lately?

Post by Ælfwine » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 01:41

Clio wrote:
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 00:10
Ælfwine wrote:
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 03:30
I'm up to page 60 in Rosen and Alkire's "The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction." Interesting book. It's hard to get a good chronology of changes though, nonetheless this book does a good job at explaining the sound shifts. I just wish there was something of a list.
Do you have From Latin to Romance in Sound Charts by Peter Boyd-Bowman? It's a very slim list of sound laws, and although they're arranged alphabetically, it's much easier to work out chronology from the words in which certain changes must have operated in a particular order.
I do, but I was disappointed for similar reasons, like you said that it was listed alphabetically, it's also very narrow in its scope as it doesn't contain Romanian much less various other Romance languages.

To give you a good idea on what I am trying to accomplish, take a look here.
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