[GROUP: King Arthur]From Ritual to Romance by Jesse L. Weston-mtf

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Post by mattbenzing » October 25th, 2018, 10:16 am

From Ritual to Romance by Jessie Laidlay Weston (1850 - 1928).

From Ritual to Romance is a 1920 book written by Jessie L. Weston.
Weston's book is an examination of the roots of the King Arthur legends and seeks to make connections between the early pagan elements and the later Christian influences. The book's main focus is on the Holy Grail tradition and its influence, particularly the Wasteland motif.
The origins of Weston's book are in James George Frazer's seminal work on folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough (1890), and in the works of Jane Ellen Harrison. The work is mentioned by T. S. Eliot in the notes to his poem, The Waste Land. ( Wikipedia. Will update/change before cataloguing)
This is an abandoned solo, re-opened as a group project. Martin Geeson will be returning as DPL. Hooray!

Many of these chapters have portions of German and/or French, and a bit of Latin. (And apparently some old French/old German as well.) Many of these portions are quite lengthy, so I'd like them as fluent as possible. If you are interested in a chapter, but not familiar with these languages, Sonia (kitty) has kindly offered to record these portions for you, either for you to imitate if you feel comfortable with that, or to insert into your final recording. Thanks, Sonia!

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Post by mattbenzing » October 25th, 2018, 10:17 am

Yes, I know I've already got one solo project going, but I've been speeding up my turn around time and want to launch into this one as soon as possible.

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Post by philchenevert » October 27th, 2018, 3:10 pm

mattbenzing wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 10:17 am
Yes, I know I've already got one solo project going, but I've been speeding up my turn around time and want to launch into this one as soon as possible.
Well,let's not waste any more time, eh?I will set this up for you. :D
EDIT:I added a tilde ~ to advertise for a DPL.
EDIT: Who wrote the summary? we need to know that it is in the public domain.
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » November 8th, 2018, 2:44 pm

Hi

I would be glad to DPL this project. I studied medieval languages at the University (decades ago!), and read this text more than once.

Best
Martin

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Post by philchenevert » November 8th, 2018, 3:38 pm

MARTIN GEESON wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Hi

I would be glad to DPL this project. I studied medieval languages at the University (decades ago!), and read this text more than once.

Best
Martin
Thank you Martin. I'm sure the soloist will get back to us very soon with confirmation.
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Post by philchenevert » November 11th, 2018, 10:54 am

MARTIN GEESON wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Hi

I would be glad to DPL this project. I studied medieval languages at the University (decades ago!), and read this text more than once.

Best
Martin
Martin. I have p ut you in as DPL. the soloist has not been online here since 10/26. I am moving this to Going solo. :D
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Post by mattbenzing » November 12th, 2018, 11:54 am

Hello, hello I'm here. Yes, thanks for the offer to DPL. I'm going to get going on this very soon.

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Post by philchenevert » June 28th, 2019, 5:03 pm

Hi Matt. Just checking to see if you still intend to record this book. :D
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Post by philchenevert » August 5th, 2019, 7:55 am

Moving this to Abandoned projects
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Post by mightyfelix » February 19th, 2021, 6:37 pm

This is an abandoned solo, re-opened as a group project. Enjoy!

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Post by Steve » February 20th, 2021, 6:05 am

Could I claim Section 6 - The Symbols?

Thanks

Steve

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Post by mightyfelix » February 20th, 2021, 12:53 pm

Steve wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 6:05 am
Could I claim Section 6 - The Symbols?

Thanks

Steve
Welcome, Steve! Certainly you may! :D

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Post by Kitty » February 20th, 2021, 1:00 pm

Hi Devorah

I already had a look at this project myself, because I I was tickled by the challenge of the Old French and German poems in there, but the chapters were way too long for me to consider doing myself.

I can however offer to record the poems for anybody who wants to have a sample on how to pronounce things. :) I speak both German and French, and the old French is quite familiar to me as I studied it at university. Old German is even easier.

The offer stands, just post in here, I'll keep it on my watchlist. Or PM me if you need help.

Sonia

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Post by mightyfelix » February 20th, 2021, 1:32 pm

Oh wow, it's old French??? :shock: I thought some of it looked kind of like French, but not quite. Maybe that's what I was seeing? Thanks for the offer! :D

EDIT: Would you be willing to have your recording inserted into someone else's chapter? Maybe with a voice credit at the beginning of the chapter: "French and German portions read by Sonia"? I, for one, wouldn't want to try to copy someone else's pronunciation for a long segment like that, although I don't mind it for a phrase or sentence.

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