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Do you have a reading goal?
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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 00:54    


Akili Li
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Yeah... I'm doing okay with sheer reading and volumes and all, but not with the specific things I wanted to do.


On the other hand, not doing those specific things was making me feel guilty, so a lot of the reading I *did* do was getting through other lists of "been wanting to read these for a while now, they've been sitting around for ages" so at least something was accomplished? Kinda? >.<

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 10:13    


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Weird speech.. Why :D?

Seems like everyone is having a hard time catching up/keeping to one's goals.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 10:55    


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looks like our goals are all wrong this year

@Julez: the author sets her story in the 14th-century russia. that's probably why. but the rest of the text reads modern, that clash is sth I'm not used to

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 11:46    


LittleJulez
I totally cannot imagine how people in 14th century Russia could have talked.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 12:46    


wulfilalice
well all we have is texts, so that's the only manner the recreation of which could be intended. and the intention is clear. it just seems to not be working. or just not for me

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 12:51    


LittleJulez
Understandable though.

Was there also a distinction like Old Russian/Middle Russian or something? Do you know how the language developed?

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 9th, '19, 13:23    


Akili Li
If the author had been consistent and the narration as well as dialogue were using the older patterns like that, would it still be weird?

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 10th, '19, 23:18    


wulfilalice
here are some examples from recent pages:

“She’ll be all right,” said Olga. “I do not think she’ll take a chill.”
> "she'll" but "I do not"

“And so?” retorted Sasha coolly. “She’s been belted before. It is not the task of men to manage girl-children. It wants a woman.”
> "and so?"
> "girl-children", then "it"

these are not older patterns. that's just... speech made different? so it can feel different? and then any kind of different in a specific contest is supposed to feel authentic to that context? I think that's what the author wanted. I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 11th, '19, 09:12    


LittleJulez
That sounds really weird to me, you're right :o
Will you finish that book?

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Feb 11th, '19, 23:58    


wulfilalice
idk. I'll take a break and start "spinning silver"

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