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#147719 - 09/09/05 09:26 AM English as she is spoke
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
Finally! Excerpts of my favorite phrasebook are available on line. It's a trim little book; I got mine at a bookshop in Covent Garden about 10 years ago. Apparently there's a new edition out. Meanwhile:

She do not that to talk and to cackle.

http://crossroads.net/honyaku/easis/


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#147720 - 09/09/05 09:31 AM Re: English as she is spoke
inselpeter Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
where he was roast a herring what he did keep of her pocket




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#147721 - 09/09/05 10:32 AM Re: English as she is spoke
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
great those are.

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#147722 - 09/27/05 02:50 PM Re: English as she is spoke
Elizabeth Creith Offline
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Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 500
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
No budge you there!


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#147723 - 09/27/05 09:43 PM Re: English as she is spoke
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I begin to see the charm:
This 1883 book is without question the worst phrasebook ever written. The writer, Pedro Carolino, who was Portuguese, did not particularly speak English, nor did he have a Portuguese-English dictionary available. Instead, he worked with a French-English phrasebook and a Portuguese-French dictionary. The results, I'm sure you'll agree, are staggering.


These, at least, I can figure out:
In the country of blinds, the one eyed man are kings.
To build castles in Espagnish.
A horse baared don't look him the tooth.






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