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I needed closed caption to listen to Tolkien and that was mostly off too!

Eruonen
Valinor


Jun 9, 4:16am

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I needed closed caption to listen to Tolkien and that was mostly off too! Can't Post

He was very difficult to follow with his rapid speech....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFexwNCYenI


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Jun 9, 5:12am

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I liked "sheikhs whether" for "Shakespeare". // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Eruonen
Valinor


Jun 9, 6:21pm

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Both my comprehension and the CC are at best 50%.... [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Solicitr
Gondor


Jun 9, 7:22pm

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Well, [In reply to] Can't Post

It helps to slow the playback speed down to 75%


Eruonen
Valinor


Jun 9, 7:52pm

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That would help quite a bit but not totally comprehensible due to pronunciation [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it would have taken any American students of his quite a while to develop an ear for his speaking.


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Jun 9, 7:53pm)


Eruonen
Valinor


Jun 9, 7:54pm

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Peggy Lipton of the Mod Squad got a mention too! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


CuriousG
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Jun 10, 10:12am

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Yup, this American had an uphill comprehension struggle too. All the same, thanks for sharing it. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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