Primus Annus / Puer romanus

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Thrasystomos
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Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Thrasystomos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi, I scanned two well-known school books and proof-read them. I'm planning to donate them to
Project Gutenberg such that everyone can conveniently download them.

As I quite likely missed some scanning errors (incl. macron signs), please let me know all typos you become are of. Thanks for any help in advance.

The versions are based on the scans available on archive org:

Primus Annus:
archive.org
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5VXB8 ... sp=sharing

Scans:
https://archive.org/details/primusannus002006mbp

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Puerus Romanus:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YEKyiS ... sp=sharing

Scans:
https://archive.org/details/puerromanus00applrich

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Hylander » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:36 pm

Didn't click on the link, but Puerus?

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Thrasystomos » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:50 am

sorry for the typo. btw: both have been posted to Gutenberg (NB: non-commercial) s.t. they can be conventiently downloaded e.g. to a ebook reader:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56651

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56744

http://www.gutenberg.org/5/6/7/4/56744

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Carolus Raeticus » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:56 pm

Thrasystomos wrote:Hi, I scanned two well-known school books and proof-read them. I'm planning to donate them to Project Gutenberg such that everyone can conveniently download them.


Well done, Thrasystomos! What was your experience with scanning the texts and using OCR to create some raw text for further proofreading?

Vale,

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Thrasystomos » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm

Thank you. If the pdf is of good quality (the Puer romanus is quite bad -- correspondingly, the plain text is much easier to read), it is mostly checking/correcting the macros (I have a tiny python script for that such that I have to enter only a hash sign for a macron in front of a vowel). Btw: I used tesseract (freeware) for the scans.

In the meantime, "Pons tironum" is almost finished. Quite funny. It also contains a list of words incl. their definition in Latin. Could be very useful for learners as well as teachers (I'm not aware of similar (educational) source, of course the approach by Orberg is similar)

Here the link to it; it should be ok already. Please post any mistakes you become aware of.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/193m_jnAYdQBKJY8hvctW6nLbSuQQg9ts/view?usp=sharing

General question:

I would include the following 'disclaimer'. As the book has be written by "first class" teachers, it's hard to image that they made these mistakes by accident. Probably, I don't understand why they did it that way. Can anyone help on that point?

As this text will most likely be used by learners of the Latin language,
the following changes with respect to the vowel lengths
(the "macron" signs above the vowels) have been made to bring them
in accordance with modern dictionaries (inter alia, the Oxford Latin Dictionary):
(i) 'mīscēre, mīsceō' (long i) changed to 'miscēre, misceō' (short i).
(ii) 'affīrmō' (long i) changed to 'affirmō' (short i).
(iii)'mīttere, mīttō' (and the composities) changed to 'mittere, mitto'
(iv) 'īmmō' changed to 'immō'
Futhermore, one misprint in the "Poēta" chapter: "dormio" changed to "dormiō".)

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Thrasystomos » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 pm

fyi: Pons tironum now avail for download:

http://www.gutenberg.org/5/7/2/3/57232

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Thrasystomos » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:56 am

and Fabulae virginibus...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/57615/

(cf. https://archive.org/details/fabulaevirginibu00appl)

NB: it contains a long list of vocabulary explained in Latin. Very useful for learners imho.

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Re: Primus Annus / Puer romanus

Post by Nesrad » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:45 pm

Very nice work. Thank you.

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