Mon, 23 September 2013
Welcome to the long awaited third installment of the TYW special! Today we look at Scandinavia and the history of that region; what it meant for the rest of Europe and how Europe saw it. We also look at the truce between the Dutch and Spanish, the regency of Marie de Medici and Spain's Italian preoccupations. Check us out!
I thought I'd come out of the woodwork. I'm on episode 7. I, in fact like the talk episodes, as it seems like hanging out after class and bullshitting about what you're learning. The talk episodes seem to COMPLETE or augment the original episode. I think you said that's what you wanted to do different from other 'casts, and I like it. Good work. I'll leave an iTunes review soon. BEEF IT!
Hi Zack, I am really liking your WDF. It is very ambitious of you to do this. It is not a small undertaking, that must require a huge commitment of time on your part. The one tweak I would suggest is some of your pronunciations of names and places. Now I will understand if you think GFY and delete this comment, but I will list a few that I have noticed. I am not a linguist but I will try and give a close approximation. Nantes sounds more like Naunt. Cardinal Richelieu is more like Risheloo or Rishelow. Wiener-Neustadt is Veener. These were a few that I remembered, there is no list I keep. For an English speaking person any German words you can pretty much count on W being a V sound and IE being and ee sound and EI the I sound. TH is always a hard T. It is not about being perfect, but for me it can get confusing, it took a while to get that you were talking about Cardinal Richelieu. Again I really like what you are doing. Gerry