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Re: McGuffey Project Update: 172 Sentences

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Monday, December 27, 2004, 22:32
--- Mark Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:

> Gary: I'm confused. The first sentence - actually > a fragment - in > the text of the first reader (on your McGuffey > download page) is "the > dog", then "the dog ran", etc. But the first > sentence in your Tazh > corpus is "I see a boy." Whence the difference? >
My translation was the text from Project Guttenberg which is the 1836 edition of McGuffey's. The whole set of readers was extensively revised and rewritten in 1879, and the copy I entered that text from is that later, revised edition. At the time I began the project I was not aware that there were two editions that differed so radically. The new one seems the better choice because it advances at a quicker pace to more complex sentences and doesn't have as much pointless repetition as the 1836 edition. --gary


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