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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects SaintExupéry's unique and gifted style Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color SaintExupéry's original artwork Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original art, this definitive Englishlanguage edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all agesThis title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar Grades , Stories ❰PDF❯ ✩ Enna Burning Author Shannon Hale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time [Ebook] ➯ Uvod u likovne umetnosti ➮ Pavle Vasić – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French [KINDLE] ❂ Collared (Going to the Dogs Author Zoe Dawson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk in language ❮Ebook❯ ➩ The City In History Author Lewis Mumford – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk style ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Total Quality Control for Management By Masao Nemoto ❅ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and most important ❮Reading❯ ➽ Kapetan Džon Piplfoks ➶ Author Dušan Radović – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk spirit The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color SaintExupéry's original artwork Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original art ➮ Guide du Routard Bretagne Nord 2017 Lire ➶ Auteur Collectif – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk this definitive Englishlanguage edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all agesThis title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar Grades ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, Author Sapir Englard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Stories [Original review, Jul 24 2018]This month, three plotlines in my life collided I know Swedish and Norwegian well, and I'd thought vaguely from time to time that I'd like to learn Icelandic too; I've always been a great admirer of Tolkien, and I knew he had been interested in Icelandic; and I have a couple of Icelandic friends But none of this had ever come to anything Last week, however, Jupiter aligned with Mars and I entered the Age of Aquarius I'd just finished reading Tolkien: Maker of MiddleEarth , which has many striking passages in Icelandic, Old Norse and Old English, and our friend K happened to be on Iceland Fired with enthusiasm by Tolkien's love of these obscure but wonderfully poetic languages, I asked K if she could possibly get me one or two Icelandic children's books I just don't know how to thank her: she turned up with not one or two but half a dozen books, including my favorite, Le petit prince I spent the next few days carrying it with me everywhere, snatching all opportunities to try to make sense out of it.For people who don't know anything about Icelandic, it has the same ancestor as Swedish, Danish and Norwegian A thousand years ago they were the same language But the mainland languages have evolved at a normal rate, while Icelandic, on its faraway island, has changed relatively little; so if you speak Swedish or Norwegian, it's like trying to read a language which for an Englishspeaker would be somewhere between Chaucer and Beowulf You recognise a few of the words at once, others areor less mangled, and still others are completely unfamiliar The first impression is that it makes no sense at all But I know Le petit prince, and I started trying to guess what word was what, just reading without looking anything up.It was amazing to see how well this worked For example, let me show you the following sentence:Þar sem ég hafði adrei teiknað kind dró ég upp fyrir hann aðra af þeim tveimur myndum sem ég var fær að gera: myndina af kyrkislöngunni utanverði.The first time I saw this, there were only a couple of words I felt at all sure about Upp and var must be the same words as in Swedish (up and was) I soon figured out that ég was I (it is the same word in some Norwegian dialects), að was att (that), and hann was han (he/him) The words mynd and kind weren't like anything I recognised, but they were common, and having already come across them I realised they must be drawing and sheep As I read the book for the second time, the other words gradually fell into place too, and after a while I could read it as sortofSwedish:Då som jag hadde aldrig tecknad får drog jag upp för honom denandra av dem två teckningarna som jag var för att göra: teckningen av pytonormen utifrån.which I might render into sortofEnglish as:Then as I had never drawn sheep pulled I up for him thesecond of the two drawings which I was ableto make: thedrawing of thepython fromoutside.I recalled that there was a sentence something like this near the beginning of the story: it all made sense.How does it work? I've been reading deep learning theory, and it's tempting to conceptualise it in terms of strengthening of neural pathways I see a word I don't know, and I think of some words it could be: aðra to a Swedishspeaker first looks like ådra, vein, and you only later think of andra, second This word occurs quite often Vein never makes any sense, but second often makes good sense So the pathway for ådra never gets strengthened but the one for andra does, and after a while my eyes just start seeing it as andra The same thing happened with numerous other words As I'm sure many language geeks will attest, it is such a weird and interesting feeling to find the sense emerging from words which initially looked like gibberish! I'm sorry if I've gone into too much detail here, but I wanted to explain what I mean when I say it's like doing drugs You actually feel the text changing your state of consciousness.Well, I'm hooked Though so far, I've just barely started: the grammar is still a mystery to me All the same, on my latest readthrough I notice that the endings of nouns and verbs, which are first looked quite random, now seem to be displaying some recurrent patterns[Update, Aug 6 2018]I have been making efforts to understand inquantitative terms what I've been doing here First, I thought it would be a good exercise to try copying out the text of Litli prinsinn: this would force me to look carefully at every letter, and also give me a machinereadable version that I could analyse I'm now about threequarters of the way through (he has just said goodbye to the fox) I tried running my incomplete corpus, which contains about ten thousand words, through a script that Not and I developed last year.The script is simple but quite useful It counts frequencies for all the words in the corpus, then builds a hyperlinked concordance which shows me up to ten examples for each word Every word is clickable, so I can take a word I'm unsure of in a sentence and see examples of that word in other contexts There is a master index which lists all the words in descending frequency order Here are the first 50 lines The 'Freq' column gives the number of times the word occurs, and the 'Cumul' column gives the cumulative frequency:All of these 50 words (to be exact, some of them are punctuation marks) are now very familiar to me, and as you can see they make upthan 50% of the text I tried walking down the list to see when I stopped feeling confident I can go as far as words with four or five occurrences, and I think I know what nearly all of them mean; that brings me up to about 400 words, and 75% of the total When I look at words occurring two or three times, I start to feel uncertain, but I still think I know the majority of them That gets me to 900 words and 86% The 1600 words which only occur once are of course the hardest; but even here I feel I can guess a lot, perhaps a third to a half of them.Copying out the text has sharpened my understanding of the grammar a good deal, and now I recognise quite a few endings Though I'm still pretty hazy about the nouns With multiple genders, multiple cases and marking for definiteness, there are many combinations, and I only know the most common ones It's surprising that one can extract so much information from a tiny sample of just ten thousand words I'll see if I have the patience to finish this and then do Ævintýri Lísu í Undralandi as well[Update, Aug 8 2018]I have finished copying out the text of Litli prins; the file now contains about 14,200 words and about 3,050 unique words I made a small improvement to our script, so that it now creates an alphabetical index as well This is very useful for finding copying errors: if I see two words close together which are almost the same, that often means that one of them is an error Tidying up my copied text is not as tedious as I thought it would be It's forcing me to look very carefully at everything and consolidate my extremely sketchy vocabulary.I am sure there are still many errors left, but after this initial cleaning up pass I can look at my alphabetical index and get further on trying to understand the grammar Here's a section showing forms of the word stjarna, star, which occurs often in Litli prins.Some of these are compound nouns: for example, stjörnufræðingur, literally starologist is astronomer, and stjarnfræðiþingi, starologything is astronomical congress But what are all the others, most of which look like inflected forms? I can click on any of them and get a hyperlinked page of examples For example, let's look at the page for stjörnu, which occurs 15 times:I see that occurrences of stjörnu usually come after a preposition For example, we have Hann hefir aldrei horft á stjörnu, He has never looked at stjörnu, or En þú ert hreinn og þú kemur frá stjörnu, But you are pure and you come from stjörnu Most of the others are similar Hm, looks like this is a dative singular? My suspicions are reinforced by the fact that Swedish used to have a dative; it disappeared long ago, but still survives in a couple of fixed expressions like till salu, for sale, which has this u ending Still a great dealgrammar to figure out! There are some improvements to the script that I hope to add soon, and which might help[Update, Aug 12 2018]I have added another little improvement to our script It now creates a hyperlinked version of the original text, with the words colourmarked to show how frequently they occurred in the text you've read so far The initial version uses four colours Words are in black if they occurthan five times, blue if they occur four or five times, green if they occur two or three times, and red if they occur once Here's an example, the start of the visit to the Drunkard:The colours let you see at a glance approximately how well I now understand the text Look at the first paragraph:Á þriðja hnettinum bjó drykkjumaður Heimsóknin þangað var mjög stutt, en hún fyllti litla prinsinn miklu þunglyndi.(At thethird planet lived drunkard Thevisit there was very ?short, but it filled thelittle prince much ?depression)Black words like hnettinum (planet, I think in the dative) and mjög (very) are quite familiar, and I am reasonably confident that I've guessed the green and blue ones correctly Only two words, stutt (short?) and þunglyndi (depression?) are in red, and these are indeed the ones I feel least certain about I'm pretty much guessing stutt from context I'mconfident about þunglyndi, since I know from other examples that þung, cognate to Swedish tung, is heavy, lyndi is probably something related to Swedish lynne, spirit, and there is a Swedish word tungsint, heavyspirited/depressed.This was an easier passage than average, and usually there isred But it feels motivating to think that, as I copy outtext and process it through the script, the red tide should start to recede[To Ævintýri Lísu í Undralandi ] *** For those who somehow have no idea about what happens in The Little Prince or cannot figure it out at a reasonable spot in the book, here is a warning THERE WILL BE, as much as I hate applying this term to this incredibly famous classic that does not rely on Aha! moments to keep the readers' attention, SPOILERS! ****'You do understand that the Little Prince died?' my mother asked as carefully and gently as only adults who know that loss of innocence can be crushing but is brutally necessary can do.'No, he didn't He went back to his home planet and that stupid rose It says so right here,' I replied with the comforting stubbornness of an eightyearold.Later that night, I quietly reread the book and the sad truth clicked, and so did the belated thought that for all the gentle berating of adults in it, this strange and beautiful book was written by one of them and definitely for them, and not for me, and by luring me in with the beautiful pictures it pushed me just a bit further on the inevitable road to adulthood.Or so I see now.Back then, I decided to read the author's biography instead as a distraction from the thoughts that were trying to be a bitgrownup than my heart cared for I was the odd kid of a literature teacher mother, after all just to learn that just after writing this book, Antoine de Saint Exupery died when flying his plane in a war to liberate his country, killed by adults who played a game of war, too dangerous and cruel And that finally made me cry And then I went back to the simple security of childhood.Then I grew up, inevitably, like most of us do I learned to do my fair share of 'matters of consequence' I learned the painful understanding of why certain vain but naive roses can hold such sad power over our hearts I learned the comfort and longing of nostalgia, the fear of the crushing burden of loneliness, the understanding of fragile beauty of the world that can be so easily taken away at any moment I became a grownup, and I have to learn to reconcile my inner child with my outer age In the course of this life I have had a great many encounters with a great many people who have been concerned with matters of consequence I have lived a great deal among grownups I have seen them intimately, close at hand And that hasn't much improved my opinion of them Now, reading this intensely lyrical and mesmerizing book written by an ailing middleaged adult far away from the country he loved in the middle of wartorn years, I am confronted with emotions that ruthlessly hurt, hidden in the deceiving simplicity of a (supposedly) children's story just like an elephant was hidden inside a boa constrictor or was it simply a hat all along? in the opening paragraphs of this book I sigh and tear up, and try to resist the urge to pick up the goldenhaired child that never stopped until he got answers to his questions and carry him away into safety But I can't Because if I do so, there will never be 500 billion bells in the stars, and we will never wonder whether the rose is still alive and it needs to be, because we are responsible for those we have tamed But I was not reassured I remembered the fox One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets himself be tamed This is not a book for children It's for adults who remember being children and feel nostalgia for the simple comfort of childhood innocence but know they can never go back to it Because they have met their Roses, and Foxes, and drank from a well with a rusty handle in the desert, and learned that a few thorns may not stand against the claws of a tiger Unlike the Little Prince, they can no longer go back but they can look at the night starry sky and laugh, and imagine that they hear an answering clear laughter In certainimportant details I shall make mistakes, also But that is something that will not be my fault My friend never explained anything to me He thought, perhaps, that I was like himself But I, alas, do not know how to see sheep through the walls of boxes Perhaps I am a little like the grownups I have had to grow old.'What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that somewhere it hides a well.' The next asteroid the Little Prince came to was inhabited by a Quiz Addict He sat hunched in front of his laptop, and barely looked up when the Little Prince greeted him There was nowhere else to sit, since the whole asteroid was covered in books.Good morning! said the Little Prince.I'm sorry, I don't have time to talk to you, said the Quiz Addict I am very busy Wait In Twilight, what color was Edward's car?I don't know, said the Little Prince I have never read this book Twilight.I think it was blue, said the man Damn! I was wrong Silver In Twilight, who joined the Cullen family first?I told you, said the Little Prince, that I haven't read this book But it must be an interesting book if you answer questions about it all day long I would very much like to read it.It is the stupidest book ever written! said the man.Then why do you answer questions about it all day long? asked the Little Prince.Because if I don't, sighed the man, then my friend on asteroid B451 will get ahead of me He has read the whole series Luckily, he hasn't read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.When you have finished the Quiz, asked the Little Prince, I hope you will be able to read some of these books you have around you? I notice that you have had Atonement on your toread list for the last six months.It is a NeverEnding Quiz, answered the man In Twilight, what color was Edward's car?I believe you said silver? answered the Little Prince politely.Thank you, muttered the man Yes! You were right I should have known that.I'm sorry, I must be going, said the Little Prince And he went on his way, thinking that grownups were very, very, very strange. We are all children in adult bodies Yes we are, don't think we aren't for one moment The fact that we WERE, indeed, children, is a huge part of each of us It is possible to shed a few appreciative tears on every page of this book if you entertain the thought that the pilot IS The Little Prince Maybe you won't think thatmaybe you'll have your own take on the bookthat's the magic about it This book is translated to English from French If you understand and/or appreciate French, the deliciousness of that fact can affect you in addition to the sweet storyline itself The book won't even take you a whole day to read Consider honoring the Little You that still remains, and resides within you, and read this salute to childhood, to innocence, and to you It just takes a 'Little' imagination and bravery.