Iste introduction in interlingua
5–9 April 2014
In this directory I publish a copy of this bilingual grammar (English and Interlingua) of Interlingua. The copy is identical except that I corrected a lot of errors that resulted from OCR’ing PDFs (OCR = Optical Character Recognition).
To see which changes I made, there is this Word file that was created by having Word 2007 compare my version with the original by Allan Kiviaho.
There were some issues that went beyond the minor errors that naturally result from any OCR process. Page and paragraph numbers mentioned below refer (unless otherwise specified) to this PDF of the original grammar, written in English by Alexander Gode and Hugh E. Blair.
At the end of §47 on page 26 is this dialog:
“Vos crede illo? - Claro!
'You believe that?' - 'Obviously?
Exacto, illo es mi opinion! 'Exactly, that's my opinion.'”
I changed the question mark (‘?’) after “Obviously” into an exclamation mark (‘!’), as that seems to make more sense in the context, also considering the corresponding Interlingua dialog.
There is a mistake on page 41 in §86: the Interlingua word “venira” (stressed on the last syllable) is a future tense form. So either it should have been ‘veniva’ (past tense), or the English translation of the example sentence should have been ‘will come’ instead of “came”.
Apparently this is not an OCR error, but a misprint, because this PDF, which seems to be a direct scan of the 1971 second edition of the paper book, also has the error.
On page 91 in §152, about the suffix
“tolerar 'to tolera > tolerantia 'tolerance';”
This is clearly a mistake, so I
changed it to:
'to tolerate' > tolerantia 'tolerance';.
On page 92 in §152, about the suffix “‑ative”, the Interlingua word “demonstrar” is translated to English as “to dentrate”, which is not the right translation and not even an English word at all.
Clearly what was meant is ‘to demonstrate’. The same error is also here, and in the 1971 edition, so probably not due to OCR. I corrected it in my version.
On page 98/99 in §157, about the prefix “contra‑”, the word “counternmnifesto” is clearly a misprint. So I changed it to the correct ‘countermanifesto’.
On page 116 in Appendix 1 (chapter 6.1) there is a misprint in the original. The printed and OCR’d word “spontaneonsly” should of course be ‘spontaneously’. Because of the trivial nature of the error, I corrected it in my version, although it is not an OCR error and correcting OCR errors was the original purpose of my effort.
In a note under the bilingual grammar, his surname is incorrectly written as Jeszensky. The source of this error is probably this page of the UMI website, where it may be due to confusion with the Slovak variant of the same name, Jesenský.
In my version of the bilingual grammar I left this error uncorrected, because it is not an error due to OCR. In several other places in the same web page, the name IS correctly spelled Jeszenszky.
(23 September 2018: on second thought, I did correct the name.)