How to say aloud "Lord D——'s private chapel"?
November 6, 2011 6:35 PM Subscribe
How would you go about reading aloud a story with names redacted?
posted by komara to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Frequently in older fiction you come across years and names being redacted, as in the following example:
'You know roughly, both of you, that this expedition of mine was undertaken with the object of tracing something in connexion with some old painted glass in Lord D——'s private chapel. Well, the starting-point of the whole matter lies in this passage from an old printed book, to which I will ask your attention.'
I understand fairly well the reasons for redaction
but if you were reading this story aloud to a group, how would you handle that? Is there an accepted convention for such? I'm sure it's been handled in a hundred different audiobooks, right?