Posts Tagged ‘video’

First Ever Woodworking Video in Esperanto

October 9, 2013

ligneroj logo title-3 I’ve just posted my first woodworking video in Esperanto. It is an 8 minute video showing how I made a hand screw clamp.  I actually have about 6 of these which I have made, but this is one of the fanciest, having copper caps on the handles. (I actually made two while filming.  Clamps are best in pairs.) The Esperanto version is here (Click the text) and an English language version is here. Filming the process and then recording a voice dub seems to work best. In these videos the music is from a free copyright free source, but in future videos you’ll hear my wife strumming on her dulcimer.

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Esperanto: Good for Woodworking?

June 23, 2013

Steve RamseySteve Ramsey (pictured at left) has a large following on YouTube where he posts fun and informative woodworking videos.  He posts them as Woodworking for Mere Mortals.

I’ve decided to try and make a woodworking video, but it will be in Esperanto. I may or may not make a version in English. At the very least Ill provide English subtitles. To my knowledge there is nothing aside from a few articles on Wikipedia about woodworking in Esperanto.  Figuring out terms for some woodworking terms will be the challenge, but hey, I’ll be adding to the worlds total sum of knowledge.

This project will yield other benefits.  If the video goes well enough, I may make others about woodworking. Since I’ll be scripting these videos, I’ll eventually be able to edit the scripts and compile them into an Esperanto woodworking book. So we’ll see how it goes.  I do not expect to become as popular as Steve, but it will be interesting for this Nura Mortemulo.

Canada in MY Pocket, Updated

January 14, 2013

 

A while ago I found this video about Canadian currency.  After a while I decided to try updating it with verses for the Loonie & Twoonie.  My additions are the last two at the bottom.

Canada in My Pocket

Performed by Michael Mitchell

This song describes the significance of the symbols found on some of the Canadian coins.

Chorus:


I’ve got Canada in my pocket
A little bit of history
A penny, and a nickel
And a quarter and a dime
Mean a lot to you and me
It’s more than pocket money
They’re the symbols of our land
They’re pictures of important things
For which this country stands

The maple leaf, the maple leaf
Is a beautiful sight to see
It waves ‘hello” to us below
From the top of a maple tree
And with every year that passes
It grows like you and me
So should we all grow straight and tall
Like the lovely maple tree

The beaver, oh the beaver
Is a beautiful sight to see
He’s a happy, furry animal
Like a teddy bear with teeth
He’s never ever lazy
He works all night and day
Building houses for his family
He’s got no time to play

The schooner, oh the schooner
Is a beautiful sight to see
It’s a great big wooden sailing ship
That can sail across the sea
It brings to other countries
The things their people need
And brings back things
Like chocolate bars
And books for us to read

The caribou, the caribou
Is a beautiful sight to see
He’s a really big strong animal
I’m sure you’ll all agree
He looks like Santa’s reindeer
And he loves it when
The wind blows cold
So he lives up north
With the polar bears
‘Cause he likes the ice and snow

Unofficial Additions for the Loonie & Twoonie:

The loon, Oh the loon
Is a beautiful sight to see.
He’s a lovely water-dwelling bird
I’m sure you’ll all agree.
He lives on ponds and rivers
And has a call that’s quite unique.
He doesn’t like to walk on land
And catches fish with his long beak.

The polar bear, the polar bear
Is a beautiful sight to see.
He’s a big white furry animal
I’m sure you’ll all agree.
He lives up near the glaciers
And sleeps when it gets cold.
He feeds on fish and caribou,
Or so that’s what I’m told.