"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Support Page
This is the support page for the quikscript transcription of the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Please do not link to this page from outside of the website as the URL address to this page might change and/or disappear. Thank you.
PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE
This page is provided to bring context to a new endeavor of attempting to transcribe into quikscript the entirety of the story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and to answer anticipated frequently asked questions ("FAQ") about the endeavor.
SCOPE OF ENDEAVOR
The scope of the endeavor is three-fold:
SCHEDULE OF ENDEAVOR
- Bring myself back into complete fluency of typing and reading in quikscript.
- Provide website viewers with a constant supply of new reading material written in the quikscript alphabet.
- Read the book that the movie "The Wizard of Oz" is based upon as I've always been interested in seeing how closely the movie followed the book.
I anticipate releasing seven new paragraphs, regardless of each paragraph's individual size, of reading material once every Wednesday. A full chapter per week is simply too demanding for both my schedule and my interests. New reading material will be designated in a different color for return viewers so that they can quickly discern what is newly-available to read. As with all endeavors, deadlines may slip and the amount of material may vary depending upon priorities outside of this website and this project.
POSSIBLE OFFENSIVE MATERIAL
The story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written in 1900 and may contain words, phrases, thoughts, ideas, settings, scenarios or other concepts that people in modern times might construe as offensive to them or to others. The quikscript transcription of the story is not an endorsement of such offensive elements but is merely provided as a service to website readers for material to read in the quikscript alphabet.
UNCOMMON VOCABULARY WORDS
The story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written during a time when certain words were more frequently in use than with modern times. As a result, some words may be unfamiliar to modern readers. No words have been modified; All words have been transcribed as-is. Below are those words deemed uncommon or may cause confusion with modern readers:
- garret = gErit
- greensward = grInswyrd
- queerest = kwIrist
- shod = Sod