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by DavidReader
October 23rd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

My interest in embarking on this project is mainly due to the apparent scantiness of similar work concerning the Cantonese language and the fact that Cantonese happens to be my native tongue, so as to enable me to contribute to a rather niche addition to the Librivox corpus of recordings. I hope tha...
by DavidReader
October 17th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry, I have just uploaded the very last section of the whole work. What a relief! In the coming days, I will be reviewing what I have done, and post here some concluding remarks on some issues that I have encountered during the recording, from which a summary may hopefully be extracted at the e...
by DavidReader
October 5th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Ava, Yes, it works, but a bit erratically (maybe there is some nuances of the technique that elude me); sometimes the clicking of "+" or "-" will only result in the zooming in or out of the entire waveform, but not the thickness of the silent line, but occasionally, I can get the desired result. ...
by DavidReader
October 5th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry, BTW, see if you can solve this Audacity bug for me: I am not sure which combination of keystrokes that I have inadvertently pressed, the silent portions of the waveform line suddenly become thickened, so much so that the minute wriggles of background noise become mostly obliterated. As yet...
by DavidReader
October 5th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry, Yes, I agree with you that saying "Section Zero" is a bit odd, but as all the rest are divided into "sections", I just want it to be all consistent. If you think it is better to be changed, then I will certainly comply; otherwise, I will not like to bother you with re-PLing it further. As ...
by DavidReader
September 23rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry, Section 000, which consists of the front matter of the dictionary has been uploaded. This section contains some background information of the work and the rules of pronouncing the Cantonese, which may facilitate your PLing my work. However, I must admit that I am not totally certain if I f...
by DavidReader
September 17th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: [CHINA/LIT] The Dream of the Red Chamber II by Cao - availle
Replies: 196
Views: 11833

Re: [CHINA/LIT] The Dream of the Red Chamber II by Cao - availle

This is section 49 for PL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/dreamredchamber2_49_cao_128kb.mp3 [27:05]

notes:
- @13:42, should be 'Feng' instead of 'Peng',
- @15:13, should be 'Fang' instead of 'Tang',
- @19:02, should be 'Tai' instead of 'Tay'.
by DavidReader
September 8th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Thanks for both of your quick responses. Ava, thanks for your advises. Of course, it goes without saying that I will not ask Larry to re-PL those sections that had already been PL-OKed. I have now finished checking up to section 17, and hope that I can continue checking at the rate of one per day. L...
by DavidReader
September 8th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Ava, As I am moving forward in the recordings, I notice that some of ways that I have rendered in certain words of previous completed sections should be adjusted. Therefore, if the PL is somewhat lagging behind, I will have more time to do so. On the other hand, there are aspects of deficiencies ...
by DavidReader
September 8th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry, Thanks, that would be very helpful, please feel free to make any editions that you may find appropriate. Is there any other comment concerning the way of my presentation? Please don't hesitate to criticize, I am not easily offended. Do you find Cantonese sounds weird or funny? Have you dis...
by DavidReader
August 28th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Ava, Thanks for your reply. How do you know so precisely where I am coming from? Anyway, to take up the thread of the narrative in my last post: A general problem for Mr. Chalmers, whose Cantonese was not his native tongue is that, he often applied his known rules of the dialect’s ‘grammar’ to al...
by DavidReader
August 27th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

I think it will be a good idea to post here about the problems and difficulties that I have encountered while I am proceeding on this project. Needless to say, this will not be a smooth and problem-free project given its niche nature, and little availability of precedent examples and materials. But ...
by DavidReader
August 14th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: [CHINA/LIT] The Dream of the Red Chamber II by Cao - availle
Replies: 196
Views: 11833

Re: [CHINA/LIT] The Dream of the Red Chamber II by Cao - availle

This is section 48 for PL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/dreamredchamber2_48_cao_128kb.mp3 [27:25]
note: @4:45, the word 'them' seems to be superfluous
by DavidReader
August 4th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle
Replies: 55
Views: 1872

Re: [SOLO] English and Cantonese Dictionary, by John Chalmers - availle

Hi Larry,
Thanks!
Just work at your own pace.
David