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by English Andrew
January 14th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [Not LV] VocaliD: Human Voicebank Initiative
Replies: 31
Views: 4677

Re: [Not LV] VocaliD: Human Voicebank Initiative

I've volunteered for this as have my wife and 7 year old daughter. I take the points that a) we would prefer it to be a non-commercial organisation and b) accepting that it is commercial, we would like some of the profits ourselves. Nonetheless, a friend of ours has a 6 year old daughter who uses a ...
by English Andrew
June 21st, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Lars Rolander has passed away.
Replies: 18
Views: 5163

Re: Lars Rolander has passed away.

I am so sorry to hear this. He had a beautiful voice and gave such wise, encouraging and gentle advice on the podcasts. I can only understand his recordings in English but I am sure that, whatever language readers listen to him in, his legacy will bring pleasure to many for many years to come.
by English Andrew
October 29th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread
Replies: 11675
Views: 688891

Re: New! Volunteer CD Covers! - cont.

Hi Anne - https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/PlinyOrigamiCDsleeveUS.zip This is a second attempt for https://librivox.org/letters-of-pliny-by-pliny-the-younger/ I'm afraid I still didn't understand what or how to convert to PDF but I've re-uploaded the other files with properly square images this t...
by English Andrew
October 28th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc
Replies: 50
Views: 4692

Re: [CLASSICS] Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc

Great! Andrew, do I understand correctly that you don't need sections 23-39 in the MW?. That's right. I'm afraid I over-estimated how many sections I would need. I assumed the letters would be all of roughly the same length but the correspondence with Trajan was much shorter. If you'd like a partic...
by English Andrew
October 27th, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc
Replies: 50
Views: 4692

Re: [CLASSICS] Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc

Pliny also wrote to Suetonius to tell him not to worry about a nightmare. I am not sure whether when he writes about Martial's poetry being unlikely to last he is being pessimistic about the transitory nature of fame even of poets who deserve to be remembered or whether he is being dismissive of Mar...
by English Andrew
September 9th, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc
Replies: 50
Views: 4692

Re: [CLASSICS] Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc

I agree, in retrospect, that the style reflects the times rather than Pliny being any more sycophantic than his contemporaries. It was a convention of the era, similar to the form of address to royals in the eighteenth century. However, to teenagers used to a certain cynicism towards our leaders, it...
by English Andrew
August 31st, 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-choc
Replies: 50
Views: 4692

Re: [CLASSICS] Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger-leni

Sections 15 and 16 now uploaded: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_15_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3 32 mins 46 https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/lettersofpliny_15_plinytheyounger_128kb.mp3 26 mins 05. This completes the personal correspondence. The rest are the letters to Trajan - general...