COMPLETE Carpenter's World Travels - Our Northern Wonderland (mas)

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
BettyB
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Post by BettyB » January 31st, 2019, 3:31 pm

[SOLO] Carpenter's World Travels - Alaska Our Northern Wonderland by Frank Carpenter (1855 - 1924).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/alaska-our-northern-wonderland-by-frank-g-carpenter/

Early twentieth century travel book about Alaska with stories of major cities, Indian tribes, customs and geography of what would become our 49th state. ( BettyB)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/carpentersworldt008154mbp
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Carpenter's World Travels - Alaska Our Northern Wonderland.This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      " Carpenter's World Travels - Alaska Our Northern Wonderland by Frank Carpenter. [Chapter]"

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    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Carpenter's World Travels - Alaska Our Northern Wonderland by Frank Carpenter. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
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    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
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    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Carpenter's World Travels - Alaska Our Northern Wonderland by Frank Carpenter. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename northernwonderland_##_carpenter_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number
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Last edited by BettyB on February 2nd, 2019, 7:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by BettyB » January 31st, 2019, 3:34 pm

The MC and DPL for this book will be the incredibly talented Mary Ann Spiegel ! (mas)

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 1st, 2019, 4:06 pm

Yeah! Checking in and ready for Alaska!

I'll get your MW set up tonight.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 2nd, 2019, 7:18 am

Betty,

You are ready to go.

I don't know how talented I am, but I sure was tired last night. Jet lag won out over MW set up.

I've used your suggestion of "northern wonderland" for the file names.

What about using "carpenters world travels, alaska our northern wonderland" for the first section and final outro, and after than just introducing the book as "alaksa, our northern wonderland"? Just a suggestion, you're the very experienced and talented BC, so it's whatever makes sense to you.

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Post by BettyB » February 2nd, 2019, 9:23 am

That makes great sense to me.
Full speed ahead.
Hopefully, readers of the other series will find this one. There is one more on Canada. It will not be PD for three more years.
Thank you!


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Post by BettyB » February 2nd, 2019, 8:39 pm

When you get a chance could you look at the Alaskan dialect on page 20 and tell me how this should be handled.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 3rd, 2019, 4:02 am

I have no idea.

Well, I have one idea which is a long shot, but I've given it a try. Little internet research turns up a facebook page for Alaska Native Languages. I've sent them a PM asking if a language learner (apparently there are only about 400 speakers today) would be interested in contributing a recording of this passage to our audio book. For now, why don't you skip it and we can decide at the end of the book what our options are.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 3rd, 2019, 4:20 am

By the way, I took a cruise with my mom to Alaska and we visited a Thlinget community. Closest English way to say the pronunciation is "clinget". If you want something more authentic, the "cl" is actually made by putting the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth. Sort of roll it (center of your tongue goes down toward the bottom of your month, while the tip stays on the roof of your mouth, where the roof starts to curve up behind front teeth - another way I think about it is to try and stick my tongue out while keeping the tip on the roof of my mouth about a quarter of an inch behind my front teeth) so that you can breathe out over the sides of your tongue. With the tongue in this position, say "clinget", giving the cl a fair amount of breath, like you do with the "th" at the end of teeth, but more breath, almost sitting for a moment exhaling between the c and the l of "cl".

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 11th, 2019, 8:19 pm

Betty,

Ketchikan and the Fish are PL OK.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 1st, 2019, 3:27 pm

Betty,

On section 7, please check the intro. The section number and chapter number do not agree.

At 7.48 there is a silence, and it seems some text is missing.

MaryAnn

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Post by BettyB » March 1st, 2019, 9:55 pm

Repairs made on #7 and uploaded.

Thank you.

Betty

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 2nd, 2019, 7:58 am

Thanks Betty. 7 is now PL OK.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 4th, 2019, 7:02 am

Betty,
You are now PL OK through 9.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 15th, 2019, 6:21 am

Betty,
You are PL OK through 16, except for 13, which is next up on my listening list.
MaryAnn

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Post by BettyB » March 15th, 2019, 7:30 am

thank you!

Betty

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