COMPLETE - 15,000 Useful Phrases by Kleiser - NF/tc

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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 12:16 pm

This project is complete and may be downloaded from the catalog here:
http://librivox.org/fifteen-thousand-useful-phrases-by-grenville-kleiser/



Note: Luciburg (Lucy) is the co-coordinator of this project and will also be around to answer questions

Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases : a Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English
by Grenville Kleiser (Audio Pronunciation)

This is a massive list of 15,000 phrases broken into eleven categories. I have broken down the list into 60-100 phrase sections. Time commitment is approx. 5-10 minutes per section making this an excellent project for the beginning LibriVox reader.
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click Post Reply at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    This project does not have a target date, but please try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let us know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): EText: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18362
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below):

    BC Link
    Completed files for this project can be found here until the project is cataloged: http://betsie.info/librivox/useful_phrases/
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Begin your recording with the abbreviated Librivox Disclaimer:
    "Section [###] of Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases by Grenville Kleiser, read for Librivox.org by [Your Name, date, location, url, if you wish]"
  8. At the end, say:
    "End of Section [###]. This recording is in the public domain."
    If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    Please leave 3 seconds silence at the end of your recording (or 5 seconds silence for files longer than 10 minutes).
  9. At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases by Grenville Kleiser."
  10. Additional Notes/Tips:
    - Do not read the definitions in the text (displayed in square brackets)
    - Do not use Audacity's Noise Removal feature without saving a copy of the original... as this feature generally stinks and you'll want to be able to easily revert back to the original version.
    - Please pronounce Kleiser with a long "I" sound (like Klyser) (Audio Pronunciation)
    - If you need help pronouncing any of the words, try looking them up at http://m-w.com (they have audio pronunciations) or http://dictionary.com ... you are also welcome to ask for help in this thread =)
    - Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  11. AFTER recording:
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    useful_phrases_###_kleiser.mp3 (all lower-case) where ### is your three digit section number.

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: Section ### - [Section Name/Range]
    Artist: Grenville Kleiser
    Album: Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases
    You may ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Delivery of Completed Recordings:
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    • If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued.
    • If you don't have your own server space, you'll need to transfer the file to one of the free servers available. For a list of options, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    • Because we have two BCs on this project, if you are using a free server, please email the file to yourself and then post the link to this thread.
    Please include the following with your file:
    • your name/pseudonym as you want it to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. (These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.)
    • the file size of your .mp3 file.
Questions?
Please post any questions regarding this project in reply to this thread or send a Private Message (PM) to Thistlechick (Betsie).
Last edited by thistlechick on July 28th, 2007, 8:37 pm, edited 108 times in total.
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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 12:17 pm



What am I thinking!?!?!?
*holds head in horror*

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Post by shortcircuit » August 14th, 2006, 12:22 pm

This looks fun!

I'd like to claim 01 "How to use this book" and 02 "Plan of Study."
- Maria

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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 12:24 pm

shortcircuit wrote:This looks fun!

I'd like to claim 01 "How to use this book" and 02 "Plan of Study."
Whoohooo!
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Post by shortcircuit » August 14th, 2006, 12:42 pm

Um. I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce the author's last name. Is it klyser (as in eye) or klayser (as in day)?
- Maria

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Post by Laura » August 14th, 2006, 2:47 pm

Can I claim 04 and 05?
*//Laura http://www.librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LauraD

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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 8:26 pm

shortcircuit wrote:Um. I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce the author's last name. Is it klyser (as in eye) or klayser (as in day)?
Sorry for the delay... let's go with Klyser (as in eye)

=)
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Post by shortcircuit » August 14th, 2006, 8:29 pm

thistlechick wrote:
shortcircuit wrote:Um. I'm not entirely sure how to pronounce the author's last name. Is it klyser (as in eye) or klayser (as in day)?
Sorry for the delay... let's go with Klyser (as in eye)

=)
Haha! Yay! I'll probably force myself to get up early because this sounds really interesting! Strangely enough.
- Maria

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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 8:52 pm

shortcircuit wrote: Haha! Yay! I'll probably force myself to get up early because this sounds really interesting! Strangely enough.
please don't lose any sleep over it ;) ... but of course, read as many sections as you can stand before your brain implodes :D
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Post by shortcircuit » August 14th, 2006, 9:23 pm

thistlechick wrote: please don't lose any sleep over it ;)
Oh, don't worry. I won't. :) I like my sleep. But I need to practice getting up early for school anyway. And why not do it for a cause?

:wink:
- Maria

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Post by thistlechick » August 14th, 2006, 10:13 pm

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Post by Gwyn » August 14th, 2006, 10:37 pm

I can take 06 and 07! :)

This sounds like a good project for me to start out with. Lucky my pronunciation is good. :wink:

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Post by pallavy » August 15th, 2006, 5:36 am

Hi
I would like to take 08. This is my first recording so pretty exicited :)

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Post by thistlechick » August 15th, 2006, 6:28 am

Welcome Pallavy and Gwyn!!!

This is an excellent project to start out with (another good starter is Spoon River Anthology) ...Take your time and enjoy these lovely phrases... if you need help pronouncing any of the words, I recommend looking them up at http://m-w.com (they have audio pronunciations) or http://dictionary.com

Have fun! and let me know if you have any questions =)
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Post by thistlechick » August 15th, 2006, 6:38 am

For reference, in the initial post I posted an audio file of my pronunciation of the author's name ... however as I have not done a genealogical study on this author, other pronuciations are acceptable too =)
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