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Post by Lynnet » March 4th, 2015, 9:17 am

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions by Wirt Sikes (1836 - 1883).

This project is now in the catalogue. All audio files can be found on our catalogue page:
http://librivox.org/british-goblins-welsh-folk-lore-fairy-mythology-legends-and-traditions-by-wirt-sikes/

The British Isles, in particular Wales, are renowned for legend and folklore. The author, an American journalist working in Europe, was appointed Consul to Wales and thus began his fascination with Welsh folklore. He became a renowned authority and published several books on the subject. This work is more of a scholarly discussion on the origins and geography than a narration of the stories. ( Lynne Thompson)
    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 would 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.
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      Readers, please note: no extensions will be granted thru July 2016. If you are unable to complete your section(s) it will be reassigned
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34704
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      BC Admin
      • Project Code: GZw8Wa8b
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Wirt Sikes) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirt_Sikes
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 32
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1880


      Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage
      Keywords that describe the book: mythology, fairies, King Arthur, Wales, merlin, british isles, goblins
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

      Please note: There are a number of Welsh place names in this book. Most seem to be covered phonetically on this website: http://www.sarahwoodbury.com/pronunciation-guide/


      Catrose has kindly offered to give phonetic pronunciation for any Welsh words or place names readers are struggling with. Please PM her with questions.


      Please ignore footnotes.
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions. 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:
        "British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions, by Wirt Sikes. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [Chapter]"
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        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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        "End of British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions, by Wirt Sikes. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

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    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
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      128 kbps MP3
      britishgoblins_##_sikes_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. britishgoblins_01_sikes_128kb.mp3)

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      Please post below
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Post by Darvinia » March 4th, 2015, 11:04 am

Lynne, I'll MC this for you.
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Post by Lynnet » March 4th, 2015, 11:23 am

Darvinia wrote:Lynne, I'll MC this for you.
I'm in the process of making up Google docs and I discover there re passages of Welsh :shock: They are not covered on the site I linked for place names. I'm not sure if we have Welsh readers (as in those who read the language) so we may be a bit stuck.

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Post by Darvinia » March 4th, 2015, 11:45 am

MW is ready.

The only Welsh reader I know of is catrose and she doesn't seem to be around anymore. :(

Whatever you decide is OK by me. If you go ahead I don't mind how long it takes! If you decide you need to let it go we can clear the database entry.
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Post by RobMarland » March 6th, 2015, 5:58 am

My memory could be failing me, but have I not heard Martin Geeson reciting a spot of Welsh somewhere? Could have been in a podcast (and could have been someone else entirely). Might be worth a check.
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Post by Lynnet » March 6th, 2015, 7:16 am

RobBoard wrote:My memory could be failing me, but have I not heard Martin Geeson reciting a spot of Welsh somewhere? Could have been in a podcast (and could have been someone else entirely). Might be worth a check.
Thanks Rob - there are plenty of fun Welsh words (which I could take a stab at, having lived there 7 years...in fact within a stone's throw of one of the places talked about) but it was the passages of verse that were worrying me. But Mr. Sikes very kindly provided translations, so I am happy to have just the translations read if readers are not comfortable with the verse.
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Post by Darvinia » March 6th, 2015, 8:34 pm

Ok, we've moved. Come one, come all, sign up, make your claim before all the best chapters are gone.
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Post by Jeff1965 » March 7th, 2015, 10:29 am

I will give chapter one a try. I guess I should say Book 1 Chapter 1.

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Post by Lynnet » March 7th, 2015, 11:13 am

Jeff1965 wrote:I will give chapter one a try. I guess I should say Book 1 Chapter 1.
Thank you, Jeff.

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Post by baileyspring » March 31st, 2015, 9:11 am

Hi,

I'm happy to PL for you. I'm new to the forum although I have been a LibriVox fan for some time and avidly listen to recordings.

Tom
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Post by iamKatina » March 31st, 2015, 11:50 am

I listened to the preface and everything sounded perfect.

Tom - sorry I didn't see that you signed up to PL until AFTER I listened to the Preface, I didn't mean to step on any toes.
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Post by baileyspring » March 31st, 2015, 12:26 pm

Hi, its no problem. Tom
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Post by Lynnet » March 31st, 2015, 3:45 pm

Thank you both for your enthusiasm :D

I have marked the preface PL OK.

Tom, please be sure to read the instructions for PL - basically what you are looking for (repeated sentences, stumbles "he we... went" etc. It's up to you whether you read along with the text - for standard PL, it isn't necessary but if you're listening and you go "huh? That doesn't make sense" you would want to check the text. If you feel it really changes the meaning, by all means ask for a correction.
I am prepared to allow a lot of leeway on the welsh words... You can look up pronunciation online but even then, it's not the easiest language. The passages of verse are translated into English and it is fine to just have the English read.

Also check for background noise (especially that is distracting) and volume (if you download the Checker program, we are looking for 89 dB +/- 2)

Bev will give you a password and instructions for entering in the Magic Window.

As an aside, if you look in the new projects launch pad (see drop down at the bottom of the page), any title preceded by a tilde (~) is looking for a DPL.
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Post by Darvinia » March 31st, 2015, 6:52 pm

Hi Tom,

Welcome to Librivox and this project! :)

I have entered you as the DPL (dedicated prooflistener). I need to know what name you would like to be listed under in the catalogue. This can be your forum name, real name, or any other that you choose.

Here are instructions for getting a password and access to the MW (Magic Window) and what to do when you're in there. Most of it is aimed at the BC (Book Coordinator) but as DPL you will be required to change the status in the "Status" column. It is simply a matter of choosing the correct option from a drop-down menu.

The New LibriVox Project Management System FAQ for Book Coordinators and Dedicated Prooflisteners

And here are the prooflistening guidelines.
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners

Please ask here if you have any questions. Lynne is first responder and I'll be back-up.
Bev

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Post by baileyspring » April 1st, 2015, 12:48 am

Thanks Bev,

I am happy for my either name to be used, as its already listed as my forum name we can leave it as that.

Tom
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