[COMPLETE]: Recollections of Imperial Russia by Meriel Buchanan - dc

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 7th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Recollections of Imperial Russia by Meriel Buchanan (1886 - 1959).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/recollections-of-imperial-russia-by-meriel-buchanan/
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/recollectionsofi00buchuoft/page/n13
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: Culture & Heritage; *Non-fiction/Social Science

    Keywords that describe the book:

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  • 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 Recollections of Imperial Russia. 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:
      "Recollections of Imperial Russia, by Meriel Buchanan. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Recollections of Imperial Russia by Meriel Buchanan. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    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]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Recollections of Imperial Russia, by Meriel Buchanan. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename recollectionsofimperialrussia_##_buchanan_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. recollectionsofimperialrussia_01_buchanan_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by jmoorehouse on January 9th, 2019, 9:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by craigdav1 » January 7th, 2019, 9:01 pm

MW coming up.

edit: I added ~ before the title in the subject line to advertise for a DPL.

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Excellent. Many thanks for this assistance.
Jan
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Post by craigdav1 » January 12th, 2019, 6:49 am

Moving topic to Going Solo forum to keep the Launch Pad tidy.

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 12th, 2019, 9:43 am

Thank you.
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Post by jmoorehouse » January 18th, 2019, 6:53 pm

Occasionally the author uses a French phrase, and I shall try to use Linguatec to get good pronunciation help. Is there any circumstance in which one could instead read the translation? (I think no.)
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Post by craigdav1 » January 18th, 2019, 7:09 pm

The policy at LV is to read texts, "as is." Hopefully, the prose following the French phrases will assist the reader in understanding their meaning.

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 18th, 2019, 7:23 pm

I completely understand. :-) I've got to find a translation program that will slow the sound down.
I'll look for some Google info on that option.
Jan
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Post by craigdav1 » January 18th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Pronunciation help can be obtained here. I don't see any recent posts but it wouldn't hurt to make a request (post a copy of some French prose copied from the text you are reading) and see what happens.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40008&start=135

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 18th, 2019, 7:40 pm

Thank you! I will do that. In Ch 1 there's a paragraph of French. I can do names and cities but a whole paragraph is a little daunting!
Jan
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Post by jmoorehouse » January 22nd, 2019, 4:28 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/recollectionsofimperialrussia_02_buchanan_128kb.mp3

20'06"

I've started with Chapter 2 because I have more work to do on my French paragraph in Chapter 1. I'll keep trying to make it sound comprehensible as I move forward with the other chapters!

Hope we can find a Proof Listener!

Jan
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Post by craigdav1 » January 22nd, 2019, 4:45 pm

It's important to fill in the MW - title (chapter number and/or title), notes (file duration in mm:ss) and listen url (the url above). The DPL will check these for errors as well as listen to the recording.

edit: I filled in the info for section 2. Do you want to include the chapter title (in addition to or instead of the chapter number)?

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 22nd, 2019, 4:57 pm

Thanks for the help, Craig. I do remember now that I'm supposed to go to the Magic Box (??) to fill in the rest of the information. Ooops! I will do so next time.
This is one of the differences in Going Solo, as I recall!
Jan
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Post by craigdav1 » January 22nd, 2019, 5:06 pm

It is more likely that someone will offer to be the DPL if there is something to proof (in the Magic Window).

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Post by jmoorehouse » January 22nd, 2019, 5:19 pm

Craig, I've decided to put chapter titles in the Magic Window--more engaging, I think, than just Chapter 2. However, I have lost the part of my memory (it seems) about how to access the Magic Window. I did a quick search and did not find instructions. Can you jump start my flagging brain in this direction?
Jan
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