Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper - philc

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TrishEM
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Post by TrishEM » April 11th, 2020, 9:41 pm

Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper (1904 - 1964).

This project is now in our catalog at https://librivox.org/omnilingual-version-3-by-h-beam-piper/
This short story published in 1957 is unusual for its time in that its protagonist is a female scientist, and there is no romantic subplot. Helped by some of her teammates on the Mars exploration crew, and hindered by others, she struggles to decipher the meanings of the artifacts left by an extinct alien species. What possible frame of reference can humans and the long-gone Martians have in common? The answer is very satisfying in this well told tale. ( Trish E. Matson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19445
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: hKRuaom9
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (H. Beam Piper) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnilingual
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 4
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1957
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Trish E. Matson Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: www.whatsthewordnow.blogspot.com
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: science fiction, science, aliens, archaeology, female protagonist, translating, academia

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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 Omnilingual. 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:
      "Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper. 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 Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename omnilingual_##_piper_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. omnilingual_01_piper_128kb.mp3)


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: phil chenevert
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
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TrishEM
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Post by TrishEM » April 11th, 2020, 10:14 pm

There are already two fine Librivox readings of this story, by Phil Chenevert and Mark Nelson. However, given the rarity of public domain science fiction stories with female protagonists, I think it would be nice to have the option of hearing a female voice reading this story. I plan to narrate it during my upcoming work-furlough week, April 20-27, but of course a proofer can take a bit longer than that to check it.
"Nobody but a lay-out man knows what a lay-out man's feelings is [sic]."
-- Mr. Tallboy in "Murder Must Advertise" by Dorothy Sayers

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Post by cadastra » April 11th, 2020, 10:16 pm

May I DPL?

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Post by TrishEM » April 12th, 2020, 12:31 am

This is my first solo project and the first project I've initiated here, so I'm not sure whether an administrator would need to make that decision. If it's up to me, then sure, thanks for offering!
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Post by philchenevert » April 12th, 2020, 1:27 pm

I will set this up for you. Great story. :thumbs:

There ya go! ready to be recorded. Remember to ask if anything is confusing. Here is a video on getting into the magic window https://youtu.be/_cDPSmlTjGM Image
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Post by philchenevert » April 12th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Since we have a DPL already I am moving this to Going Solo.
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Post by TrishEM » April 12th, 2020, 7:43 pm

Thank you for setting that up, Mr. Chenevert!
Cadastra, I am looking forward to working with you!
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Post by cadastra » April 12th, 2020, 9:04 pm

TrishEM wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Thank you for setting that up, Mr. Chenevert!
Cadastra, I am looking forward to working with you!
Likewise - thank you!

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Post by philchenevert » April 12th, 2020, 10:43 pm

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Post by TrishEM » April 27th, 2020, 5:00 pm

Hey, sorry I haven't uploaded any files yet. My furlough week ended up being consumed by other projects, including a lot of dusty cleaning that left my nose and throat in sub-optimal condition. But I'll start narrating this week.
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Post by philchenevert » April 27th, 2020, 5:34 pm

TrishEM wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Hey, sorry I haven't uploaded any files yet. My furlough week ended up being consumed by other projects, including a lot of dusty cleaning that left my nose and throat in sub-optimal condition. But I'll start narrating this week.
No worries about the project; we have lots of time and I am in no hurry to go anywhere. (About dusting, that is why I never dust, it might mess with my sinuses. At least that's what I tell others) :roll:
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Post by TrishEM » May 6th, 2020, 3:23 pm

I have recorded all four parts over the last couple of days, while my voice was in good shape. Now for editing out all the do-overs and backtracking and re-pronunciations. I'll do the shortest section first, just in case Cadastra finds any functional errors that mean I'll have to re-record (groan).
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Post by philchenevert » May 6th, 2020, 6:06 pm

TrishEM wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 3:23 pm
I have recorded all four parts over the last couple of days, while my voice was in good shape. Now for editing out all the do-overs and backtracking and re-pronunciations. I'll do the shortest section first, just in case Cadastra finds any functional errors that mean I'll have to re-record (groan).
I suggest that you upload one file that you have edited so it can be checked out.
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Post by cadastra » June 11th, 2020, 7:53 am

Hi, Trish! Any progress? If you need help, let me know. I’d be happy to listen to one of the files and give you some feedback, even if the rest aren’t quite ready.

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Post by philchenevert » June 11th, 2020, 10:24 am

cadastra wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 7:53 am
Hi, Trish! Any progress? If you need help, let me know. I’d be happy to listen to one of the files and give you some feedback, even if the rest aren’t quite ready.
I STRONGLY suggest this!! :D
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