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Post by Nicholas19 » July 13th, 2007, 12:41 pm

The Esperanto Teacher by Helen Fryer.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-esperanto-teacher-by-helen-fryer/
  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?
    Target completion date of this project: July 31, 2008 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me 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?
    (please only read from this text!):

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8177

    There are links to all of the sections below, as well, for ease of use. It is preferable to use the links below, because I have included the "Key to Exercise" after each exercise. If you use the link above, you have to look up each Key to each exercise individually.
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!


    (BC admin link)
  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:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Lesson [number] of "The Esperanto Teacher". - 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]"
    • Say:
      "The Esperanto Teacher - A Simple Course for Non-Grammarians, by Helen Fryer. [Lesson #]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Lesson #]"
      If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

      If you read from the main text above, after reading each lesson, go to the "Key to Exercises", say"Key to Exercise" and then read the relevant key. If your lesson is divided into two parts (e.g. 8 and 8a, then read the key to 8 after 8 and then the key to 8a after 8a). All of this is already laid out in the link to each section
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Esperanto Teacher, by Helen Fryer."

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.


    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    esperanto_teacher_##_fryer.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. esperanto_teacher_01_fryer.mp3)
    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: The Esperanto Teacher - [Section title]
    Artist: Helen Fryer
    Album: The Esperanto Teacher

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: mla - AmethystA
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    • your name/pseudonym as you want 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/duration of the recording.


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

BEFORE VOLUNTEERING:

You don't need to be an Esperantist to volunteer. You can be a native speaker of any language. But volunteers will need to read Esperanto words and sentences. So, if you are not already an Esperantist or familiar with the language to some degree, it is recommended that you listen to the LibriVox AudioBook of "Dr. Esperanto's International Language" by L.L. Zamenhof:

http://librivox.org/dr-esperantos-international-language-introduction-and-complete-grammar-by-ll-zamenhof/

In particular, listen to Sections 03, 05, 06, and 07, which should give you a feel for the sound and structure of the language. It would also be useful to read the relevant section on pronunciation in "The Esperanto Teacher".

It is important to remember that:

(1) You should always stress the second-to-last (penultimate) syllable. So never say ES-per-an-to or es-per-an-TO: say es-per-AN-to.
(2) Every letter has only one sound. There are no silent letters.
(3) If you're English, try to sound the letter "r" (preferably rolled). It's not silent in Esperanto.
(4) If you know any Spanish, Italian or Latin, that would help. Try to pronounce the vowels like that. Alternatively, if you know how to put on a fake Italian or Spanish accent, try to use that. :)

The following websites also explain how to pronounce Esperanto:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto_pronunciation#Orthography_and_pronunciation
http://home.unilang.org/wiki3/index.php/Esperanto_alphabet_and_pronunciation
http://web.mac.com/teisenmann/iWeb/Esperantanaso/1st.html
http://www.alcyone.com/max/lang/esperanto/alphabet

The following websites will be useful in learning Esperanto or to improve your Esperanto skills when recording:

http://www.lernu.net/ (has many resources for beginners)
http://www.cursodeesperanto.com.br/bazo/index.php?en (this is a downloadable course)
http://www.esperanto.net/ (this has resources about Esperanto in many languages)
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Post by Nicholas19 » July 13th, 2007, 3:10 pm

Thanks Robert.

I'll look into that. But first I need to figure out how to set up that Magic Box and I need an MC.

BTW, do you think we should read the key to exercises for each lesson (i.e. the English translation of the Esperanto text)? I'm not an expert on pedagogy or language learning methods. Or do you think it's sufficient for them to figure it out for themselves through the vocabulary given in each lesson?

Nicholas

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 13th, 2007, 7:27 pm

Another resource to help people get to grips with the rhythym and sound of the Esperanto language:

Just noticed this YouTube video about Esperanto entitled "Esperanto is a language with many traits". It's about six and a half minutes long, entirely in Espreranto, but with English subtitles, so you can follow along with what's being said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88YPPl6jJEQ

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Post by thistlechick » July 14th, 2007, 9:09 am

Hi Nicholas... the Magic Window (MW) is now installed.... and you're off and running. Since you have done a solo project I am assuming that you know how to use the MW... but if not, let me know and I'll send you instructions. You'll want to enter the titles for each section so that the readers know where to begin and end their recordings (but I'll bet you had already thought of that =)

Also, for server space, here are a couple of options:

1) You can collect the files and proof-listen to them yourself... and then when the project is ready for cataloging you can upload them to our system from your local computer (the drawback is that there won't be a back-up copy on a server if something happens to your machine).

2) You could ask someone with server space to set you up with uploading instructions as described on this page: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/HowToSendYourRecording ... ab2525, Anita (a.r.dobbs), and David (earthcalling) all have server space that they have offered to share ... contact one of them (or anyone else you know of) to see if you can use some space for this project.

If you have any questions... don't hesitate to ask me, as I'm here to help you out as you go along =)
~ Betsie
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Post by thistlechick » July 14th, 2007, 3:54 pm

Robert, thanks for the idea... Nicholas, let me know if you would like me to re-arrange any of the posts in the thread as Robert suggested (you can also edit your original post to include additional resources =)
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Post by ab2525 » July 14th, 2007, 8:42 pm

If you want, you can use my server. Just post if you want instructions
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Post by Nicholas19 » July 15th, 2007, 7:11 pm

ab2525, thanks for your kind offer. David has also offered server space, so I'm currently planning to use that. I'm still working out how to use FTP.

thistlechick, I've finished Sections 00 and 01, but think I should start uploading as soon as possible, rather than waiting until I've figured out how to ftp expertly. So I've uploaded them directly onto David's server.

Here's the link:

Section 00:
http://librivox.earthcallingdavid.com/cgi-bin/uploader//upload.cgi?a=show&file=6573706572616e746f5f746561636865725f30305f66727965722e6d7033&big=1

Section 01:
http://librivox.earthcallingdavid.com/cgi-bin/uploader//upload.cgi?a=show&file=6573706572616e746f5f746561636865725f30315f66727965722e6d7033&big=1

Robert, were you planning on proof listening to this book, or just volunteering to read some lessons? If you want to proof listen, feel free do so. But don't make me burden you, if you're busy. :)

Regards,

Nicholas

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 17th, 2007, 8:51 am

I've recorded Sections 00 to 06 so far, and have posted it in the Listeners Wanted section.

If anyone is even remotely interested in volunteering for this project, don't feel shy! Learn as you go along! Most people aren't born speaking Esperanto (though there are some native speakers). Esperanto is a lot easier than you think it is. Trust me. :)

Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!

Read! Read! Read! :D

Nicholas

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Post by daxm » July 17th, 2007, 6:40 pm

I'm going to give sections 7 and 8 a go. I need to finish my current task but shouldn't take long.

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 17th, 2007, 7:50 pm

Ok. Thanks daxm. I've signed you up. :D

It's best to use the links which I have made for each lesson, because I've included the "Key to Exercises". If you have any questions, let me know.

Nicholas

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Post by Nicholas19 » July 23rd, 2007, 8:23 pm

I'm going to America for three weeks to visit my grandparents. I should have some internet access, but if you don't hear from me, you'll know why.

In any case, keep volunteering while I'm gone. :)

Nicholas

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