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chrysalis
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Post by chrysalis » January 11th, 2007, 1:34 am

Hello all,

When I was little my mom used to read me bedtime stories, and before I could read she read books to me and my brother. Once she taped it and I liked to listen to the tape. In the tape I merely repeated what my mother read, I couldn't read yet. The reading session were filled with me stumbling over some words that I had some difficulties pronouncing, me and my brother fighting, or a cat that came along while we were reading.

The first audio book I downloaded from LibriVox was Pride and Prejudice. I saw the movie before I read the book (or listen to the book :) ) so I was surprised :o because the book was read in American English. I was expecting to hear people speaking in British accent. But that way the book was easier for me to listen because I am more familiar with American English. When I watched the movie I couldn't comprehend what the characters were saying because of the strong British accent so I had to rewind some scenes.

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Post by anna » January 11th, 2007, 1:37 am

WELCOME Chrysalis,

Have fun here :D
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
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Post by Kristen » January 11th, 2007, 2:23 am

With a worldwide pool of readers, you never quite know what accent you're going to get in a LibriVox book. I think that's kinda fun - other people hate it. Good thing we put these out for free! :wink:

Hope you'll enjoy more books and if you want to record some, your accent (whatever it is) will be warmly welcomed.
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Post by Cori » January 11th, 2007, 11:44 am

Good to meet you, chrysalis!

If you want to listen to the very newest recordings -- and help at the same time -- please do check out the Listeners Wanted forum ... the FAQ post there explains what it's all about.

And if you want to record -- brilliant! Just ask whenever you've got questions, and Have Fun!
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

chrysalis
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Post by chrysalis » January 11th, 2007, 7:41 pm

My accent? Hmmm... I don't know what my accent is. Even when speaking Indonesian I don't know what my accent is. Indonesian has many accents and dialects, it depends on where it is spoken. To make things worse there are also traditional languages which are completely different from Indonesian. So, when it comes to English... there are a wide variety of accents spoken by Indonesian. There's no typical Indonesian accent, not like say Indian, French, Spanish, or German.

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