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Hi from Scotland

Posted: July 9th, 2020, 11:24 pm
by Sakel
Hi all,

I’ve been loving the work of all the volunteers here through listening to many classic books. I’m hoping I can do my bit to get more of the written word out there for mass public consumption.

Sama’an

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: July 12th, 2020, 6:41 pm
by philchenevert
Welcome! We hope you like it here. Ask lots of questions. :thumbs:

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: July 12th, 2020, 7:31 pm
by msfry
Scotland. OMG. We need Scottish voices. Please post your 1 minute test, get your tech specs lined up, and with the luck of the Ir.......er, Scottish, you might be inundated with requests for pronunciations. advice, duets, etc.

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: August 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
by grant007love
Good to know there is a shortage of Scottish voices out there - I am waiting for my microphone delivery today - Thank you Amazon - then my Scottish voice will be out there - looking forward to rolling the R's and hopefully there is a chapter to read about the Scottish town of Ecclefechan ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclefechan

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: August 11th, 2020, 8:35 am
by msfry
grant007love wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Good to know there is a shortage of Scottish voices out there - I am waiting for my microphone delivery today - Thank you Amazon - then my Scottish voice will be out there - looking forward to rolling the R's and hopefully there is a chapter to read about the Scottish town of Ecclefechan ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclefechan
I'll be watching for you. How's your Robert Burns? :D

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: August 11th, 2020, 11:16 am
by grant007love
msfry - growing up we had poems to learn and Burns was of course the bard of choice. Wee sleekit courin timerous beastie ! Love it!

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: August 11th, 2020, 12:38 pm
by msfry
grant007love wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:16 am
msfry - growing up we had poems to learn and Burns was of course the bard of choice. Wee sleekit courin timerous beastie ! Love it!
We have only one Scottish voice today that I know of, Horner94. He brings all sorts of interesting literature into the collections (I mean, stuff I've never heard of). I love Scottish author James Stephens so I've listened to all of his selections on LV . . . most recently The Insurrection in Dublin, read by iremonger, who has long since disappeared from LV . . . which led me to his recording of The Dead (my current listen), by James Joyce. I am having to slow down the tempo a bit in my podcast app to fully appreciate it.

I want my Robert Burns to read so it sounds Scottish but Americans can understand it without taking a class. Is that possible? :roll:

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: August 12th, 2020, 1:48 pm
by grant007love
I am confident you know that there are so many accents in the UK; and Scotland has them sometimes different by the square mile!
As with Shakespeare, there may be words that will require a quick internet search to understand the meaning.
Quick example - I was born and raised in Dundee (east coast) and joined the police in Glasgow (west-coast) When I was getting into one of the police vehicles I made mention that the vehicle was "clorty" - as defined in Dundee as unkempt/unwashed. My police partner at the time looked puzzled and realized the Glasgow word was "clatty" - same meaning!
When learning and reading Burns at school we were always told to read s-l-o-w-l-y and enjoy it.
My favorite audio-books are read by James McPherson, Scottish actor who narrates the Scottish novelist Ian Rankin's character Detective John Rebus. James has a singing voice and accent and came to fame as an actor in the Scottish TV show Taggart. Unfortunately for Librivox, we have to wait a while for Ian Rankin's books to be in the public domain.
Good chatting - I have my microphone and getting to the 1 minute test and finding what is out there...

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: September 16th, 2020, 6:47 am
by msfry
Please post notice here when you've posted your 1 minute test.

Re: Hi from Scotland

Posted: September 16th, 2020, 3:16 pm
by grant007love
msfry wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 6:47 am
Please post notice here when you've posted your 1 minute test.
msfry - apologies - going through old posts and noted your last comment. 1 minute test is done and added a few stories in the past few weeks.
Take care,