[COMPLETE] Language Learning Collection Vol. 003 - n19

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Post by Nicholas19 » August 3rd, 2010, 4:17 am

LibriVox Language Learning Collection Vol. 003.

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This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource at LibriVox. The LibriVox Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other language whatsoever, from Latin to Sumerian, Chinese to Wampanoag, Esperanto to Swahili (etc.).

This volume includes 'Abdu’l-Bahá's talk "On the Value of an International Language"; the first section of L.L. Zamenhof's "First Book" (Unua Libro), explaining his great invention—the International Language, i.e. Esperanto; the third Lesson of Barrs' "Beginning Latin"; Gustave Chouquet's "Easy Conversations in French" (11 - 14); Lessons 21 - 25 from "Greek Lessons" by W.H. Morris; Introduction from "Hand-Book of Volapük" by Charles E. Sprague; Leccion Tercera, from "New First Spanish Book", by James H. Worman; Lessons 11 - 15 from "Esperanto in Twenty Lessons" by Caroline Stearns Griffin; Lessons 26 - 30 from "A Practical Arabic Course" by E. Nématallah & E. Chevalley; two sections from the "Student's Greek Grammar" by Georg Curtius; the Preface from "A Grammar of the Persian Language" by the great linguist, Sir William Jones (1746 - 1794); the Preface from "Arabic Syntax chiefly selected from the Hidayut-oon-Nuhvi" by Henry Brown Beresford (d. 1869), which is based on the famous Hidāyatu'n-Nahw by Ibn al-Hājib (1174 – 1249 CE); Chapters 3 - 8 from "Slips of Speech" by John H. Bechtel and, lastly, The Alphabet/Classifications of Sounds from "New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennet.
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Post by wordnerd210 » August 3rd, 2010, 6:13 pm

I'd really like to read for this project. I'm in the process of learning German, but my teacher and choir director all say I have a knack for the diction and accent. However, I have no idea where to find public domain language learning texts... Can you point me in the right direction? Much appreciated!

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Post by Nicholas19 » August 4th, 2010, 2:49 am

wordnerd210 wrote:I'd really like to read for this project. I'm in the process of learning German, but my teacher and choir director all say I have a knack for the diction and accent. However, I have no idea where to find public domain language learning texts... Can you point me in the right direction? Much appreciated!
Hi! Welcome! You can find some here:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21482

There are probably a lot more on Internet Archive as well. Just do a search for German textbooks:

http://www.archive.org/
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Post by RuthieG » August 10th, 2010, 1:52 pm

Oh, I was wondering why I couldn't find this. I was looking in Short Works like the others. ;)

Reader: Mikelmon
Title: Leccion Tercera, New First Spanish Book
Author: James H. Worman
Language: Spanish
Source: http://www.archive.org/details/newfirstspanishb00jamerich
Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/n19/languagelearning003_newfirstspanish03_mm.mp3
Duration: 10:13
Size: 9.36 MB

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Post by composr » August 10th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Nicholas,

I can't wait to submit to this collection. But I'm going to make sure I fulfill previous obligations first :p. As soon as I have my other sections posted, I shall return to claim.

Jonathon

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Post by Nicholas19 » August 10th, 2010, 5:44 pm

composr wrote:Nicholas,

I can't wait to submit to this collection. But I'm going to make sure I fulfill previous obligations first :p. As soon as I have my other sections posted, I shall return to claim.

Jonathon
That's good! I look forward to your contributions.

@Ruth, thanks! :)
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Post by Kalynda » August 23rd, 2010, 9:54 am

Il faut cultiver nos jardins.

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Post by Nicholas19 » August 30th, 2010, 11:33 am

Thanks Kalynda! :)
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Post by putzy a » September 3rd, 2010, 1:57 pm

Nicholas,
I tried to download sections 1-5 but each section plays what was recorded for section 11 instead. I know we had this problem before but I don't remember the solution :oops: help :?:


edit:
Sections 11 & 20 are PL OK :D
Last edited by putzy a on September 3rd, 2010, 2:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Nicholas19 » September 3rd, 2010, 2:08 pm

putzy a wrote:Nicholas,
I tried to download sections 1-5 but each section plays what was recorded for section 11 instead. I know we had this problem before but I don't remember the solution :oops: help :?:
This is what annise (Anne) wrote in the other project:
annise wrote:Hi Linda and Nicholas
As I worked it out for your last problem , I might as well explain to you both
Because you PL by listening on line the program just skips a file if it can't find it and goes on to read the next one , so the problem is not that there are several copies of the file but that it is unable to read/find a file so just skips every time - without telling you
So the problem was a blank which had crept into a file name somehow in the window - no idea how when the post was right - so it is worth looking hard at the file names , though the blank was hard to pick up

Anne
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Post by putzy a » September 3rd, 2010, 3:03 pm

Nicholas,
I downloaded it but that didn't work either. Where did he upload them to - in a different post? I could try that .
Linda Andrus

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Post by Nicholas19 » September 3rd, 2010, 3:13 pm

putzy a wrote:Nicholas,
I downloaded it but that didn't work either. Where did he upload them to - in a different post? I could try that .
He uploaded them in the previous volume:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25560&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=90

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25560&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=105
Nicholas J. Bridgewater

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens."
- Baha'u'llah
See: http://bahai.org/

Some Answered Questions.
The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Vol. I.
An Elementary Greek Grammar.

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Post by putzy a » September 3rd, 2010, 3:28 pm

I went to those spots and couldn't get them to down load :evil: What am I doing wrong, dear?
Linda Andrus


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Post by putzy a » September 3rd, 2010, 4:40 pm

when I tried these links I was asked for password for the uploader. NOT my day today. :cry: I'll try again tomorrow, :roll: thanks for the help.
Linda Andrus

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