~[OPEN POETRY]The Poetry of South Africa,Alexander Wilmot-mas

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Post by NemoR » March 1st, 2017, 1:06 pm

Kim,

Reading your comment above on how "Jan" is pronounced like a "Y", I have a name in a piece I am doing that is "Jalúhsa’s".

At least from what I could find on-line it seemed that in Swahili, Zulu and Afrikaners that the "J" is spoken with the "J" sound.

Is that incorrect? .... and should I be saying this with a "Y" instead?

Thanks for your help!

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Post by Kitty » March 1st, 2017, 1:13 pm

NemoR wrote:At least from what I could find on-line it seemed that in Swahili, Zulu and Afrikaners that the "J" is spoken with the "J" sound.
Is that incorrect? .... and should I be saying this with a "Y" instead?
I think what Kim meant in the poem I read, is the Dutch (or German) pronunciation of the name Jan, which is indeed Yan, I just did not think about it being Dutch. But if you're name is of African origin, it might well be pronounced differently.

Larry, if you don't mind, I think I will leave my English pronunciation of Jan in the poem though, because maybe I cannot get the tone of voice right again and then it's mmore disturbing that the name pronunciation.

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Post by NemoR » March 1st, 2017, 1:24 pm

Ahhhh ... thanks Sonia, that makes sense!

Yes, in my case, the name is African so maybe you are right!

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Post by NemoR » March 1st, 2017, 5:04 pm

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Post by Kitty » March 3rd, 2017, 5:29 am

Larry, I think you missed my previous post where I handed in my other poem:
Kitty wrote:and the other one, about a sweet memorial to a beloved wife who died too young :cry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poetryofsouthafrica_112_wilmot_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:51 min.
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Post by silverquill » March 3rd, 2017, 12:00 pm

Yep, thanks! Got it.

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Post by lynn0301 » March 3rd, 2017, 4:03 pm

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lynn0301 wrote:I would like to claim section 1, The Emigrants.
You are certainly welcome to read this section for us, but first you must record your one-minute test and have it approved. The link for this is in your welcome message. Then post again on this forum and let me know how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalog. Many of us use our real names, but you may use your forum name or other pseudonym if you wish.

Hi again,
I have just completed my one minute test. I'm trying to upload it, but I am not sure what to do with the "MC" drop down menu
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Post by silverquill » March 3rd, 2017, 8:58 pm

lynn0301 wrote:
silverquill wrote:
lynn0301 wrote:I would like to claim section 1, The Emigrants.
You are certainly welcome to read this section for us, but first you must record your one-minute test and have it approved. The link for this is in your welcome message. Then post again on this forum and let me know how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalog. Many of us use our real names, but you may use your forum name or other pseudonym if you wish.

Hi again,
I have just completed my one minute test. I'm trying to upload it, but I am not sure what to do with the "MC" drop down menu
"For test files, select "tests--tests" from the uploader's MC drop-down list."
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Post by lynn0301 » March 3rd, 2017, 9:41 pm

Hello I am currently having trouble uploading my file-it's a windows media file. I'm not sure if they have specific limitations on the media type.
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Post by carteki » March 4th, 2017, 3:12 am

Hi, yes there is a specific file type - mp3.
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Post by NemoR » March 4th, 2017, 9:34 am

Good Saturday morning Larry!

I would like to claim some additional sections of this interesting piece of work if I may.

Sections 31, 37, 51, 56, 67

Thank you,

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Post by silverquill » March 4th, 2017, 8:33 pm

NemoR wrote:Good Saturday morning Larry!

I would like to claim some additional sections of this interesting piece of work if I may.

Sections 31, 37, 51, 56, 67

Thank you,

Nemo
Thanks, you are in for these! :thumbs:

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Post by harpinthecloset » March 5th, 2017, 8:56 am

I would like to read 1, 2, 32, 34, 62, 70, and 94!
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Post by silverquill » March 5th, 2017, 10:10 am

harpinthecloset wrote:I would like to read 1, 2, 32, 34, 62, 70, and 94!
Wondeful! Glad to have you joining this project. :9:

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