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Post by Availle » January 7th, 2017, 6:54 am

Shadowings by Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
http://librivox.org/shadowings-by-lafcadio-hearn/


This is another of the popular books that Lafcadio Hearn wrote on various Japanese subjects. The first part "Stories From Strange Books" is a collection of Japanese tales about ghosts and strange occurrences. In the second part "Japanese Studies", Hearn discourses on cicadae, girl's names, and Japanese songs. The third part "Fantasies" are fragments of stories, probably written by Hearn himself. ( Ava)
    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 would 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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34215
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      Pronunciation of Japanese Words:
      Although simplified, the following general rules will help the reader unfamiliar with Japanese to come close enough to Japanese pronunciation.

      There are five vowels: a (as in fAther), i (as in machIne), u (as in fOOl), e (as in fEllow), and o (as in mOle). Although certain vowels become nearly "silent" in some environments, this phenomenon can be safely ignored for the purpose at hand.

      Consonants roughly approximate their corresponding sounds in English, except for r, which is actually somewhere between r and l (this is why the Japanese have trouble distinguishing between English r and l), and f, which is much closer to h.


      You may leave out the footnotes (unless you find one extremely interesting).

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      BC Admin Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction
      Keywords that describe the book: nonfiction, Japan, horror, ghost, stories, koizumi yakumo

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Shadowings. 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Shadowings, by Lafcadio Hearn. Section[number]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [section]"
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        "End of Shadowings, by Lafcadio Hearn. "

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Post by Availle » January 7th, 2017, 7:01 am

I don't think we have even remotely enough books by Lafcadio Hearn in the catalog... :mrgreen:

Almost all sections have at least a few words in Japanese (they are mostly indicated in italics). Please check the pronuncition guide.
Especially the midle part on "Japanese Studies" has lots and lots of Japanese names and even poetry. I think these sections should only be attempted by somebody who knows Japanese (or Latin/Spanish, since the pronunciations are similar).

To make reading more smooth, let's leave out the footnotes (unless you find one extremely interesting).
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Post by silverquill » January 7th, 2017, 8:05 am

Well, my plate is pretty full right now, but how can I pass this up?
I'd be pleased to take the middle sections 7-12.

At one time I could hold a basic conversation in Japanese, but not having used it and having studied several languages since, that ability is long gone. I can still read reasonably well, but glad these are not in kana :)

How well I remember the cicadas the summer I was there for summer school! I was told that it was a rare occasion when the 7-year and 13-year cicada came out together. Noisy!

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Post by realisticspeakers » January 7th, 2017, 1:09 pm

I would like section 15 please.

My qualifications? I watched Shogun four times.

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Post by Availle » January 7th, 2017, 6:27 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:I would like section 15 please.

My qualifications? I watched Shogun four times.
That sounds quite perfect! :thumbs:
If you still need help, just let me know - the final part of the book seems to have little in the way of Japanese though.

Larry, the Japanese Studies are all yours - enjoy! There are plenty of footnotes in that one, but only a few of them are really interesting. You can choose which ones you read if you like; the word counts are without footnotes though.
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Post by realisticspeakers » January 9th, 2017, 3:56 pm


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Post by Availle » January 9th, 2017, 4:32 pm

That was fast, thank you! I hope we can get a DPL soon.
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Post by ChuckW » February 9th, 2017, 6:18 am

Can I take sections 4 and 14?

EDIT: Also, I can volunteer to PL reallsticspeaker's sound file. I'll get back with you later today.

RE-EDIT: Nevermind. Just saw that you already PL-ed it. Do you still need a DPL?
Last edited by ChuckW on February 9th, 2017, 6:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Availle » February 9th, 2017, 6:23 am

Of course, have fun! :D
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Post by Isana » February 9th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Ava, I'd like to claim Section 2 and Section 13. Thank you.

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Post by Availle » February 9th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Great, thank you! :D
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Post by Availle » February 9th, 2017, 5:00 pm

ChuckW wrote:Can I take sections 4 and 14?

EDIT: Also, I can volunteer to PL reallsticspeaker's sound file. I'll get back with you later today.

RE-EDIT: Nevermind. Just saw that you already PL-ed it. Do you still need a DPL?
Chuck,
I almost missed that - please don't edit your posts if they have received a response already. There is no automatic notification I get that you did so, and I am very prone to miss things like this...

Anyway, yes, I'd still prefer having a DPL other than myself for this one. I can PL your submissions though, no problem. Thanks for offering, you've been entered to the database...
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Post by ChuckW » February 9th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Availle wrote:
ChuckW wrote:Can I take sections 4 and 14?

EDIT: Also, I can volunteer to PL reallsticspeaker's sound file. I'll get back with you later today.

RE-EDIT: Nevermind. Just saw that you already PL-ed it. Do you still need a DPL?
Chuck,
I almost missed that - please don't edit your posts if they have received a response already. There is no automatic notification I get that you did so, and I am very prone to miss things like this...

Anyway, yes, I'd still prefer having a DPL other than myself for this one. I can PL your submissions though, no problem. Thanks for offering, you've been entered to the database...
Haha! I think I might have edited it before I saw your post. :-P

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Post by HiraethWayfinder » February 11th, 2017, 9:58 pm

Hello!

I would very much like to do section 5 (The Sympathy of Benten), if this is okay? I can also speak Japanese which I hope is helpful for this chapter.

This would be my first recording but I am very excited to try--
If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.
Is it alright for my name to be different from my forum username? If that is okay, I would be happy appearing under the name "Risa Tsunagi" but my username here is also fine if that is easier.

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Post by Availle » February 11th, 2017, 10:04 pm

Hi Risa and welcome to this project! I'm very glad you found your way here!

I have assigned chapter 5 to you, enjoy! Everything you need to know can be found in the first post of this thread - please check the intro/outro that we need for each chapter and the filename under which to export the final recording.

And here is your brand new LibriVox reader webpage: https://librivox.org/reader/11488
It contains links to all your recordings, and if you click on "reader section details" you can find all the sections you are currently assigned for.

Let me know if you have questions.
I hope you'll enjoy your time on here! :D
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