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Post Posted:: August 31st, 2016, 4:11 pm 

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Hi LibriVox,
For more information about our project, please see this forum post (https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?t=62292).

As you may know there is a LibriVox volume of collected readings of the UDHR in 42 different langues (https://librivox.org/universal-declaration-of-human-rights-by-united-nations-volume-02/).

We would like to use these for our project but need the recordings broken down into the title, Preamble and various Articles.

We would normally do these work on our own but since we neither speak nor read the languages in question, we don't know where to place the breaks.

We are very hopeful that this community can help. We need native speakers of these languages to either break up the MP3s are indicate the timing of the breaks.

This could look something like this:
    Title: 1:07 to 1:10
    Preamble: 1:12 to 2:35
    Article 1: 2:37 to 2:45
    Article 2: 2:47 to 2:59
etc.

Is there anyone who can help us with this?

Many thanks in advance! All best, Noah

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 12:12 am 
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Hello Noah,
Perhaps it will be good if you list which languages you need help with. I presume you will be able to do the "English plain language version" yourself? :) And you already have a Spanish version, right? And probably French you already have too?

I can do it for the Western Frisian version I think, I understand enough of that; I'll try later today and report back here.

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 8:13 am 

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Great idea, Anna and thanks SO MUCH for taking a look at the Western Frisian!

Well, the full list of all 472 languages can be found on the UN's website ().

But, more specifically to LibriVox, the 52 languages that have been recorded here are:
    Achenese
    Afrikaans
    Arabic
    Balinese
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Buginese
    Bulgarian
    Catalan
    Chinese
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Esperanto
    Faroese
    Filipino (Tagalog)
    Finnish
    French
    Frisian (Western)
    German
    Greek
    Hebrew
    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Indonesian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Javanese
    Korean
    Latin
    Latvian
    Luxembourgish
    Malay
    Minangkabau
    Nynorsk
    Occitan
    Oriya
    Pampango
    Polish
    Portuguese
    Polish
    Romanian
    Russian
    Slovak
    Spanish
    Sundanese
    Swedish
    Tamil
    Ukrainian
    Urdu
    Walloon
    Yiddish

We are able to cut up the languages that use the Latin alphabet and we have a linguist looking at some of the others.

Still, it would be ideal if the native speakers themselves could tell us the timestamps for the Title, Preamble and each Article.

Cheers, N

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:15 am 

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The names of the readers are given in the listing. For the languages that you're looking for (or those that you don't have a contact for) you can contact the reader directly through a PM. Clicking on the reader name goes to the reader page which gives the forum name (if different). Using the Search at the top of the page in the forum you can find the members profile including a button that will allow you to PM them (also will show when they last logged on), but sometimes the pm setting is still set to send an email notification.

I'm looking to see if there is any specific discernable pattern in the audio that can pinpoint the breaks you want.

Kim


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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:27 am 

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Thanks, Kim!

Yes, there definitely is a pattern.

Usually the LibriVox opener, often in English but sometimes in the other language. Then the words for "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". Occasionally the introduction is read before the Preamble.

Then the word for "Preamble" followed by that section.

Then the word for "Article" followed by a number, a section and a pause. This last one is repeated 30 times.

Our linguist is sinking his teeth in now but, of course, it would be preferable to have the native speakers cut the files or give timings.

Thanks for the 411 on reaching the readers. I'll try and hope I can get in touch with them.

Cheers, N

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:36 am 
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I would note that the recordings are 7 years old ... so I'd expect many people to be busy with other things now. Great idea to keep the list here, so others can pitch in where possible!

I'm sure you weren't going to send more than one PM each anyway, Noah -- but just in case, I think multiples to the same person would be a little pushy, especially where they haven't posted in years. ;)

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:38 am 

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Afrikaans: http://ia801403.us.archive.org/11/items/universal_declaration_librivox/human_rights_un_afk_cdb.mp3
Intro 0-0.16
Title 0.16-0.22
Preamble: 0.22 - 2.58
Article 1: 2:59 to 3:05
Article 2: 3:07 -
Article 3: 3:45
Article 4: 3.53
Article 5: 4:05
Article 6: 4:16
Article 7: 4:25
Article 8: 4:43
Article 9: 4:59
Article 10: 5:10
Article 11: 5:28
Article 12: 6:09
Article 13: 6:29
Article 14: 6:49
Article 15: 7:10
Article 16: 7:28
Article 17: 8:13
Article 18: 8:30
Article 19: 8:54
Article 20: 9:14
Article 21: 9:30
Article 22: 10:02
Article 23: 10:29
Article 24: 11:17
Article 25: 11:30
Article 26: 12:15
Article 27: 13:12
Article 28: 13:42
Article 29: 13:55
Article 30: 14:43
Ending: 15:02


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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:45 am 

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THANK YOU!! That's incredibly helpful!! Much, much appreciated :)

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:47 am 

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Can you keep the list above updated as to which languages you need / are outstanding?
I see you have Zulu on your website, but it doesn't look like we have a recording here. Is there somewhere I can send speakers to record (or is that step 2)?


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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:55 am 

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Sure! That would be fantastic! Ngiyasikhuluma kancane isiZulu (but not enough to read the UDHR!)

There is some overlap between the languages in our application (46 at present) and the LibriVox library of UDHR recordings.

We're constantly adding new languages to the application and, now that we've got the most widely spoken languages in the DB, we'll shift to adding languages that have a corresponding LibriVox recording.

I'll keep the list annotated but really, we are charged with recording all 472 translated languages if possible. So any translation that hasn't yet been recorded is fair game.

HTH. Please let me know if this requires additional clarification.

Cheers, N

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:56 am 

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@Cori, yes, I agree. I wan't to be as tactful as possible to respect both the individual readers and the LibriVox community at large.

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 9:57 am 
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Dutch and Frisian here:

Dutch (version Ans Wink): (there is a duplicate version in Dutch by another reader) - I presume that Dutch is one of the languages that you already have in the database, but I thought I'd do it anyway.

Title: 0:15-0:19
Preambule: 0:20-3:34
Article 1: 3:35-3:51
Article 2: 3:52-4:41
Article 3: 4:42-4:49
Article 4: 4:50-5:01
Article 5: 5:02-5:14
Article 6: 5:15-5:22
Article 7: 5:23-5:45
Article 8: 5:46-6:01
Article 9: 6:03-6:10
Article 10 6:11-6:35
Article 11: 6:36-7:33
Article 12: 7:34-7:59
Article 13: 8:00-8:20
Article 14: 8:21-8:48
Article 15: 8:49-9:07
Article 16: 9:09-9:55
Article 17: 9:56-10:11
Article 18: 10:12-10:47
Article 19: 10:48-11:11
Article 20: 11:12-11:28
Article 21: 11:30-12:20
Article 22: 12:21-12:54
Article 23: 12:55-13:52
Article 24: 13:53-14:07
Article 25: 14:08-15:07
Article 26: 15:08-16:20
Article 27: 16:21-16:56
Article 28: 16:57-17:14
Article 29: 17:16-18:13
Article 30: 18:14-18:44

Frisian

Title: 0:19-0:23
Preambule: 0:36-2:56
Article 1: 2:58-3:10
Article 2: 3:11-3:46
Article 3: 3:47-3:53
Article 4: 3:55-4:03
Article 5: 4:05-4:13
Article 6: 4:15-4:20
Article 7: 4:22-4:37
Article 8: 4:39-4:50
Article 9: 4:52-4:58
Article 10 5:00-5:17
Article 11: 5:18-5:56
Article 12: 5:57-6:16
Article 13: 6:17-6:30
Article 14: 6:31-6:47
Article 15: 6:49-6:58
Article 16: 7:00-7:32
Article 17: 7:34-7:44
Article 18: 7:45-8:12
Article 19: 8:14-8:32
Article 20: 8:33-8:42
Article 21: 8:43-9:14
Article 22: 9:15-9:9:39
Article 23: 9:41-10:15
Article 24: 10:16-10:25
Article 25: 10:26-11:02
Article 26: 11:03-11:57
Article 27: 11:58-12:19
Article 28: 12:20-12:32
Article 29: 12:34-13:14
Article 30: 13:15-13:34

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 10:04 am 

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Thank you VERY MUCH, Anna!!

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Post Posted:: September 1st, 2016, 5:27 pm 

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Thanks to everyone who's replied so far. I'm very grateful!

Carteki has been so kind as to put together a WebMonkey survey to use for this purpose.

You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL6GQGR. Unfortunately, the survey doesn't have a notification so please post here to let me know when you have completed it.

As I mentioned, my team and I are mostly able to do the languages that use the Latin alphabet. It's the ones that have other scripts (Cyrillic, Chinese, Hindi, etc.) that are very difficult.

If anyone could help with those, we would be very grateful!

An updated list of which languages have already been edited for the application can be see at http://udhr.video by opening the drop-down menu. The languages with the audio icon have already been edited.

Again, many thanks from myself and the UDHR A/V Project team!

Cheers, Noah

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Post Posted:: October 20th, 2016, 7:22 am 

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Is this still needed?

I could do German, Yiddish, French and Japanese. Probably also Spanish, Italian, Esperanto and Latin. Dutch you already have.

Edit: Did not read far enough, apparently. :oops:
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An updated list of which languages have already been edited for the application can be see at http://udhr.video by opening the drop-down menu. The languages with the audio icon have already been edited.

So, I think of those languages only Japanese is of any use. :)

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