Multilingual collections as a celebration of languages (incl. stats)

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Piotrek81
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Post by Piotrek81 » November 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm

The Multilingual Short Works Collection is the first project I recorded for after registering and as such it has always been on my "bookmarked" list. The fact that there is almost always a collection open ready to accept a recording in a language for which there is no other open project on the forum and thus give a new volunteer a chance to contribute something of their choosing in a less-represented language is just great :) That is why it occurred to me to try and put in numbers the collection so far. (And yes, I realise, that we have had other multlingual collections, but so far I've only prepared stats for this one).

So far there have been 26 catalogued volumes (with volume 27 currently open for submissions) with the first one catalogued on 24.02.2012. These contain 518 pieces of poetry, prose and even small plays in 44 languages. Of these languages the one with the greatest number of sections if easily Japanese with 75 sections, followed by Polish with 49 and French with 48.

The full list of languages is as follows (from most sections to fewest)
Japanese, Polish, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Romanian, Latin, Portuguese, Galician, Luxembourgish, Tagalog, Esperanto, Dutch, Ukrainian, Danish, Chinese, Slovenian (5 Slovenian sections, all in one volume), Ancient Greek, Swedish, Arabic, Finnish, Bisaya, Hindi, Hebrew, Czech, Serbian, finally Attic Greek, Farsi, Bulgarian, Welsh, Yidish, Low Geman, Hungarian, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Kurdish, Middle English, Old Tupi, Marathi, Macedonian, Maltese, Old English are all represented by a single section (these statistics do not include volume 27)

The greatest number of languages in a volume was 14 (volume 001) followed by 13 in volume 025. On the other hand volumes 004 and 005 featured only 4 languages.
The greatest number of sections in a single language in a volume was 13. That is how many sections in Galician there are in volume 015.

The most prolific reader for the Multilingual Short Work Collection is ekzemplaro, whose indefatigable work gave us the majority of sections in Japanese that we have in the catalogue.

And, last but defintely not least, here's the list of those that kept the collection open for anyone willing to contribute: Leni, Lezer, HokusPocus, Icequeen and ToddHW have MCed the successive volumes, while ekzemplaro, ShiNeko and kazbek BCed the installments appearing throughout those years.

Unfortunately, I don't have the most important statistics i.e the one about the actual number of readers who the contributed, as that would require way more time to compile.

Comments, corrections and suggestions welcome :)
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Post by HannaPonomarenko » November 10th, 2020, 5:56 am

Hi!
Do you have statistics on who PL all the collections?
I also want to express how I highly appreciate their great job :9:

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Post by Piotrek81 » November 10th, 2020, 10:32 am

Good point. Starting from the volume 018 our dedicated proof-listener has been Sonia (Kitty). Before that we tried to get PLers with the knowledge of the language of the work, and if that was impossible, someone else would PL. Kitty has also recorded almost all of the Luxembourgish sections.

Currently I'm working on the stats for the Multilingual Poetry Collection (2006-2012).
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Post by Kitty » November 13th, 2020, 7:33 am

:thumbs: a wonderful tribute to our multilingual endeavours, thank you, Piotr. 8-)
Piotrek81 wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Unfortunately, I don't have the most important statistics i.e the one about the actual number of readers who the contributed, as that would require way more time to compile.
I made the effort to copy/paste all the names of the contributors and made a little statistic as well. Only using Multilingual 1-26, like you did, but indeed there were also Poetry collections in the beginning, before we merged the genres.

If my calculations are correct, we had 148 different readers in 44 languages. I remember so many that I PLed :9:

Here is the list of names (in alphabetical order, by Reader Name, as that was the one I found in the projects):

Adriana Sacciotto: 1 (Portuguese)
Alan Mapstone: 1 (German)
Alan Weyman: 4 (German, Latin)
Alejandra Tuono Capriolo: 1 (Italian)
Alex Deva: 1 (Romanian)
Algy Pug: 3 (German, Italian)
Ana Margarida Pinho: 1 (Portuguese)
AnabelleC: 1 (Spanish)
AnaNaumoska: 1 (Macedonian)
Anastasiia Solokha: 9 (Russian, Ukrainian)
AnasYousef: 2 (Arabic)
Anders Ø. Kristensen: 4 (Danish)
Andrea Coffee: 2 (Spanish)
Anna Simon: 1 (Dutch)
April Gonzales: 13 (Cebuano, Latin, Tagalog)
April6090: 1: (French)
Arnie Horton: 9 (Latin, Spanish)
BeniaminoMassimo: 5 (French, Italian)
bettine: 1 (German)
blazeiro: 1 (Polish)
bookwarm: 1 (Polish)
bricara: 1 (French)
Britannia: 3 (French)
Caio Varalta: 1 (Portuguese)
Carla Celiberti: 2 (Italian)
Caroline Sophie: 1 (French)
Charlotte Duckett: 1 (Welsh)
Christiane Jehanne: 9 (French)
Claudia Salto: 4 (German, Low German)
Cornel Nemes: 2 (Romanian)
crecente: 20 (Galician, Spanish)
Cynthia Moyer: 1 (Latin)
DanaK: 1 (Russian)
David Maddock: 1 (Old Greek)
defscan: 1 (French)
Dharma Parra Kasen: 1 (Spanish)
Diana Majlinger: 1 (Hungarian)
dill: 1 (Japanese)
DomBombadil: 1 (German)
Dwarika: 1 (Marathi)
eflow: 1 (Portuguese)
ekzemplaro: 63 (Japanese)
Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή: 3 (Greek)
Emerald.W.: 1 (Chinese)
Epachuko: 9 (Spanish)
Ernst Pattynama: 1 (Russian)
Etel Buss: 2 (Portuguese)
Fabiola: 10 (Italian)
Falcon: 2 (Italian, Maltese)
Fannie: 1 (French)
Francesco Carzedda: 1 (Italian)
Françoise: 12 (French)
Georgi Stoychev: 1 (Bulgarian)
GilbertC: 1 (Dutch)
Glenn O'Brien: 2 (Danish, Esperanto)
Gosia Leksandrówna: 6 (Polish)
Guomin Do: 2 (Chinese)
Guy Lederfein: 1 (Hebrew)
halcja: 2 (Ukrainian)
Hanna Ponomarenko: 1 (Ukrainian)
Harri Tapani Ylilammi: 1 (Finnish)
hayduo: 2 (Spanish)
Henrik Hageland: 1 (Danish)
Herman Roskams: 1 (French)
Hokuspokus: 1 (German)
Imagine: 1 (Italian)
Jarek Celuch: 2 (Polish)
Jing Li: 2 (Chinese)
Johan Borg: 1 (Swedish)
Jonna B: 1 (Swedish)
Joseph Finkberg: 2 (Polish, Yiddish)
Kalynda: 2 (French, German)
Kasper: 1 (Spanish)
Katarzyna Barańska: 1 (Polish)
Kathrine Engan: 1 (Norwegian)
Kaviraf: 2 (French)
Kazbek: 2 (Russian)
KendalRigans: 3 (Spanish)
Kevin Stroud: 1 (Middle English)
Konstantin Žunić: 1 (Serbian)
krzys: 1 (Polish)
Kudrna: 1 (Czech)
Lauren LeMay: 1 (Romanian)
Laurette: 1 (French)
Лена Сухая: 1 (Russian)
Leni: 8 (Portuguese)
Liber: 25 (Greek, Italian, Latin)
Lika: 1 (Russian)
Linda Olsen Fitak: 2 (French, Spanish)
Livia F.: 27 (Romanian)
lorda: 9 (German)
Lucas Oliveira: 3 (Japanese, Old Tupi, Portuguese)
Luis Alberto Martín: 1 (Spanish)
Luiza Karimova: 9 (Russian)
Lulularsen: 1 (Danish)
Lyn Silva: 1 (Tagalog)
magicrose: 6 (Japanese)
Malone: 4 (French, Latin)
MaricelaDiaz0788: 4 (Spanish)
mariemdover: 2 (Spanish)
Mark Chulsky: 6 (Russian)
Martina Nomak: 1 (Czech)
Martine: 1 (French)
Mayah: 2 (Portuguese)
Merione: 5 (Italian)
millianna: 3 (French)
Milos Mitic: 1 (Serbian)
mlcui: 2 (Tagalog)
Monika M. C.: 2 (German)
Nadïé: 1 (French)
Nicholas James Bridgewater: 4 (Arabic, Esperanto, Farsi)
Nina Brown: 2 (Polish)
Olha Varfolomieieva: 1 (Ukrainian)
owly: 1 (Swedish)
ozdefir: 1 (Kurdish)
Patrick Wallace: 2 (French, German)
PEAudiobooks: 1 (Spanish)
Petra: 1 (Swedish)
Pier: 4 (French, Greek, Italian, Latin)
piezke: 1 (Japanese)
Piotr Nater: 32 (Polish)
Praeivis: 1 (Russian)
Przemysław Wierzbowski: 5 (Esperanto, Polish)
Rachel Klippenstein: 1 (Old English)
Rachel Moraes: 1 (Portuguese)
redaer: 6 (German)
Roberto Kingsley: 2 (Esperanto)
rookieblue: 1 (Hindi)
ryoko: 1 (Japanese)
Sandra Schmit: 2 (Latin, Luxembourgish)
Sandyreads97: 1 (Polish)
Shashank Jakhmola: 1 (Hindi)
Sonia: 19 (French, German, Italian, Latin, Luxembourgish)
Stav Berman: 1 (Hebrew)
stayupallnight: 1 (Japanese)
Susete França: 1 (Portuguese)
Suzy Caldeira: 2 (Portuguese)
Teemu: 3 (Finnish)
Thea Xu: 1 (Chinese)
tibimama: 1 (Japanese)
Tine Golež: 5 (Slovenian)
Tomas Peter: 1 (Lithuanian)
Torreblanca: 1 (Spanish)
tovarisch: 3 (Russian)
Tycho Maas: 5 (Dutch)
Verity Kendall: 1 (German)
Vilya Levitskiy: 1 (Russian)
Wolfgang Bas: 1 (Ukrainian)

Hope that helps :)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » November 13th, 2020, 7:38 am

Oh yes, I also made the list (alphabetical) of how many sections in each of the 44 languages:

Arabic: 4
Bulgarian: 1
Cebuano: 3
Chinese: 6
Czech: 2
Danish: 7
Dutch: 7
Esperanto: 8
Farsi: 1
Finnish: 4
French: 48
Galician: 15
German: 31
Greek: 5
Hebrew: 2
Hindi: 2
Hungarian: 1
Italian: 40
Japanese: 75
Kurdish: 1
Latin: 28
Lithuanian: 1
Low German: 1
Luxembourgish: 14
Macedonian: 1
Maltese: 1
Marathi: 1
Middle English: 1
Norwegian: 1
Old English: 1
Old Greek: 1
Old Tupi: 1
Polish: 49
Portuguese: 21
Romanian: 31
Russian: 33
Serbian: 2
Slovenian: 5
Spanish: 37
Swedish: 4
Tagalog: 12
Ukrainian: 7
Welsh: 1
Yiddish: 1

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Post by HannaPonomarenko » November 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Kitty wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 7:33 am
:thumbs: a wonderful tribute to our multilingual endeavours, thank you, Piotr. 8-)


Here is the list of names (in alphabetical order, by Reader Name, as that was the one I found in the projects):

Hope that helps :)

Sonia
Hi Sonia! I've been meaning to find other active Ukrainian readers for some time and only after your kind research I finally did)
Maybe we'll do smth together or maybe not, but thank you very much anyway! :9:

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Post by Kitty » November 13th, 2020, 3:27 pm

HannaPonomarenko wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm
I've been meaning to find other active Ukrainian readers for some time and only after your kind research I finally did)
Maybe we'll do smth together or maybe not, but thank you very much anyway! :9:
yes you can always PM them and ask. But some of them may not be active anymore, if they participated in very old projects. But who knows, maybe your PM brings them back online :mrgreen:

Here is the result if you check in the advanced search for all Ukrainian sections. Not that many, but a bit more than the multilingual, maybe other readers there as well. Even a solo among them. I hope this direct link works.

https://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=all&project_type=either&recorded_language=62&sort_order=catalog_date&search_page=1&search_form=advanced

Sonia

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Post by HannaPonomarenko » November 14th, 2020, 3:09 am

Kitty wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 3:27 pm

yes you can always PM them and ask. But some of them may not be active anymore, if they participated in very old projects. But who knows, maybe your PM brings them back online :mrgreen:
I didn't know it could be done) I'll try this when I find smth really cool to read (if ever))

Yes, the link works. The reader I found was active on Nov 11 2020,now I'm sure he's the only one active :)

Thank you!

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Post by Kitty » November 14th, 2020, 4:02 am

HannaPonomarenko wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 3:09 am
I didn't know it could be done)
yes you can click on the Private Message link up in the right corner. :)

Good luck

Sonia

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Post by HannaPonomarenko » November 14th, 2020, 5:25 am

Kitty wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 4:02 am
HannaPonomarenko wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 3:09 am
I didn't know it could be done)
yes you can click on the Private Message link up in the right corner. :)

Good luck

Sonia
No, I didn't know PM could bring an unactive user online)
Thanks)

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Post by Kitty » November 15th, 2020, 2:02 am

HannaPonomarenko wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 5:25 am
No, I didn't know PM could bring an unactive user online)
well if the user still has email alert for PMs, then maybe they will be curious enough to check what you wrote ;) I agree, very often, when they have not been active for many years, they will probably also not have email alert anymore. But it's worth a try.

Sonia

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