Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t4km0589c&view=2up&seq=7 (direct links provided in the Magic Window)A simplified history of the country of Japan, from ancient Prehistoric times to the late 19th century, written chiefly in words of one syllable. Books such as this one were popular around the turn of the 20th century as a way to help children learn to read. A book like this could also be useful for remedial readers and ESL learners as well. (Summary by mungojerry311)
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As these chapters are designed principally for beginning or remedial readers, it is suggested that a slower pace should be taken in the reading. Nothing painfully slow, but a measured pace appropriate to the purpose. If you should find this too difficult, please don't worry. No one will judge you if you decide to withdraw your claim for a section.
Here's a short sample of what I think is the ideal pacing for a one-syllable book such as this one: https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/onesylpacingdemo.mp3
A Note On Pronunciation: This being a history of Japan, there are many Japanese names that appear in the text which are unfamiliar to most people. Helpfully, the book includes a glossary which shows the correct pronunciation of the words, the first page of which is found here. Per LV policy, the DPL won't check for pronunciation, so don't feel like you have to pronounce each of the Japanese names exactly correct. Only use the glossary if you are completely unsure about how to pronounce a word.
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Genres for the project: Children's Non-fiction/History
Keywords that describe the book: history, japan
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
End of recording:"Chapter # of History of Japan In Words of One Syllable. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name, city, date."] "History of Japan In Words of One Syllable, by Helen Ainslie Smith. Chapter # and Title."
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Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of History of Japan In Words of One Syllable, by Helen Ainslie Smith."
Filename: historyofjapan_##_smith_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. historyofjapan_01_smith_128kb.mp3)
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