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Post by dii » November 6th, 2016, 4:00 am

After your test recording, you can also start by recording something short for our Multilingual Collection: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=62175 You are free to choose any poem or short story as long as it is in the public domain :)

Have fun!
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Post by JuliaMikheeva » May 26th, 2018, 10:11 am

I am a native speaker. No accent, would be glad to participate in any project that requires Russian readers)

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Post by chulsky » May 26th, 2018, 2:39 pm

JuliaMikheeva wrote:
May 26th, 2018, 10:11 am
I am a native speaker. No accent, would be glad to participate in any project that requires Russian readers)
Hello, Julia, welcome to Librivox.
I've been doing Russian books here for a few years, the biggest problem is to find a proof listener, because there are few of us. I am finishing a solo project and hope to start another one in a few weeks, probably poetry, maybe http://imwerden.de/pdf/ivanov_georgij_lampada_1922.pdf. We could make it a collaborative project, or one could PL for the other, if you wish. What are your preferences?
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Post by JuliaMikheeva » May 26th, 2018, 3:11 pm

In general, I prefer prose to poetry (which I prefer to read rather than to listen). That is excepting Pushkin's, Maiakovski's and Akhmatova's works. The former is particularly famous for his novels in verse (such as Eugene Onegin and many fairy-tales ('Ruslan and Ludmila' can be given as an example). Maiakovski and Akhmatova, on the other hand, have written many fascinating short poems which I'd love to read.

In terms of prose, I naturally admire Tolstoi, Dostoevski, and Chekhov. To this internationally renowned trio, I would add Bulgakov, since his works (Master and Margarita, Morphia) are among my all-time favorites and so it would be wonderful to read them again.


I have no experience in proof listening. Where can I read more about it?

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Post by chulsky » May 26th, 2018, 3:39 pm

JuliaMikheeva wrote:
May 26th, 2018, 3:11 pm
In general, I prefer prose to poetry (which I prefer to read rather than to listen). That is excepting Pushkin's, Maiakovski's and Akhmatova's works.
Great, e.g. you can do this short book solo http://imwerden.de/pdf/akhmatova_vecher_1912.pdf. I'd be happy to PL and BC (book coordination) for you.
In terms of prose, I naturally admire Tolstoi, Dostoevski, and Chekhov.
No wonder :-) I try to avoid the first-row classics, don't want to compete with dozens of professional narrators. OTOH, if you read something less popular, you have a better chance to find an audience.
I would add Bulgakov.
By Librivox rules, Russian books must be published before 1923. If you can find one posted on the web -- I'd be happy to PL!
I have no experience in proof listening. Where can I read more about it?
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=ProofListening_tips_and_quiz
Good luck!
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Post by Xenium5 » May 27th, 2018, 7:14 am

I try to avoid the first-row classics, don't want to compete with dozens of professional narrators. OTOH, if you read something less popular, you have a better chance to find an audience.
Mark, but most professional narrators read for pay sources - it is nice to have a free collections of classics works on LibriVox ;)
I've been learning English and French by classics published here.
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Post by chulsky » May 27th, 2018, 4:44 pm

Xenium5 wrote:
May 27th, 2018, 7:14 am
...most professional narrators read for pay sources...
Xenia, probably true for other languages, but almost everything in Russian is available free. https://aubooks.zone/ offers some 15K Rus. audiobooks, and only asks for a donation, but I make donations for LV too :-)
BTW, our Garshin already has over 4K hits, thank you!
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Post by Xenium5 » May 28th, 2018, 1:43 am

It seems to be a pirate source... I would not support piracy :cry:
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Post by Xenium5 » May 28th, 2018, 1:44 am

BTW, our Garshin already has over 4K hits, thank you!
Great! :clap:
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Post by chulsky » May 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Xenium5 wrote:
May 28th, 2018, 1:43 am
It seems to be a pirate source... I would not support piracy :cry:
I don't know. They do not hide (unlike pirates).
I have mixed feelings. Many Russian authors and estates put their books or audios in PD (e.g. Akunin, Strugatsky heirs...), but LV would not budge.
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Post by JuliaMikheeva » May 28th, 2018, 10:09 pm

Mark, I would be glad to read Akhmatova's collection. Could I read from a reprint, though? Like this one: https://www.litres.ru/static/trials/00/15/98/00159871.a4.pdf
Your source is wonderful, however, it is written in old Russian with 'ъ' and 'i', which is sometimes hard to read for me. If it is necessary to read this particular book, I am still willing. It will just take me more time to adjust and to read it all properly)

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Post by chulsky » May 29th, 2018, 9:23 am

Julia, sure, if it's the same text, there would be no difference. However the LV recordings should be made from public domain books.
Do you want me to help you and BC / PL for you?
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Post by Matvevna » July 7th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Hi!
My name is Inna and I'm new here. Just started to explore the forum and whats cooking here. Not sure if this was discussed earlier...but what about russian fairytales? Did anyone thought aboug recording some? They should be on Public Domain, right? :)

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Post by tovarisch » July 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm

Hello Inna,

Good to have you with us.

There are some Russian texts that LV considers in PD, but most of them were published before the alphabet reform, so they have 'yati', 'yer', etc. - old spelling. They can be found on Archive.org, our usual source of scans. If you can find a modern reprint of the same edition, read from that and hope that it's not different. And while most of the online texts published by Russian Academy of Sciences in 1960s are in fact in public domain, LV admins do not accept those sources as legitimate, and I for one gave up trying to convince them.

Good luck and happy recording!
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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by chulsky » July 7th, 2018, 8:19 pm

Inna, hello, and welcome to the project!
Tovarish is correct, but a bit too pessimistic. There are many library resources where you can find PD Russian books:
http://imwerden.de/ or https://www.hathitrust.org/ are good, Wiki-source https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/ entries are often marked PD.
Find a book you like, and I could be your BC / PL (book coordinator / proof listener) if you wish. Good luck.
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