[not LV][German] Need help with German pronunciation

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leonidas444
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Post by leonidas444 » January 4th, 2017, 1:20 am

I learn German and I have a *big* collection of sentences and I would like to have also their pronunciation.
This is a personal project. No text/audio will be published on-line.

The sentences are short. E.g.:
- Ich sehe es als erwiesen an, dass das Weltall endlich ist.
- Du hast eine gute Gelegenheit verpasst...

It is not necesary to record all sentences. You can pick as much as you can record. Any help is welcome! :clap:

If someone could :help: me, just leave a note. Thanks.

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Post by tovarisch » January 6th, 2017, 9:15 am

Just a thought... Some pronunciation help can be obtained from Google Translate. You can paste the phrase into the text area, pick the language and then click on the small icon in the bottom left corner (the icon of a speaker) to listen to how the system says it. It's not perfect, but it's often very close. You could then record it yourself by parrotting. :wink:
tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

leonidas444
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Post by leonidas444 » January 9th, 2017, 1:25 am

Yes, it is a posibility. Unfortunately I don't like the computer generated voice. I like more the human voice.
Maybe because of the intonation. I don't know exactly why... :hmm:

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Post by annise » January 9th, 2017, 1:50 am

Perhaps if you explained what you wanted them for , someone might be more willing to help ? Most people here are engaged in recording books and releasing them and that's what they join to do.
If it's just pronunciation - then one of the many text to voice sites should work - there is no guarantee you'll like one of our volunteers' voices - and they might be Austrian or even worse a German speaking Australian :D

Anne
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leonidas444
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Post by leonidas444 » January 9th, 2017, 2:33 am

I learn and repeat all these sentences using an Anki deck. And I would like to hear the right pronunciation while repeating. :)
Any native german voice is perfect for my purpose.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 9th, 2017, 2:57 am

Since you have internet access, I think you're more likely to find what you're looking for, in a language exchange site. Have you tried those?

leonidas444
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Post by leonidas444 » January 11th, 2017, 2:50 am

Yes, I have tried for a very long time, but I gave up. Unfortunately most users of these sites are active only for a short time after creating the account and want just to learn for free the basisc of a foreign language.
Finding a very serious partner to learn advanced topics is quite difficult and requires a lot of time and patience.
I rather prefer studying alone than spending a lot of time searching for a partner. Besides that, I'm quite advanced and I's seriously thinking to search for a tutor.

I requested here help because what I need now is exactly what you do the best. It is not my intension to offend anybody. If I did, I'm very sorry.
If you find my request inappropriate, please delete the thread or close it.

Many thanks!

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Post by softsnow » January 15th, 2017, 7:06 am

Hello leonidas,

I would like to offer me help. I'm a native German speaker and would be pleased to receive a private message from you to go into the details.

Cheers from Germany,

Stefan

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