Quoting this message, to make sure Hourya sees it...
Thanks for the careful PL, Sara!
Hourya, just to reiterate a point that Sara has made. She listed things that you may want to be aware of in case
you decide to change them in your recording. You don't have
to make all these changes. The PL level for this book is "standard" rather than "word-perfect", which means that we leave it to the reader's discretion how closely they want to keep to the text (assuming they're actually reading from the same text
). A good rule of thumb that many of us follow is that any deviations from the text that don't change its meaning are acceptable and there's no need to correct them. Let us know if you need advice about which of the points Sara listed merit an edit.
On two points in particular, I would like to ask for your advice, Hourya. I've borrowed the intro with the words " دوت اورج" from an earlier Arabic project, but now I'm wondering if that is the best choice for readers from around the world. As a representative of Arabic-speaking countries where the second language is French, does "دوت" sound natural to your ears, or do you prefer "نقطة"? This is also a question for you, Sara. Does "نقطة" sound natural to your ears? In any case, I don't think there's need to change that word in your recording, Hourya. A second point of the intro I'm wondering about is the word "اورج". It seems to reflect Egyptian pronunciation. As a representative of Arabic-speaking countries, which are... well, not Egypt,
does that spelling make sense to you, Hourya, or would it make more sense to spell this word out in Latin letters?
Finally, Hourya, please do not re-record your whole section (as some readers do the first time they see PL notes). For the changes that you decide to make, you can magnify the sound wave, select just the word that you'd like to replace (or a few words, if it's easier to replace them all), re-record them in another window, select and delete the old version and paste in the new one. (This is how it works in Audacity; it's probably similar in other audio-editing programs, though there may be some variations.) Don't worry if the edit doesn't sound seamless -- there's no expectation of that on LV. Also, please let Sara know which of the changes on her list you've decided to make (or decided to leave as is, if that list is shorter), so she can spot-check just those parts of your recording.
Let me know if you need any help and thanks again for your contribution!