[stories] A bunch of keys, where they were found and what they might have unlocked -ck

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Skweeky
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Post by Skweeky » September 2nd, 2019, 4:57 pm

And here it is! Hopefully I never have to say "Pauper Philosophy Office" again in my lifetime.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_09_various_128kb.mp3

20:53

I have never seen the word "doosid" before, and amn't sure if it's some weird respelling or dictation of deuced? But I tried anyway!

svonb002
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Post by svonb002 » September 2nd, 2019, 11:08 pm

Skweeky wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 4:57 pm
And here it is! Hopefully I never have to say "Pauper Philosophy Office" again in my lifetime.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_09_various_128kb.mp3

20:53

I have never seen the word "doosid" before, and amn't sure if it's some weird respelling or dictation of deuced? But I tried anyway!
Thank you! A very engaging story and a pleasure to listen to. From what I could find, "doosid" does appear to be a dictation of "deuced" based on one of its more common pronunciations (doo-sid, doost, dyoost). Your pronunciation was of the intended version.

There are a few quick fixes that have to be made before I can mark section 9 as PL OK.

5:22, bottom paragraph of pg.131: The line "I hereby make you" is being referred to as "I hereby ask you", which changes the overall meaning of the paragraph.

5:54, top half of pg.132: The line "As they marched through great towns in their scattered uniform" was repeated.

17:37, bottom of pg.141: An unused take of the line "Shab? Oh! you know-no" was left in. The same note is applied for the line "so called 'cause he looks like a" further down the page.
~ Stefan V.

Skweeky
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Post by Skweeky » September 3rd, 2019, 3:49 am

Ah shoot. Not as bad as it could have been considering the battleground that the raw was, but sorry for missing all these. Listening back to that accent is a struggle!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_09_various_128kb.mp3

20.44

Thank you!

svonb002
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Post by svonb002 » September 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am

Skweeky wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 3:49 am
Ah shoot. Not as bad as it could have been considering the battleground that the raw was, but sorry for missing all these. Listening back to that accent is a struggle!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_09_various_128kb.mp3

20.44

Thank you!
Section 9 is now PL OK! And no worries about the accent! It's pleasant to the ear.

Thank you for all of your contributions to this project, Skweeky.
~ Stefan V.

mercurial
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Post by mercurial » September 11th, 2019, 12:40 am

Greetings! Last but not least, here's the first of my alotted contributions to this project. It took me a while to figure out my way around the extended recording process so apologies for the tardiness, I hope to hand in the last piece in a smaller timeframe!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_10_various_128kb.mp3

Time: 41:09

Also, I'm not a native english (nor french) speaker so please tell me if I failed too hard at pronouncing something.

Thank you all for your patience! I hope the wait is worth it.

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Post by svonb002 » September 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm

mercurial wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 12:40 am
Greetings! Last but not least, here's the first of my alotted contributions to this project. It took me a while to figure out my way around the extended recording process so apologies for the tardiness, I hope to hand in the last piece in a smaller timeframe!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_10_various_128kb.mp3

Time: 41:09

Also, I'm not a native english (nor french) speaker so please tell me if I failed too hard at pronouncing something.

Thank you all for your patience! I hope the wait is worth it.
Hello mercurial! Thank you for submitting section 10. For not being a native speaker to the languages used in the story, you did very well!
There are a few quick fixes that have to be made before I can mark section 10 as PL OK. There were only a few noticeable mispronunciations.

During the intro, part 1 is not mentioned after stating "The Key of the Nursery Cupboard".

5:28, top half of pg.150: "savages" is to be pronounced as (sa-vuh-jez).

13:17, pg.155: The passage starting with "Certainly poor Chicine" and ending with "tied to it" was repeated.

15:18, bottom of pg.155: "dessert" (duh-zert) is being pronounced as desert (deh-zert) which is an easy mistake to make but it changes the meaning significantly.

15:54, top half of pg.156: "estates" is to be pronounced as (uh-steits).

Since this is your first recording for a project on Librivox, there are a couple things that can be done on the technical front that will help future recordings.

There is some minor background noise throughout the recording but a simple fix since you are using Audacity would be to select an unspoken area somewhere in the middle of the recording as a sample and then going to Effect < Noise Reduction, and following the provided steps to perform an overall noise reduction.

The volume is currently at 86.1 dB which falls on the acceptable scale of 86-92 but a noise reduction for this recording would drop that below the scale. To directly increase the volume you can either use the normalize tool under the Effect tab or go to Effect < Bass and Treble, and then altering the Volume (dB) scale by a couple points.

Thank you!
~ Stefan V.

mercurial
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Post by mercurial » September 20th, 2019, 1:56 am

Here goes, I didn't notice those errors when doing the original recordings but they became super obvious upon looking them up, thank you for the pointers!

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/abunchofkeys_10_various_128kb.mp3

Time: 45:45

Part 11 is currently in progress so I hope to upload that soon too. Thanks a bunch.

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