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Post by Jmbau13 » September 15th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Ares wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 12:23 am
Jmbau13 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm
I do hope this does not sound discouraging, as you are reading many things very well, and I know how hard pronunciation can be in a foreign language (I'm struggling with German at the moment!). But if you could improve some of these vowel sounds, your readings would be definitely improved.
Hi! discouragement not at all! thank you very very much. I just want to improve (at the same time i enjoy reading of course). Thanks so much for pointing me at some directions. To be honest it's the not the first time i have received feedback about the vowels, i don't know how i'm going to improve them :D i'll try looking for resources on the internet about it, at the same time i carry on reading. Yeah! i'm a Spain's spanish :D :D but i really want to improve my english reading. Thanks for the help! if you'r really up to give me some help with some words, keep in touch. Maybe we could have a skype call at some point. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the help. See you ;)
I think one of the best ways is to listen to someone pronounce, record yourself, and then play back and listen hard to how you say it vs how they say it. Fluentu imight be useful.
I found it a bit expensive, but the sounds and pronounciation parts were super useful. This article has a lot of helpful tips too. https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/category/fluentu/
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Post by Jmbau13 » September 15th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Jmbau13 wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Ares wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 12:23 am
Jmbau13 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:56 pm
I do hope this does not sound discouraging, as you are reading many things very well, and I know how hard pronunciation can be in a foreign language (I'm struggling with German at the moment!). But if you could improve some of these vowel sounds, your readings would be definitely improved.
Hi! discouragement not at all! thank you very very much. I just want to improve (at the same time i enjoy reading of course). Thanks so much for pointing me at some directions. To be honest it's the not the first time i have received feedback about the vowels, i don't know how i'm going to improve them :D i'll try looking for resources on the internet about it, at the same time i carry on reading. Yeah! i'm a Spain's spanish :D :D but i really want to improve my english reading. Thanks for the help! if you'r really up to give me some help with some words, keep in touch. Maybe we could have a skype call at some point. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the help. See you ;)
I think one of the best ways is to listen to someone pronounce, record yourself, and then play back and listen hard to how you say it vs how they say it. Fluentu imight be useful.
I found it a bit expensive, but the sounds and pronounciation parts were super useful. This article has a lot of helpful tips too. https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/category/fluentu/
Another way might be, when reading, to do say a couple of pages, and then ask the PL for feedback just on those before you read the rest. Will give you some specific practice and help improve the reading!
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Jane Bennett

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Post by megreads » September 19th, 2020, 8:20 am

MegReads :D

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Post by king12581 » September 22nd, 2020, 6:00 pm

My apologies as I was not aware of this. I will now seek the "~." Thank you so much!

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Post by afinevoice » September 24th, 2020, 9:18 am

hi,
Here is my upload [of 9:34 duration] for Chapter 19, The Ridere of Riddles https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_19_jacobs_128kb.mp3

I hope it's okay :) :D
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Post by WardenMajere » September 25th, 2020, 8:41 pm

Sorry for the delay on my section! I've been upgrading my hardware, so here's to hoping that that the quality is worth it! I got it all recorded tonight and just need to finish the last touches on editing.
I'll have it uploaded sometime tomorrow afternoon!
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Post by WardenMajere » September 26th, 2020, 2:04 pm

Alright, here is section 16, and boy was it a long one! Judging by the name, this is not quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! Please do let me know if you have any advice for the audio, as this was the first thing I've recorded with my new mic!

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_16_jacobs_128kb.mp3
Length: 54:21.5
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Post by Jmbau13 » September 29th, 2020, 9:25 pm

megreads wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 8:20 am
Recording for Section 11:

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_11_jacobs_128kb_01.mp3

Duration 22:51
PL OK, thanks.
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Post by Jmbau13 » September 29th, 2020, 9:26 pm

afinevoice wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 9:18 am
hi,
Here is my upload [of 9:34 duration] for Chapter 19, The Ridere of Riddles https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_19_jacobs_128kb.mp3

I hope it's okay :) :D
Thank you. PL OK.
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Jane Bennett

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Post by Jmbau13 » September 29th, 2020, 9:27 pm

WardenMajere wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Alright, here is section 16, and boy was it a long one! Judging by the name, this is not quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! Please do let me know if you have any advice for the audio, as this was the first thing I've recorded with my new mic!

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_16_jacobs_128kb.mp3
Length: 54:21.5
Thank you. I've entered it into the MW and will PL as soon as I can.
regards
Jane Bennett

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Post by fishmiles » October 4th, 2020, 1:46 am

Hi,
Sorry I took so much time to get this done!

Here's section 10 @ 5:32!
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_10_jacobs_128kb.mp3

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Post by Bookworm360 » October 4th, 2020, 4:32 pm

Don't worry about it! :) I will put it in the MW right away!
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Post by Bookworm360 » October 4th, 2020, 4:35 pm

My Preface is ready for PL!
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
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Post by Jmbau13 » October 7th, 2020, 8:42 pm

Jmbau13 wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 9:27 pm
WardenMajere wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Alright, here is section 16, and boy was it a long one! Judging by the name, this is not quite what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! Please do let me know if you have any advice for the audio, as this was the first thing I've recorded with my new mic!

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/morecelticfairytales_16_jacobs_128kb.mp3
Length: 54:21.5
Thank you. I've entered it into the MW and will PL as soon as I can.
You are right, it certainly was a long one.
You have a great voice for reading and I really very much enjoyed listening to this, even though it was long. ( I thought his leg might drop off before it every got fixed at the rate they were going! ) I thought the different character voices came across well, and the repeated parts also (presumably to make it easier to recite orally when that was the only way of remembering things).
I only have a couple of small changes I will ask you to make.
PL changes required are:
0.27s Remove duplicate chapter title
22.54 where they ARE (not were)
25.21 any way of destroying HIM (not them)
26.03 and pots WERE by its action...
28.27 ON the canal there is...
29.52 or IF you returned home...
31.16 to spring OVER it

One thing I did notice which I'm not sure if you are aware of, is that you changed a very large number of words while reading, by transposing, rearranging, substituting, changing or omitting. Now, in the main, the changes were quite small, such as reading 'she said' instead of what was written as 'said she', but I was surprised at the sheer number of them, once I first noticed. Lots and lots, basically.

Here's a very small sample of what I'm talking about (noticed, but won't ask you to fix):
23.28 ships at anchor NEAR IT (not there)
24.10 said the OLD woman
24.25 said she (not she said)
24.17 I said to the OLD woman...
28.39 They are covered all over (not About)
28.53 When THE night comes...
33.38 I requested to be put ON shore (not ashore)

As you can see, they make little change to the meaning and I ummed and ahed over this for a while. I decided to raise it, and suggest that you try to pay closer attention to reading what is actually written? Librivox aims for 99% accuracy, which in a 55 min file would come to around 33 seconds of such mistakes. Based on my listening, I think you would be quite a bit over that.
But, this said, a lovely reading. Thank you!
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Jane Bennett

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Post by Jmbau13 » October 7th, 2020, 8:44 pm

And just in case it wasn't clear, the recording quality was perfect.
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