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    Language samples, please contribute!


    Hello everybody

    I recently tought it would be nice to have a sample board of voices here at Freesound, in as many languages/moods/flavours as possible. If you have a recording device of some kind and you are willing to help you can contribute, no special requierements as regards sound quality (a small electret condenser mic, a tape recorder, MD, computer mic, anything would do)

    Although my voice is not particularly nice, I started uploading two samples in Spanish: http://freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46296
    http://freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46295

    In the first I say 'Sound must be free' , and in the second I read part of the leading paragraph in Freesound main page: The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. You can translate and use these two sentences, or use any other of your choice as the content doesn't really matter, the idea is getting a sample of your language/voice.

    I bet some Freesounders have *very* nice voices, and we all would love listening to you, your brother, your boyfriend, your mum speaking Russian, English, French, Catalan, Dayak, Dutch, Italian, Arabic, Basque, German, Japanese,... Come on !

    Best regards

    D

    PS, it could be a good idea to tag these samples (at least) 'Freesound' 'name your language' so they can be located easily

    PPS BY ADMIN: later in this post it was agreed to use the tags: global-village and freesound-text for these recordings.

    PPS: edited to fix the links to point to fresound.org

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    I'm in with American English according to Mike the Auctioneer recorded quietly so as not to wake my wife up which would be a whole new sound for Freesound.

    Hammerklavier, at least you will still be able to play the piano after having the flu.

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    WOW, thats what I call a voice, Superb contribution, Mike, thank you so much!

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    dobroide,

    Thank you so much for the compliment. I think this is a terrific idea, and I hope they can put all the samples in the same sample pack. It would even be interesting to hear the regional differences or accents making the same statement.

    I also posted "Sound should be free." tonight.

    Mike

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    Dobroide, i ll like you to listen some sounds i made about "el sonido debe ser libre" (lunfardo, jeringoso) before i up load them, pitty they are WAV,. can not record mp3, is there a way to send them?
    Also, Fanny is working with some schoolmates n friends to record them in "cordobes, catamarqueño y jujeño" y por mi lado con friends from several places of argentina about "Mapuche, uechua,lunfardo..."

    wait x answer. Rfhache

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    My girlfriend recordedthis for you. Fun idea.

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    rfhache
    Dobroide, i ll like you to listen some sounds i made about "el sonido debe ser libre" (lunfardo, jeringoso) before i up load them, pitty they are WAV,. can not record mp3, is there a way to send them?
    Also, Fanny is working with some schoolmates n friends to record them in "cordobes, catamarqueño y jujeño" y por mi lado con friends from several places of argentina about "Mapuche, uechua,lunfardo..."

    wait x answer. Rfhache

    That's fantastic, thank you for participating!

    (te envié un mensaje privado)

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    Corsica_S
    My girlfriend recordedthis for you. Fun idea.

    I listened to it, lovely. My congratulations to her for these super-cool 's' (much like my own S Spanish ones BTW, ha ha). And the resonant vowels (freesOUnd, sOngs) are great too, people don't miss this voice! And.. well... the recording is excellent also, Corsica, but that's no surprise smile

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    These two just went up.

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46376

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46367

    I like the first one better. There must be 100 ways to say the same thing.

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    I have added mine. They await moderation. smile

    **Edit**

    And here they are. smile

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46444

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46443

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    I have added mine in russian. Here:
    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46519

    *add*
    ..and here:
    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46602

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    Thank you guys, these are all great. But keep them comin, German anyone? French? Italian? Come on!!

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    it's ok hammer, get better.

    By chance I have just discovered a radio station in Barcelona broadcasting in a number of Asian languages (urdu, benghali, tibetan...) Asked them for a few samples for Freesound, but in the mean time those interested can listen to it here: http://www.pakcelona.com/index2.php

    saludos
    D

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    I'll do one in dutch an girlfriend can do one in catalan...

    by the way guys, things like this REALLY need a common tag!!!!!
    dobroide!! do something!!!

    - bram

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    I agree, Bram. I'm new at tagging and I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job.

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    I suggest using global-village as a common tag. Descriptive and simple...
    (?)

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    sound good but better something... more detailed.

    global-village-fstext

    or something. that way you can later use other tags to tag likeminded things.

    or, use 2 tags:

    global-village and freesound-text

    - bram

    Warning: if you break the rules, see my avatar. Freesound Admin, Moderator, Ex-Freesound-Coder & Benevolent Dictator For Life.
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    hammerklavier: tags are like packs! smile

    but imagine: we have to store all the packs on the server as pre-created zip files.
    imagine a pack where everyone could add things: the pack would soon grow to a HUUUUUUUUUGE zip file!!

    anyway, let's try to stay on topic here!

    - bram

    Warning: if you break the rules, see my avatar. Freesound Admin, Moderator, Ex-Freesound-Coder & Benevolent Dictator For Life.
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    I have updated my samples with the tags global-village and freesound-text. smile

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    Bram
    or, use 2 tags:

    global-village and freesound-text
    - bram

    fine, two tags then

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