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LunaTick-20080326-cc
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/26/2008 4:04 am
Views: 1516
Rating: 17

Prompts file:

http://www.voxforge.org/home/submitspeech/linux/step-1/dialect/comma

Gender: male;

Age range: adult;

Pronunciation dialect: New Zealand English.

Recording Information:

Microphone make: Custom;

Microphone type: headset mic;

Audio card make: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with STAC9750,51;

Audio card type: integrated;

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.3 beta;

O/S: Ubuntu 7.10.

File Info:

File type: wav;

Sampling rate: 48kHz;

Sample rate format: 16bit;

Number of channels: 1;

Audio Processing: n

I really would prefer to send you flacs (it would take far less time) - can I upload a tar full of flac files in the same way that I currently do wavs? It says in various places that it must be wav.

--- (Edited on 3/26/2008 4:04 am [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 3:37 pm [GMT-0400] by Luna-Tick) ---

LunaTick-20080326.tgz LunaTick-20080326.tgz

Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: LunaTick-20080326-cc
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/29/2008 2:40 pm
Views: 345
Rating: 18

Hi Ralf,

Thanks for your submission.

Here is the link to the audio in the VoxForge Speech Corpus and other Information:

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male;
Age range: adult;
Language: EN;
Pronunciation dialect: New Zealand English.

Recording Information

Microphone make: Custom;
Microphone type: headset mic;
Audio card make: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with STAC9750,51;
Audio card type: integrated;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.3 beta;
O/S: Ubuntu 7.10.

File Info:
File type: wav;
Sampling rate: 48kHz;
Sample rate format: 16bit;
Number of channels: 1;
Audio Processing: n

Prompts 

cc-1 Well, here's a story for you: Sarah Perry was a veterinary nurse
cc-2 who had been working daily at an old zoo in a deserted district of the territory,
cc-3 so she was very happy to start a new job at a superb private practice
cc-4 in north square near the Duke Street Tower.
cc-5 That area was much nearer for her and more to her liking.
cc-6 Even so, on her first morning, she felt stressed.
cc-7 She ate a bowl of porridge, checked herself in the mirror
cc-8 and washed her face in a hurry. Then she put on a plain yellow dress
cc-9 and a fleece jacket, picked up her kit and headed for work.
cc-10 When she got there, there was a woman with a goose waiting for her.
cc-11 The woman gave Sarah an official letter from the vet.
cc-12 The letter implied that the animal could be suffering from a rare form
cc-13 of foot and mouth disease, which was surprising,
cc-14  because normally you would only expect to see it in a dog or a goat.
cc-15 Sarah was sentimental, so this made her feel sorry for the beautiful bird.
cc-16 Before long, that itchy goose began to strut around the office like a lunatic,
cc-17 which made an unsanitary mess.
cc-18 The goose's owner, Mary Harrison, kept calling, "Comma, Comma,"
cc-19 which Sarah thought was an odd choice for a name.
cc-20 Comma was strong and huge, so it would take some force to trap her,
cc-21 but Sarah had a different idea.
cc-22 First she tried gently stroking the goose's lower back with her palm,
cc-23 then singing a tune to her. Finally, she administered ether.
cc-24  Her efforts were not futile. In no time, the goose began to tire,
cc-25  so Sarah was able to hold onto Comma and give her a relaxing bath.
cc-26 Once Sarah had managed to bathe the goose, she wiped her off with a cloth
cc-27 and laid her on her right side. Then Sarah confirmed the vet's diagnosis.
cc-28 Almost immediately, she remembered an effective treatment
cc-29 that required her to measure out a lot of medicine.
cc-30 Sarah warned that this course of treatment might be expensive -
cc-31 either five or six times the cost of penicillin.
cc-32 I can't imagine paying so much, but Mrs. Harrison - a millionaire lawyer -
cc-33 thought it was a fair price for a cure.
cc-34 Comma Gets a Cure and derivative works may be used freely for any purpose
cc-35 without special permission provided the present sentence
cc-36 and the following copyright notification accompany the passage in print,
cc-37 if reproduced in print, and in audio format in the case of a sound recording:
cc-38 Copyright 2000 Douglas N. Honorof, Jill McCullough & Barbara Somerville.
cc-39 All rights reserved.

Copyright (C) 2008 Aaron Whitehouse

These files are free software; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

These files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

[   ] LunaTick-20080326-cc.tgz 28-Mar-2008 20:26 16.3M

 

 

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 3:40 pm [GMT-0400] by kmaclean) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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