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ralfherzog-20070810.tar.gz
User: ralfherzog
Date: 8/9/2007 7:55 pm
Views: 2338
Rating: 20

Hello everyone! Hi Ken! This is my second contribution to the VoxForge project. Thanks for implementing the first one. Cool

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male;
Age range: adult;
Pronunciation dialect: General American.

Recording Information:

Microphone make: Trust - high sensitive condensor microphone - item no. 11917;
Microphone type: desktop mic;
Audio card make: OnBoard - Mainboard: Asrock 939Dual-SATA2;
Audio card type: integrated;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity 1.2.6;
O/S: Windows XP Professional.

File Info:

File type: wav;
Sampling rate: 48kHz;
Sample rate format: 16bit;
Number of channels: [1];
Audio Processing: [y/n] y
If yes, please describe: noise filtering

rp-01 When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air,
rp-02 they act as a prism and form a rainbow.
rp-03 The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors.
rp-04 These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above,
rp-05 and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon.
rp-06 There is , according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end.
rp-07 People look, but no one ever finds it.
rp-08 When a man looks for something beyond his reach,
rp-09 his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
rp-10 Throughout the centuries people have explained the rainbow in various ways.
rp-11 Some have accepted it as a miracle without physical explanation.
rp-12 To the Hebrews it was a token that there would be no more universal floods.
rp-13 The Greeks used to imagine that it was a sign
rp-14 from the gods to foretell war or heavy rain.
rp-15 The Norsemen considered the rainbow as a bridge
rp-16 over which the gods passed from earth to their home in the sky.
rp-17 Others have tried to explain the phenomenon physically.
rp-18 Aristotle thought that the rainbow was caused by
rp-19 reflection of the sun's rays by the rain.
rp-20 Since then physicists have found that it is not reflection,
rp-21 but refraction by the raindrops which causes the rainbows.
rp-22 Many complicated ideas about the rainbow have been formed.
rp-23 The difference in the rainbow depends considerably upon the size of the drops,
rp-24 and the width of the colored band increases as the size of the drops increases.
rp-25 The actual primary rainbow observed is said to be the effect of
rp-26 super-imposition of a number of bows.
rp-27 If the red of the second bow falls upon the green of the first,
rp-28 the result is to give a bow with an abnormally wide yellow band,
rp-29 since red and green light when mixed form yellow.
rp-30 This is a very common type of bow, one showing mainly red and yellow,
rp-31 with little or no green or blue.

The Rainbow Passage is a public domain text, and can be found on page 127 of the 2nd edition of Grant Fairbanks' Voice and Articulation Drillbook. New York: Harper & Row. 

Copyright (C) 2007  Ralf Herzog

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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: ralfherzog-20070810.tar.gz
User: kmaclean
Date: 8/10/2007 8:54 am
Views: 193
Rating: 31

Hi Ralph,

Thanks for your submission! 

You audio is included last night's Acoustic Model build - see this link.  You can confirm this yourself by downloading the tar or zip file, and opening the master_prompts file.  Next scroll to the very bottom of this file and you should see the text for the prompts you recorded.

Ken 

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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.

Hi Ken, thank you for including my audio
User: ralfherzog
Date: 8/11/2007 12:35 am
Views: 377
Rating: 15
Hi Ken,

Thank you for including my audio in the acoustic model.  I checked out the master_prompts file and found the text for "my" prompts. Smile

Greetings, Ralf 

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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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