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robin-20070310-vf13
User: Robin
Date: 3/10/2007 6:41 am
Views: 2259
Rating: 19

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male;
Age range: adult;
Pronunciation dialect: British English (mother tongue is Dutch).

Recording Information:

Microphone: USB Desktop boom microphone Logitech;
Audio Card: USB Desktop boom microphone Logitech;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.2.6;
O/S: Windows XP.

File Info:

File type: wav;
Sampling rate: 48kHz;
Sample rate format: 16bit;
Number of channels: 1.

 

vf13-01 Nimrod replied, with a slight manifestation of sensitiveness
vf13-02 And their chief virtue lies in that they will never wear out
vf13-03 Beyond dispute, Corry Hutchinson had married Mabel Holmes
vf13-04 No-sir-ee
vf13-05 Each insult added to the value of the claim
vf13-06 For the rest, he was a mere automaton
vf13-07 The river bared its bosom, and snorting steamboats challenged the wilderness
vf13-08 Their love burned with increasing brightness
vf13-09 They were artists, not biologists
vf13-10 Both Johnny and his mother shuffled their feet as they walked
vf13-11 And as in denial of guilt, the one-legged boy replied
vf13-12 Burnt out like the crater of a volcano
vf13-13 The boy, O'Brien, was specially maltreated
vf13-14 O'Brien took off his coat and bared his right arm
vf13-15 He bore no grudges and had few enemies
vf13-16 And Tom King patiently endured
vf13-17 King took every advantage he knew
vf13-18 The lines were now very taut
vf13-19 And right there I saw and knew it all
vf13-20 Who the devil gave it to you to be judge and jury
vf13-21 You're joking me, sir, the other managed to articulate
vf13-22 Anything unusual or abnormal was sufficient to send a fellow to Molokai
vf13-23 His beady black eyes saw bargains where other men saw bankruptcy
vf13-24 He was an athlete and a giant
vf13-25 We fished sharks on Niihau together
vf13-26 The Claudine was leaving next morning for Honolulu
vf13-27 In short, my joyous individualism was dominated by the orthodox bourgeois ethics
vf13-28 Soon shall it be thrust back from off prostrate humanity
vf13-29 Yet, in accordance with Ernest's test of truth, it worked
vf13-30 Much more Ernest told them of themselves and of his disillusionment
vf13-31 There is more behind this than a mere university ideal
vf13-32 No, it is a palace, wherein there are many servants
vf13-33 We must give ourselves and not our money alone
vf13-34 We are consumed in our own flesh-pots
vf13-35 But here amongst ourselves let us speak out
vf13-36 Also, there was awe in their faces
vf13-37 Out of abstractions Ernest had conjured a vision and made them see it
vf13-38 Illuminating oil was becoming all profit
vf13-39 Such an act was in direct violation of the laws of the land
vf13-40 He was fond of quoting a fragment from a certain poem  

 

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--- (Edited on 3/10/2007 6:41 am [GMT-0600] by Robin) ---

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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: robin-20070310-vf13
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/11/2007 10:40 am
Views: 249
Rating: 31

Hi Robin,

Thanks for the submissions, and also for the 'plugs' on the Ubunto forums!

Ken 

--- (Edited on 3/11/2007 11:40 am [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.

Re: robin-20070310-vf13
User: Robin
Date: 3/13/2007 9:37 am
Views: 403
Rating: 22

You're welcome Ken.

 

Too bad I came a bit more than a minute short in pushing this project beyond the 10%-milestone.

 

I guess the next contributor will break that barrier. Maybe a brave ubuntu user with an interest in speech recognition? Or perhaps it'll be Joe!?

 

Well I'm ignoring the fact that the first book-submission has - sort of - pushed us way beyond this milestone already.

 

Good luck on the GSoC project!

 

--- (Edited on 3/13/2007 9:37 am [GMT-0500] by Robin) ---


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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