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royerfa-20080306
User: royerfa
Date: 3/6/2008 8:15 am
Views: 1437
Rating: 24
Arthur the rat

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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: royerfa-20080306
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/10/2008 4:36 pm
Views: 332
Rating: 16

Hi royerfa,

Thanks for your submission!

See below for the particulars of your submission and a link to the audio in the VoxForge Speech Corpus.  We like to include this information in the forum post so that your submission's contents become more easily searchable. 

thanks, 

Ken

 

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: [male];
Age range: [adult];
Pronunciation dialect: [French accent].

Recording Information (don't worry if you can't find some of this information):

Microphone make: [Andrea anti-noise NC-61];
Microphone type: [headset mic];
Audio card make: [Intel 82801CA-ICH3 with CS4205 at irq 5
];
Audio card type: [integrated]
Audio Recording Software: [Audacity rel 1.3.3 beta];
O/S: [Ubuntu].

File Info:

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

Prompts:

 ar-1 Once there was a young rat named Arthur who never could make up his mind.
ar-2 Whenever his friends asked him if he would like to go out with them,
ar-3 he would only answer, "I don't know;" he wouldn't say yes or no either.
ar-4 He would always shirk making a choice. His Aunt Helen said to him,
ar-5 "Now look here! No one is going to care for you if you carry on like this.
ar-6 You have no more mind than a blade of grass."
ar-7 One rainy day the rats heard a great noise in the loft.
ar-8 The pine rafters were all rotten, so that the barn was rather unsafe.
ar-9 At last the joists gave way and fell to the ground.
ar-10 The walls shook, and all the rats' hair stood on end with fear and horror.
ar-11 "This won't do," said the captain; "I'll send out scouts to search for a new home."
ar-12 Within five hours the ten scouts came back and said,
ar-13 "We found a stone house where there is room for us all.
ar-14 There is a kindly horse named Nelly, a cow, a calf, and a garden with an elm tree."
ar-15 The rats crawled out of their little houses and stood on the floor in a long line.
ar-16 Just then the old rat saw Arthur. Stop. he ordered coarsely.
ar-17 "You are coming, of course." "I'm not certain," said Arthur, undaunted,
ar-18 "The roof may not come down yet."
ar-19 "Well," said the old rat, "we can't wait for you to join us. Right about face! March!"
ar-20 Arthur stood and watched them hurry away.
ar-21 "I think I'll go tomorrow," he said calmly to himself, "but then again I don't know;
ar-22 it's so nice and snug here,".  That night there was a big crash.
ar-23 In the foggy morning some men with some boys and girls rode up and looked at the barn.
ar-24 One of them moved a board and saw a rat quite dead, half in and half out of his hole.

License

Copyright (C) 2008  royerfa

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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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