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[OT] Recruiting Non-English Speakers for a Perl-based Web Projectby golux (Chaplain)
|on Feb 22, 2019 at 03:55 UTC||Need Help??|
I'm not sure if this is the best section in which to post this, as it's arguably off-topic, and not a question so much as a request for help.
I've created this website golux.atwebpages.com for hosting a project I call "Polyglot" using Perl CGI for all of the scripting. It's my attempt to learn a single English sentence:
in as many foreign languages as possible. You can read more about this project by clicking on "Goal" at the top of the website page.
One of the things I'm finding helpful with this project is getting friends, colleagues and acquaintances who are fluent in another language to provide me with voice recordings of the sentence in their native language. I can then upload it to my site, and use it for practicing.
I do have some fluency in German, French and Japanese, and a few other languages/alphabets to a lesser extent, but I'm unable to read Arabic, Hebrew, and some of the other "exotic" alphabets (some of which read "right-to-left"). For that reason, I also like to have a native speaker first verify that the translation I've found on the Internet (Google Translate or another source) is a valid translation.
In my quest to meet people from other cultures I've made some truly interesting friendships. One of my closest friends, Sunil, I met less than a year ago, and he kindly gave me the male voice recording for the Nepali voice. Since we first met, I was privileged to go trekking in the Himalayas with him and his friends, and as a result met many other people (from Nepal and other cultures) along the way, some of whom also taught me a lot about their own languages. One of these new friends emailed me just this morning saying she could provide a recording of the Arabic female voice.
So my request is a straightforward one -- if your first language is something other than English, and you'd be interested in providing a sample recording of your voice for my page, please send me a message here and I can give you instructions on how to make recordings of your voice to add to my collection.
Thanks for reading!