https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisphillips71

Audio recording of German vocabulary

I find that remembering the sound of words, which almost acts like a tape recording playing in my brain, is very helpful in my remembering vocabulary words and gender. Ideally, I would like to play a list of vocabulary words on continual loop while doing other things. That being said, does anybody know of recordings that are clear and include gender. I looked on Itunes, but did not see anything.

July 2, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.mote.
July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffiBookworm-

https://www.50languages.com/phrasebook/en/de/
There are two mp3 downloads at the bottom, one in EN + GE, each sentence spoken in EN first, then twice in German, the other GE only.
I would rather download the mp3 to use it with my usual media player than using the app (Android), because the app did only play one chapter at a time when I last checked. The app has some other useful features...

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frankiebluej

Thanks for link!

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffiBookworm-

You're welcome :-)

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisphillips71

Thanks. I am looking at the file now.

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLoretoRomero

Hello. Are you a linux user? If so you can use a voice synthesizer software like Festival and MBROLA type voice files, whose quality is very good. Then you prepare a text file of the words you want to read, feed it to the Festival synthesizer and have the output written to a sound file, which you can play in a loop.

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisphillips71

On the subject of audio recordings, I found a very cool program at http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ssb22/gradint/ that lets you make a pimsleur like program with your own vocabulary words. Unfortunately, the directions are cryptic and I have yet to figure out how to make it work properly. Someone more computer savvy might have more luck.

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLoretoRomero

Very interesinting, I'll definetely look into it. From what I see, it uses python and espeak- tools similar to those I mentioned above

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisphillips71

My big complaint was that the computer generated audio was very bad, and I could not figure out how to change it. Please let me know if you do. Thanks.

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoseLoretoRomero

Bad in what way? You mean the computer synthesized voice is too robotic or something? What language are you trying to use this on?

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chrisphillips71

Yes, too robotic. It is not nearly as good as what is commonly available (i.e. google) . I do not know what service they use. I am using it for German.

July 5, 2017
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