https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

a lesson on russian language

i've recreated sundays stream when i talked with a turned off mic for 90 minutes ).

the video is here: https://youtu.be/kiE-3NG7Rmc

the video is reading a russian book and comparing it to an official english translation.

sorry for my slow reading and pauses but that's how it is. i tried to remove the pauses automatically with the reaper and wasted 2 times to install and transcode. however when the video was uploaded to youtube it turned that it contained a lot of "green" frames, seems that the video decoder in reaper screwed the video, so it was all useless :). well, there is an original file anyways, and it shall remain :).

September 2, 2019

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

Do you have a specific time you stream at or is it random? I'd like to watch, but I'd have to adjust my sleep cycle accordingly.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

it's just an experiment for now to see if somebody needs that kinds of content at all. in general, it's around 14-19 by moscow time but i do not have a set time. so i would not recommend you maiming your sleeping cycle as it is way more important than my experimental streams :).

September 3, 2019

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

Thank you for uploading this. My goal in studying Russian is to pass an exam as a Russian to Dutch translator in 2 years from now :) It is interesting for me to watch what you have been doing with the translation.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

good luck with your exams, i hope you will become a great translator :). the reason why i made that video is that most translations from russian that i saw are bloody awful and that drives me nuts :).

September 3, 2019

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

I hope to do better :)

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

the thing is that a good translation can not be commercial. it requires much more time than anybody will pay you for doing it. i guess that's one of the reasons why during ussr we enjoyed so many marvelous translations into russian language and why not most translation are complete crap.

on the other hand, now we have tons of instruments for translation, neural networks can do a good job and it will get better with every year at a huge speed. i don't even mention electronic phrases substitution and dictionaries. so perhaps in 5-10 years we will see more of the great translations. if we live that many years, of course ).

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juan.Pamnpe3

Cool

September 3, 2019

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

So that's why the clicking of the keyboard was so loud!)))) I was meaning to tell you but decided not to, in case I began to sound like those two constantly nagging old men in Muppet show))))

Thanks again for the stream, and we're hoping for continuation soon ;-)

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

yeah and the sound cracking too. i tried to increase the buffer size of an audio driver but it didn't help recently. i will have to increase it once again, for the next video, to be honest i was so sure it would be enough that i didn't check.

September 3, 2019

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

Sorry, I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if you've answered this already: Isn't Roadside Picnic the novel that Tarkovsky's movie Stalker is based upon? Or am I confusing things?

September 4, 2019

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

I've looked it up (because I love Tarkovski's movies). According to Wikipedia: "The 1979 film Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, is loosely based on the novel, with a screenplay written by the Strugatsky brothers."

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NektoYa1

yes, it's based but he has changed the whole story drastically. i personally hate Tarkovskiy, for his films and his attitude.

September 4, 2019
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