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>Obligatory English, but please do post other languages and more difficult English texts because that's the only way this will become interesting. =)
An excerpt from Harold Ickes's speech, 'What is an American?' (1941)
"I say that it is time for the great American people to raise its voice and cry out in mighty triumph what it is to be an American. And why it is that only Americans, with the aid of our brave allies--yes, let's call them "allies"--the British, can and will build the only future worth having. I mean a future, not of concentration camps, not of physical torture and mental straitjackets, not of sawdust bread or of sawdust Caesars--I mean a future when free men will live free lives in dignity and in security.
This tide of the future, the democratic future, is ours. It is ours if we show ourselves worthy of our culture and of our heritage."
>and sawdust Caesars
It's "or of" but it was pretty much fine.
Pretty much flawless. The only weird thing was the way your voice sounded, it sounded like you were putting on a deeper voice than you normally have. Overall 9.5/10
I have a slight cold so my voice is a tiny bit raspy but other than that it's how I sound
>werk on intonation
If I'm just reading some text without emotion I'm not gonna use intonation, I'm not trying to sound like a voice actor over here
Neekerit on rumia -
niillon huulet kumia!
Ne polttaa oopiumia! (Nirri pois!)
Ryssät haisee pahalle!
ja spurgut autonvahalle!
Ne kaikki töihin sahalle ja (Nirri pois!)
It would be difficult for terrorists to mount a nuclear attack on a U.S. city, but
such an attack is plausible and would have catastrophic consequences, in one
scenario killing over a half-million people and causing damage of over $1 trillion.
Terrorists or rogue states might acquire a nuclear weapon in several ways. The
nations of greatest concern as potential sources of weapons or fissile materials are
widely thought to be Russia and Pakistan. Russia has many tactical nuclear weapons,
which tend to be lower in yield but more dispersed and apparently less secure than
strategic weapons. It also has much highly enriched uranium (HEU) and weaponsgrade
plutonium, some said to have inadequate security. Many experts believe that
technically sophisticated terrorists could, without state support, fabricate a nuclear
bomb from HEU; opinion is divided on whether terrorists could make a bomb using
plutonium. The fear regarding Pakistan is that some members of the armed forces
might covertly give a weapon to terrorists or that, if President Musharraf were
overthrown, an Islamic fundamentalist government or a state of chaos in Pakistan
might enable terrorists to obtain a weapon. Terrorists might also obtain HEU from
the more than 130 research reactors worldwide that use HEU as fuel.
If terrorists acquired a nuclear weapon, they could use many means in an
attempt to bring it into the United States. This nation has many thousands of miles
of land and sea borders, as well as several hundred ports of entry. Terrorists might
smuggle a weapon across lightly-guarded stretches of borders, ship it in using a cargo
container, place it in a hold of a crude oil tanker, or bring it in using a truck, a boat,
or a small airplane.
http://vocaroo.com/i/s0suwqYclNMG took a while, reading all of this was raping my throat so I had to go brew some tea and try again (some fuck up near the end since I was reading it for the first time as I read it aloud)
The english "r" is different than the finnish one, so if I slip into my thoughts (and thus stop focusing on speaking) it can sound weird. Also it was around that part where I had to start reading the text for the first time as I went along so the rhythm was a bit less natural
I DON'T SPEAK GERMAN SO CALM DOWN
You need to try and slow down. It sounded like you said insecurity instead of in security (insecurity is the opposite of security), for example, but you pronounced the words fine. Just take your time, lad.
80% there. You can work on it more. I'll do my neutral 'professional' accent; try and emulate as closely as possible
I want to see someone try this:
Hola, como estan? Me llamo Juan, y me gusta comer pan. Durante el dia, tomo mate y miro porn con mi abuela. Mi abuela tiene cien años, pero tambien le gusta el porn. Aveces, cuando tengo mucho miedo, mi abuelita me hace un te que me calma completamente. No se que le pone, pero por alguna razon, funciona.
Mi tio, Gabriel, es medio puto, pero el tambien aveces me hace un te especial. Su te me da una ereccion, entonces lo tomo cuando estoy por cojer a tu madre. Necesito este te porque si no, mi pito queda chiquito.
Kievan Rus' was a loose federation of East Slavic tribes in Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century, under the reign of the Rurik dynasty. The modern peoples of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia all claim Kievan Rus' as their cultural ancestors.
Was making and eating sandwiches, took a while. Anyway I really can't do em better than I already did, right now that is (if I repeated them for a day they'd probably sound better), just sounds the same.
You pronounced "v" as "w". It made me feel good. Europe should be pronounced more like "yurop", but otherwise it was perfectly fine. You have an accent but it's very clear.
Want some Yeats?
I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
One thing. You are pronouncing you "th" like "z".
Watching this should better help you understand the sound. Watch out for words like the, that, there, because you are pronouncing them zuh, zat, and zere.
You seem to mix up v and w, pronouncing w as v and v as w. It's still understandable. Th is more like a "d" sound but lighter, rather than a "z" sound.
What part of Ukraine are you from?
Most native English speakers have an American accent. And I'm trying to emulate a native speaker, so it's logical to use the most common accent.
I also think American media was a lot more prominent and widely available in my formative years than British media. Although I do consume a lot of British media, too...
Mitt navn er Kristopher, eks lokomotivforer
sonn av en skipsreder. Eg var hans stedfortreder
Eg blei tatt hånd om av ei nonne i et kloster
Eg gjekk i tjeneste for mitt land og kom heim som krigsoffer
Og eg blei lam i frå livet og ner
Og mitt navn blir ikkje lenger nevnt når folk ber
For ingen husker gamle Kristopher
Han som redda fem liv for sjolv å bli et krigsoffer
With accompanying song:
It's in a nice dialect, but I won't deduct points if you use Standard Eastern Norwegian.
Anyone know Russian? Looking for advice/critique on my pronunciation.
Кyдa, кyдa, кyдa вы yдaлилиcь,
вecны мoeй злaтыe дни?
Чтo дeнь гpядyщий мнe гoтoвит?
Eгo мoй взop нaпpacнo лoвит:
в глyбoкoй тьмe тaитcя oн!
Heт нyжды; пpaв cyдьбы зaкoн!
Пaдy ли я, cтpeлoй пpoнзённый,
иль мимo пpoлeтит oнa, -
вcё блaгo; бдeния и cнa
пpихoдит чac oпpeдeлённый!
Блaгocлoвeн и дeнь зaбoт,
блaгocлoвeн и тьмы пpихoд!
Hey lads who wants to try some more br songs, im bored right now so pls :^)
Se a lenda dessa paixão
Faz sorrir ou faz chorar
O coração é quem sabe
Se a lua toca no mar
Ela pode nos tocar
Pra dizer que o amor não se acabe
If it wasn't 1 am and people weren't sleeping I'd try to sing it. It's a nice song. Post more Norwegian music?
Only thing I would nitpick would be the way you said breath. It sounded like you were pronouncing the th as an f. Other times you made the th sound perfectly fine.
Again, pretty much perfect.
Some of the words sound like Cheryll Cole.
Also >mispronouncing tumult when non-native speakers got it perfect
I wish bumping a thread was a paid job desu
Good night in advance lad(ie)s :^)
;_; not one of my numbers matched the powerball
кyдa, not кyтa
вы, not вyы
мoeй, not мoe
Чтo should sound kind of like штo, not whatever you pronounced it as.
в, not ви
пpoнзённый, not пpoзёний
пpoлeтит, not пpoлaйтит
пpихoдит, not пpикoтит
зaбoт, not, жaбoт
You outright missed a huge amount of soft sounds, which can often completely change the meaning of the word. Like yгoл (angle), and yгoль (coal).
Your accent is far better than almost any American, yet you fuck up seemingly really trivial things. That's mostly a compliment, but you still have a lot to work on.
Also, nice singing