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Posted: 25 November 2011 11:29 AM   Ignore ]  
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This may have been touched on before;if so mo leith scéal.Can speech be slowed down somehow,perhaps on internet radio or digital recordings? I love the irish of Radio na Gaeltachta presenter Máire de Bhailis,but her delivery is quite fast,like an altar boy trying to hurry a decrepit old priest along with rapid responses.And yours truly plays the part of an Sagart bocht!

I’m not suggesting any fault on her part.Presenters can hardly talk in slow motion for the benefit of learners,at least they don’t i mBéarla.Any ideas though?

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Posted: 25 November 2011 11:58 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Yes, there is software available, for example http://www.js8media.com/audiolobe/  Looks like it runs on Apple computers. Here’s one for Windows:  http://www.ronimusic.com/amsldowin.htm

A few years ago, this discussion came up on this forum, and I think it was our fellow member Aaron who posted some information on freeware for Windows based computers.  Maybe you can search through the archives.

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Posted: 25 November 2011 03:42 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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D’fheadfá triail a bhaint as audacity (ar fáil as Gaeilge!)

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Posted: 25 November 2011 04:00 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Sin é - that’s the one I was trying to think of - thanks Aonghus.

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Posted: 26 November 2011 06:04 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Wow;there’s quite a lot so! Must get the kids to instruct me in its use.Maith agaibh a chairde ,you are very helpful.In general I find women’s voices a bit easier to understand and have trouble with the lower registers ( I have tinnitus and am deaf in one ear).

I heard one lady - a singer- talking and it was so clear.Munster I think - Seósaimin ni Bheaglai perhaps.

Anyone have a favourite presenter comprehension wise?

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Posted: 26 November 2011 03:48 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Dia dhaoibh!

Yes, I highly recommend Audacity.

There’s also one called “Best Practice”:

http://bestpractice.sourceforge.net

...that’s specifically designed for changing the speed and pitch of audio. Agus ar fáil as Gaeilge!

You could use Audacity to record and then either Audacity or Best Practice to slow the recording down and adjust the pitch.

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