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- audio recordings by Kena
- brief greeting by Nick Nicholas
- Lojban Tapes - A project to produced taped recordings of Lojbanic pronounciation
- audio recording by .aulun. and
- another audio recording by .aulun.
- various audio recordings by xorxes, greg and others (Yahoo group members only).
- the Glasgow Conversation, by nitcion and Goran Topic
- Lojban diphone speech synthesizer
- Lojban podcast
- Lojban Reader with audio recording and text chapter.
- Lojban Audio Stories
- Lojban phonetics
- The Lojban Anthem
- Two translated Polish children songs, sung by young people at the Science Camp Serock 2011 organized by Polish Children's Fund
- bripre jikca: A YouTube video series in Lojban on Lojban works.
If you are thinking of recording something, it would be nice to have at least one piece recorded by everybody. greg. suggest xirli'u selsanga.
- Ao Lung's version
- Greg Dyke's version, with alternatives: xirlihu-greg.mp3 and xirliu-lh-greg.mp3
- a version by selkik, on youtube
- se sanga la guskant
Jorge's 5 sentences
Recordings of lojbanic texts
- aionys'es reading Terry the Tiger Visits the Big City (download la teris. po'u lo tirxu.ogg)
- Berenstain_Bears_in_a_Fight.ogg (10 minutes)
selpa'i's Corpus Readings
This is a series of selected Lojban texts, read by ((selpa'i)). The videos can be found on youtube, containing audio and simultaneous text for the reader/listener to read along. There are so far five recordings in the series:
- Lojban Corpus Readings 01 — la teris. po'u le tirxu cu vitke zi'o le barda tcadu
- Corpus Readings 02 — lo noltrutì'u poị cpàna lo dèmbi
- Corpus Readings 03 — lo cizra zarci
- Corpus Readings 04 — le saske smani
- Corpus Readings 05 — lo labno joi lo kanba verba
- to bacru tcidu la'e lu lo se manci te makfa pe la .oz. li'u noi se finti la selpa'i toi
- to mi'u toi
- so'i lo ro se finti be la guskant cu lojbo .i ji'a .e'u viska lo papri pe lo te gerna be la lojban .a lo lojbo zgike
- Speech to philosophers about Lojban and Quine in Japanese by la guskant.
- ko lojbo iu (a series of fifteen lectures about Lojban in Japanese by la guskant.)
- bbc4.ogg This Jan 5, 2010 episode of the BBC Radio 4 series 'Word of Mouth' features, among others, an interview with Colin Fine.
- Audio of Lindar saying the gismu, one .mp3 per valsi, for use with vocab decks etc. that can use audio. Created by the Gismu Audio Crowd Source Project, organized and compiled by .aionys., with thanks to all involved.
Random stuff by seryf
The previous file is an experiment in making a musical piece based on the concept of a bridi. There are 5 voices acting as sumti, with a common theme twisted to their perspective, acting as the selbri.
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 1.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 2.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 3.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 4.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 5 Part 1.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 5 Part 2.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 6.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 7.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 8.mp3
- Radio Free Lojbanistan 9.mp3
These files are seryf's attempt to start learning vocab and grammar via audio repetition. I figured others may (or may not) benefit from this, and seryf converted the project into a basic podcast format for increased listening pleasure (though Eppcott's still lightyears ahead of me in that and all other respects). Please remember than I am a relatively new lojbo, and this is as much a project for my own learning as for others. I have only a basic understanding of the language in general. Enjoy, and tell me what you think via the general mailing list.
Radio Free Lojbanistan w/Commentary
These are the files in Seryf's excellent Radio Free Lojbanistan series, but with the addition of commentary (much of it in attitudinals) by Selkik.
- I do intend to do more someday!
- I also have another idea for how I imagine us recording Lojban, which I haven't put into practice yet. Most of us don't practice speaking out loud much, and so we can only speak out loud with a lot of hesitations. (For beginners it's more like outright pauses.) I think that we should embrace that, and make recordings with lots of silence. Then we can record commentary on each other's sounds, with attitudinals and sa'a and ta'a, sort of as if we were speaking in person. But consciously unidirectional, responding to past layers and leaving room for future layers. I'll maybe make a seed recording sometime, or maybe even an example of what I'm talking about, with a couple of layers.
Short Songs by Selkik
ti tordu selsa'a fi'e la selkik
The old files that were here weren't working, so here's some YouTube links:
There are a lot more little songs that I could add here. Some have never been recorded, and also I have some old recordings around somewhere. .ui mi nelci lo'e selsa'a .e lo'e nu mi sanga --selkik
AudioBooks, Audio & Video Courses by Ctujvecli
These are very much a work in progress and are part of a much larger project. Of most interest will likely be my AudioVideoWiki adaptation of the Lojban Reference Grammar. Currently the first two chapters are available as a text adaptation, an TTS AudioBook and will eventually be read by myself (or other volunteers). I've also begun recording short videos covering the book contents in the style of Salman Khan.
Currently Chapter 1 is mostly done and I'm working through chapter 2.
Update 03.13.12: I've restored hosting and http://www.learnlojban.com and Lojban University are once again live. Working on updating content and links and will be restoring the AudioVideoWiki concept soon.
Available now are my YouTube videos - more coming soon Lojban University on YouTube
Speech recognition applications
The development of speech recognition software generally requires a rather significant corpus of phonetically tagged speech data. If you'd like to see such software developed (sooner or later, anyways) please make as many recordings of your speech as possible. Try to make sure you completely cover all the sounds and combinations of sounds. Someone could be very helpful by writing up a script which contains all of the transitions, which could then be a sort of standardized item to record. Of course, you should also try to make sure that your pronounciation is fairly good before contributing to such a project. :)