My collegue(s) forwarded me the following information. I hope it is not too late.
LINGUIST List: Vol-21-3484. Tue Aug 31 2010. ISSN: 1068 - 4875. Subject: 21.3484, FYI: VLC Free Online: 500+ Languages with Audio Moderators: Anthony Aristar, Eastern Michigan U <aristar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Helen Aristar-Dry, Eastern Michigan U <hdry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Reviews: Monica Macaulay, U of Wisconsin-Madison Eric Raimy, U of Wisconsin-Madison Joseph Salmons, U of Wisconsin-Madison Anja Wanner, U of Wisconsin-Madison <reviews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Homepage: http://linguistlist.org/ The LINGUIST List is funded by Eastern Michigan University, and donations from subscribers and publishers. Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ================================================================ To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.cfm. ===========================Directory============================== 1) Date: 24-Aug-2010 From: Juergen Handke < handke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: VLC Free Online: 500+ Languages with Audio -------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:31:52 From: Juergen Handke [handke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Subject: VLC Free Online: 500+ Languages with Audio E-mail this message to a friend: http://linguistlist.org/issues/emailmessage/verification.cfm?iss=21-3484.html&submissionid=2645494&topicid=6&msgnumber=1 The Virtual Linguistics Campus invites you to make use of the wealth of linguistics data, in particular its huge language index, which does not only display languages via arbitrary "pins" on a map but by means of associating languages with their speakers. The VLC uses structured language data, i.e. data that is cross-linguistically identical and allows cross-linguistic comparison. (see language index data sheets). Each individual entry of a language consists of: - General information - Details about the speaker with a greeting message - Typological Details (with add. sounds, i.e. Russian palatalization, Chinese tone, Turkish vowel harmony etc.) - Information about the writing system - Morpho/Syntax: A fixed set of words, phrases and clauses (with interactive sound) - The story the North wind and the Sun (with interactive sound) - Info about the numerical system, plus the numbers 1 to 10 (with interactive sound) - The monophthongs (with sounds and specials, e.g. mergers and shifts. ) - The diphthongs (if available) - The consonantal system (with interactive sound) - A free passage (with sound) - Pictures (if delivered by speakers) - Video material (linked with YouTube or private) - Copyright Info Note that most sound samples are coupled with phonetic transcription. The following languages are represented by more than 1 speaker (No# of speakers in brackets): Arabic (5), Bulgarian (4), Catalan (2), Chinese (16), English (40), French (5), Frisian (5), Georgian (2), Greek (8), German (26), Hindi (4), Hungarian (5), Italian (3), Jamaican Creole (17), Japanese (5), Khowar (2), Korean (5), Latvian (2), Lithuanian (3), Polish (5), Portuguese (2), Romanian (3), Russian (16), Serbian (3), Spanish (16), Tarifit (2), Thai (2), Turkish (8), Urdu (3), Wu (3) In addition to these, the VLC Language Index hosts about 300 further languages, many of them with full sound support, some of them highly endangered. Special Features of the VLC Language Index: - Cognate comparison - Generation of vowel clouds - Typological maps with feature search To use the VLC Language Index create your FREE VLC-account. Currently ca. 4,000 users make constitute the VLC-community. If you you are not sure whether you want to register, here is an example of one VLC entry (Turkish/Zonguldak): http://linguistics.online.uni-marburg.de/secure/generalmodules/languages/templates/start.php?lang_ID=7840 Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation Phonetics Typology Writing Systems ----------------------------------------------------------- LINGUIST List: Vol-21-3484
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Dear list, I am looking for some sets of recorded spoken sentences in a language other than English. Ideally I'd like to have a hundred or so sentences from each of several speakers. Transcriptions are not critical. If anyone has anything like this that they'd be willing to share, I'd be grateful to hear from you. Thanks, Josh