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Language resources
« on: May 29, 2010, 10:08:23 pm »
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http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

For French, German, Spanish, Italian

Type in a word or sentence or paragraph, choose your language from the drop-down list and you can hear how it's pronounced (it's a speech synthesizer, and while not perfect it is extremely good and more than sufficient for VCE purposes IMO)
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it won't let me type English swear words =[

Yes, that was the first thing I tried.

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Re: Language resources
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 12:40:37 pm »
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http://www.linguee.com/

for German, Spanish, French and Portuguese

Rather than being a straight dictionary (which sometimes doesn't list slightly more colloquial words for example) it will search sentences translated on the internet. I've found quite a few words on there that I haven't found in any of my physical or online dictionaries
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Re: Language resources
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 03:11:21 am »
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   Any1 know where to find foreign film scripts, perchance?
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Re: Language resources
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 06:52:51 pm »
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Don't know about film scripts, but there are scads of subtitles out there. for instance at
http://www.opensubtitles.org/en

though you might get more hits googling for sous titres, sottotitoli, Untertiteln etc.
same goes for film scripts. there are sites out there for english language film scripts,
so maybe google for 'film script' in other languages? (Drehbuch, Text + site:.de and so on)

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Re: Language resources
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 11:06:25 pm »
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       That's a good idea, thanks :)
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Re: Language resources
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 10:53:11 pm »
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This site was featured on Radio National recently, and should be useful for ALL LOTEs
http://mylanguage.gov.au/


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Re: Language resources
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 01:52:47 am »
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Forvo is a site that has entries of words in any language with native speakers that send in voice files of them saying that word. You can expect it to be pretty (if not very) accurate) and maybe use it for difficult-to-pronounce languages.
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