Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pseudo-Voice2

I told Robin I'd record my voice last week, so here we go. This really is me speaking without bizarre Garageband Loops behind me this time. I didn't have anything to read of interest, so I decided to punish you by reading one of the stacks of articles I've been stuck with for weeks now. This is a link to an mp3 file, so it should open in iTunes or Media Player or your browser or something.

Pacapaca

Exponential distribution

22 comments:

Robin S. said...

Oh my God - that was a riot. I was gettin' all sleepy from trying to actually catch the meaning. I really did try, for maybe twenty seconds.

And then to hear..."Oh God, make it stop!" -- priceless.

Your voice sounds enough like the enunciation/pronunciation snippets I've heard before that it was like hearing the warmth of an old friend, although the words were my warm friend spoke were discombobulating - if that's a word. Well, it's a word now, anyway.

Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

McKoala said...

Mellow and melodious, but, my, what a topic. The ending could not have been more appropriate.

Listen right to the end, people!

Natalie said...

Hehe, I enjoyed your voice.

McKoala said...

BTW, I'm from the Innes clan, but Black Watch Sheila is much funnier.

ril said...

Hey, Paca, that waszzz zzzzzzz zzzzzzzzz

Seriously though, nice voice; not too far away from what I expected.

So, dammit, I want to know: how does the story end? Are they happy together?

Julie Weathers said...

Oh, I laughed. How funny.

Loved the voice.

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pjd said...

Gripping material.

"R sub I equals S sub I." This is powerful stuff, Paca. It brought tears to my eyes at one point. Though that could have been the excessive yawning, I'm not sure.

And yes, a dramatic conclusion. Worth waiting for.

My respect for the attainment of your pending degree just skyrocketed. Your endurance is remarkable.

pacatrue said...

Thanks all. I of course chose a deliberately obtuse passage from computational ling. By the way, that was telling you how to recognize a sound in speech.

fairyhedgehog said...

That was different. What a rivetting piece of literature, spoilt only by the ending.

Lovely voice, by the way.

JaneyV said...

The way you blah-blah-blahed was so nice. I have slept through many a physics lecture and I think your voice would have given me the nicest, calmest dreams.

LOL at the end. It's like you heard us all and voiced it for us! I'm thinking that most writers aren't the Manual Readers of the world.

sylvia said...

For the record, writing articles like that is almost as boring!

I love the fact that your fed-uppedness comes through in your voice as you go on.

Courtney said...

robin, u rock! i love hear my brother's voice.

Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box said...

You sound like a grown-up.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Odd. I can't get it to work. Tried four times and nothing. Takes me to a makeit.mp3 page and just says Done. Am I missing the real link?

pacatrue said...

Hi Sarah, no, that's it. Try right-clicking to save the link to your computer and then play it.

ChrisEldin said...

You sound like an American Ril.
:-)

Very smooth and nice! Thanks for the bleat deletes!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Very cool! That worked perfectly. And what profound reading, too!

;-)

Whirlochre said...

Oh, this made me howl — especially the ending. It's almost as if you're waiting to burst from the very start.

When the subject matter is as specialist as this, there comes a point when you might as well be talking about cheese.

Love it.

freddie said...

I think my head just exploded from all the equations.

I do like your voice, though, paca. You know who should be listening to this is Dave F. This would bring tears to his eyes, it would.

Phoenix said...

By the way, that was telling you how to recognize a sound in speech.

Funny, I just listen real closely and most times I immediately recognize those speech sounds.

pacatrue said...

Ah, right. Sorry for the poor explanation, phoenix. It's (part of) a computational theory on what "listen real close" means in the mind. It's not a set of listening tips for people.