Monday, September 28, 2015

Status Report and Miscellaneous

It's rather hard finding time to record when your worried about background noise like a kid, or the rain (and I live in Florida, so yeah . . . RAIN). I should have the next episode up by next week. In the meantime, I want to thank those who have contacted me about the show; it means the world to me that you find it interesting/useful.

If you have not checked out the video, or watched the version without sound, I have put up a version with sound. There is not enough time to pronounce the phrases afterwards, but that is on purpose: just try to understand it, and get the flow of the language.

 Here's another link in case you need it.

And while we are on the issue of flow, it has been brought to my attention that the varying vowel lengths sound awkward. I am accentuating them a little more than I normally would so that you remember them as longer, but it does sound rather strange if your not used to vowel length contrast in a language. So, I give you a link to a video showcasing a modern language that has vowel length contrast. Pay attention to how the different lengths pronounced have different meanings, and the general difference is somewhere between 1.5 and 2 times as long. So a long vowel or consonant is 'held' about 1.5 to 2 times longer than a short vowel or consonant.

Finnish Short and Long Sounds

Also, you may have noticed that I am listed on TuneIn Radio and  Stitcher, as well as iTunes. If you'd like me on another directory, please let me know and I will add the show to it.

I'll leave you with a plea: please review the show on iTunes so that people who are interested in Old English can find it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update, Bob! I came here hoping there'd be some news. Really looking forward to the next episode. And honestly, I wouldn't mind some kid/rain noise but that's just me :)