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Impressive, free (and dated) JLU’s language learning resourcess

The Joint Language University (JLU) provides free downloadable language courses. I have stumbled upon them while searching for the Portuguese learning resources, and I was pleased to discover more languages. The JLU Free Language Courses If you point your browser to the JLU’s address you will open a page with the following language courses: Albanian, Belarusan, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Egyptian Arabic, […]

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How to pronounce “th”

For THIN /θɪn/ Put the tip of your tongue slightly out between your upper teeth. Put your hand on your larynx (in a sec we’ll see why). Practice just passing the air current and saying “ssssss”. Since this sound is voiceless, you should not feel vibrations on your hand. Now, while still “biting” your tongue […]

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SNTRecorder – A tool to assist speakers in corpus recording

The purpose of SNTRecorder is to assist in corpus recording. It was written to make speakers feel easier during the recording process, by allowing them to choose they own pace in pronunciation, but again not allowing sentences to be read too fast. Written in Python, with interface created in Tkinter (Tcl/Tk), it is a multiplatform […]