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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Old English wav file needed

Date Submitted: 28-Jul-2006
From: James Balcom
Subject: Old English wav file needed
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Notice: I need to learn the correct pronunciation of approximately 90 Old English words. I have written a novel for middle school girls. The story moves back-and-forth between modern times and the Dark Ages.

Can you recommend someone who would read my words and create .wav audio files? If so, how much would be charged for this service?

Thank you,
James Balcom