Interesting comment..

Doru Horishco doruhushhush at
Tue Oct 16 17:31:54 BST 2007

I have cable tv at home. The news channel I first tune in every day is the BBC World
 Service (or something like that). There are no subtitles there and I'm proud to
recognise that I understand more than 95% of the words.
There was a time when Animal Planet channel doesn't have subtitle either and I
was forced to remember all the  forgotten words   and learn others that I never knew
they existed. (I watch other channels too).
        There are two English voices that I love. The first one is the voice of sir
David Attenborough and the second is the one of Alan Pope (you can't compete 
with me I'm a fan).
        Improvement? Yes it can be improved. Alan's voice is one of a story teller 
and I personally find  that pretty hard to synchronise with a subtitle. But it is 
not impossible. If you can "write down" the sound track before dubbing and read
the result when you actually encode the screencast.  
I found 2 or 3 words  that I wasn't familiar with ( corky , quirky ). But I found them
        About the technical words, they rise no problems to me, so no need to change them.
Conclusion : Not much to do (if nothing).

> Subject: Interesting comment..
> From: alan at
> To: ubuntu-screencasts at
> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:27:28 +0100
> Hi,
> An interesting comment was placed on the site today, to which I have
> replied already, but I wanted to hear what you all think.
> Specifically the section about "non accented" American English vs
> accented British English.
> Is my voice hard to understand? What can be done to improve it? 
> I'm guessing:-
>  * Reduce bass
>  * Speak slower
> Cheers,
> Al.

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