(copied from BTG17 with modifications)
- Once you receive the text, you will have 14 days
to complete the translation into the designated target language. Please do the translation as soon and as quickly as possible.
- You may not use online/automated translators like Google Translate or BabelFish.
- The translation must be completed by yourself.
- Failure to complete the translation within the time-frame without explanation will result in expulsion from the game.
- When you receive an audio recording, first transcribe it into written form
to be able to see what you understood better.
- Translate the text you received and record your translation a little slowly and as clearly as possible
- Then you need to send only the audio recording of your translation to the next person in the chain
- Right afterwards, send a copy of both the link to audio recording and your two transcriptions (what you received and what you passed) to me
. This is important.
- You must not discuss the text with anyone else in the chain/game until the game has finished.
- Once the game has entirely finished, the results will be posted.
Considering the huge struggle that Aleco had last time to keep the first oral broken translation game continuing, I strongly suggest only posting languages that you're very familiar with as available for translation
. The text hasn't been chosen yet but it will consist of a paragraph of 80~100 words.How to do the recording?
(EDIT: The following are just suggestions. Feel free to use another site or method to get your audio recording online. soundcloud.com
is fine too, for example.)
You can use your phone or your laptop to record it. https://vocaroo.com/
is a convenient web application for making audio recordings from a laptop or computer + microphone, but it needs Adobe Flash Player to be activated in your browser. I think Firefox comes with Adobe Flash already installed and activated (but I haven't checked whether this is true of the latest Firefox that recently came out).
(EDIT: I downloaded the latest Firefox, and it does come with Flash but deactivated. When visiting vocaroo.com, it will ask you whether you want to allow running Flash. Just click on "Allow Now" and it will work.)
Alternatively, you can download Audacity
and record it using that program, and then upload the file to https://vocaroo.com/?upload
I would suggest saving the recording in OGG format first.
Phones, even ones that are not smartphones, usually come with an application somewhere to record audio. The problem is passing it to the computer: figure out how you can pass the file to your computer (in "dumbphones" it often involves using a cable or a non-straightforward bluetooth connection), and then upload it to https://vocaroo.com/?upload
My languages (from and to):
Spanish, English, French, Standard Arabic, Mandarin, Latin