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#26
Some questions:

I only know two Japanese dictionaries with audio:
1. Jim Breen's JDIC
2. 日本語発音アクセント辞典 (no definitions, pitch accent only)
Are there any other dictionaries with audio?

Are there any dictionaries with audio for Mandarin Chinese and Korean?
Edited: 2010-12-16, 11:04 am
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#27
Teskal Wrote:It would be like a Englisch-Japanese-English Dictionary on the PC. I could search with the search funktion of the Explorer.
:O
MIND...BLOWN

But no, this is an excellent resource. I'm currently using thurd's plugin, but this should probably speed things up a bit! 1. Hit 'Play' 2. No audio =there's no sound Sad
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#28
Which Player do you use?

VLC has problems with the beginning and ending of MP3, so a very short MP3 will make no sound.
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#29
buonaparte Wrote:gdaxeman,
thanks a lot.
Never liked zip format. Had to install the latest zip PRO. Now it is OK.


cb4960,
thanks a lot, too.
Now I won't have to upload anything.

The version I have is slightly different.
The mp3 files are named like this:
kanji - hiragana - English. mp3
I use winrar. You should try it! ;p

And yeah originally I--I mean a friend, was going to leave files extracted and search in explorer, but meh, so many files just sitting there, and cb4960's tool is awesome! So fast. From what I hear. Edit: Same for making it all into an Anki deck (adding semicolon separators to .txt list of file names); kind of slow and bulky.

Hey buonaparte, is your list identical? Because you could always share a .txt of the filenames and people could merge them. (You can generate a list and also rename from a list in Ken Rename.)

I use zoom player for Anki, set that up a while ago because of the keyboard commands, pausing and all that.
Edited: 2010-12-16, 3:05 pm
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#30
http://ifile.it/fvat3zq
The list of all audio files from the JDIC by Jim Breen.

The names are from a file by Jim Breen, if a name was too long, it was automatically shortened from the end. They are marked TL.mp3.

There are some mp3 files from other sources, too - but just a few.
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#31
For those who are interested in the English part in the files names:

1. Download buonaparte's list.

2. Use the program nestor mentioned to rename the files.
Edited: 2010-12-16, 4:44 pm
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#32
For those interested, this is the list of words that I tried that didn't have audio as of April 9th, 2010:
Download list via MediaFire.
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#33
Is there a way to keep Anki from renaming the media files? Takes forever plus it's inconvenient for searching by explorer.

Edit: Oops, didn't realize Anki's up to 1.1.12 and no longer renames?
Edited: 2010-12-16, 9:13 pm
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#34
nest0r Wrote:Is there a way to keep Anki from renaming the media files? Takes forever plus it's inconvenient for searching by explorer.

Edit: Oops, didn't realize Anki's up to 1.1.12 and no longer renames?
Yes, Damien removed the renaming thing in version 1.1.8, but you have to add the file from inside Anki (if you drag and drop, it renames the file with something like "pastexyz.xyz"). He's updating the development version constantly and added a lot of new functionalities, it's very nice.
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#35
BTW cb4960 I get a 'media player not found' for bassplayer and also the non-ASCII workaround doesn't seem to work for Zoom Player, says "media not loaded" (but if I switch to mplayer it works).
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#36
cb4960 Wrote:For those interested, this is the list of words that I tried that didn't have audio as of April 9th, 2010:
Download list via MediaFire.
From this list, there are quite a few words that already have pronunciations that can be used - the only difference is the kanji part, but the kana (what's actually pronounced) is the same.
Edited: 2010-12-17, 5:57 am
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#37
if the pitch is the same
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#38
Kubelek Wrote:if the pitch is the same
Of course – I forgot to mention that. Smile
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#39
百物語 ひゃく ものがたり (audio + texts)
Source: 100-story.seesaa.net (not available any longer)
texts
http://100.amearare.com/story/001.html
Audio + texts:
http://ifile.it/yf3jpmb
http://ifile.it/e5twr4j
http://ifile.it/w5p7in8
Very short and easy stories with good quality audio.
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#40
nest0r Wrote:BTW cb4960 I get a 'media player not found' for bassplayer and also the non-ASCII workaround doesn't seem to work for Zoom Player, says "media not loaded" (but if I switch to mplayer it works).
This is what my Custom Media Player 2 looks like:
audioPlayer = ["bassplayer.exe"]
videoPlayer = ["zplayer.exe", "/Play", "/Q", "/Vol:100", "/X:0", "/Y:0"]

Does yours look similar?

Did you move bassplayer.exe and bass.dll to "C:\Program Files\Anki" ? (Sorry, I have to ask)

Also, I'm still using the stable branch of Anki (1.0.1). Maybe the plugin doesn't work with the development branch.
Edited: 2010-12-17, 1:30 pm
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#41
Kanji Grades 1-6 (+ some more) kanji + recorded examples
Source:
http://www.saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html
There are 100 pages there.
Here's one huge page:
http://ifile.it/pgvx9b4
http://ifile.it/8i6pkbm


Texts:
http://www.voiceblog.jp/nippon/
There seems to be no audio there any longer.
Here it is:
http://ifile.it/tzjynh3
http://ifile.it/si0eqa9
http://ifile.it/cr065sw
Edited: 2010-12-17, 3:34 pm
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#42
cb4960 Wrote:
nest0r Wrote:BTW cb4960 I get a 'media player not found' for bassplayer and also the non-ASCII workaround doesn't seem to work for Zoom Player, says "media not loaded" (but if I switch to mplayer it works).
This is what my Custom Media Player 2 looks like:
audioPlayer = ["bassplayer.exe"]
videoPlayer = ["zplayer.exe", "/Play", "/Q", "/Vol:100", "/X:0", "/Y:0"]

Does yours look similar?

Did you move bassplayer.exe and bass.dll to "CTonguerogram FilesAnki" ? (Sorry, I have to ask)

Also, I'm still using the stable branch of Anki (1.0.1). Maybe the plugin doesn't work with the development branch.
hehe Yes the files were in the right place, but I had to remove the path (which was correct) like you have it before bassplayer would work. Zoom Player was accurately found, it just wasn't able to load the temp_media file for whatever reason. It would open when I flipped the card but didn't play. I'll eventually check it out with those command-line argument thingies you have to see if that changes it. Thanks! And thanks for writing CMP2 plugin, didn't realize that was you, but it's highly convenient.
Edited: 2010-12-17, 8:24 pm
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#43
Parallel Chinese-English novels, line-by-line Bible, and some stuff I find useful
audio not inculed (floating around the net)
http://ifile.it/o28d4tc
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#44
@buonaparte: you once told me that you have Assimil "Japanese with ease" in WORD.

I have this course in PDF (the English version and the French one too), but I can't search because they are scanned.

Do you have any idea how to convert them into a searchable format? If you need the PDFs, I'll send them.
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#45
ahibba,
OCR your Assimil - ABBY Fine Reader is good - and then proofread them.

By the way, I've no idea who you are.

Why on earth do you need Assimil?
Grab an audiobook with a parallel text, that's all you need.
If it is too difficult (I don't really see why it should be), JapanesePod is much better.
There are many free resources much better than Assiml.
Edited: 2010-12-18, 10:29 am
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#46
buonaparte Wrote:OCR your Assimil - ABBY Fine Reader is good - and then proofread them
Is ABBY better than ReadIRIS?


buonaparte Wrote:By the way, I've no idea who you are.
tegoku, do you still use pochta.ru free e-mail?


buonaparte Wrote:Why on earth do you need Assimil?
Not for me, but for a Russian friend who wants to learn Japanese.

Assimil is very good for beginners and even the intermediate level. It's better than most English-based courses (Teach Yourself, Pimsleur, Hugo, etc.), and in some aspects it is better than Linguaphone.


buonaparte Wrote:Grab an audiobook with a parallel text, that's all you need.
How can a novice read a real book in Japanese, even if it has a translation?

Yes, JPod is very good, but it is not as systematic as Assimil. You can use it as a supplement not as the main course.
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#47
ahibba Wrote:
buonaparte Wrote:OCR your Assimil - ABBY Fine Reader is good - and then proofread them
Is ABBY better than ReadIRIS?
No idea. I use Fine Reader to OCR Japanese texts. If a pdf file is good enough, there are practically no error.


ahibba Wrote:
buonaparte Wrote:By the way, I've no idea who you are.
tegoku, do you still use pochta.ru free e-mail?
No, I don't use any emails any longer.


ahibba Wrote:
buonaparte Wrote:Why on earth do you need Assimil?
Not for me, but for a Russian friend who wants to learn Japanese.
If s/he's Russian, let her visit rutracker, they've got plenty of Russian courses there. Much better than Assimil.

ahibba Wrote:Assimil is very good for beginners and even the intermediate level. It's better than most English-based courses (Teach Yourself, Pimsleur, Hugo, etc.), and in some aspects it is better than Linguaphone.
You might be right, I don't know. Language courses are painfully slow and boring for me.

ahibba Wrote:
buonaparte Wrote:Grab an audiobook with a parallel text, that's all you need.
How can a novice read a real book in Japanese, even if it has a translation?
I've already explained it, once is more than enough.
If I can do it, anyone can do it, I'm not a genius. Grab real Japanese right from the start and you'll see it IS possible.
Edited: 2010-12-18, 2:51 pm
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#48
buonaparte Wrote:I use Fine Reader to OCR Japanese texts. If a pdf file is good enough, there are practically no error.
It seems promising. I'll try it.


buonaparte Wrote:Language courses are painfully slow and boring for me.
...and for any literature-oriented person like you.


buonaparte Wrote:If I can do it, anyone can do it, I'm not a genius. Grab real Japanese right from the start and you'll see it IS possible.
You said before that one needs a little study of basic grammar and language structure before starting L-R, especially for languages distant from mother tongue. For Japanese, one also needs a good knowledge of kanji, 1500 at least. So you cannot start reading real Japanese from the beginning unless you finish something like Heisig and study a grammar guide like Tae Kim.
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#49
ahibba,
learn any way YOU want, and share any many resources as possible.
That's why I am here - to share resources. You like them, use them, you don't - be happy.
Have a good day or night, or both. Don't forget to smile at yourself first thing in the morning. The sun will be rising for many years to come, so don't worry.

Happy-go-lucky Miss Hopper
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#50
I have nothing more to say but to thank you for all the resources you share with us.
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