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Tue, 24 Oct 2006

Wanted: sound file

My life would be ever so much better if I had a snippet of the ka-chunk sound that a 35mm slide projector makes when changing slides. Anyone got one or can record one?

Update: My life is ever so much better. There are at least three people in the world much better at Google than I am. Thanks, all.

Update: I've gotten requests for what I used. Here it is: http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/tagsViewSingle.php?id=4868. It uses a Creative Commons license.

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Gaelic pronounciations needed

For a mini-talk I'm giving at OOPSLA and possibly part of later talks, I probably need acceptable pronunciations of Gaelic words. I tried Gaelic pronunciation guides I found on the net, but what I'm coming up with can't be right. Here are the words. Do you know how they're pronounced? (Send a description or, better, a sound file.)

Comán (Koe-mahn)

Chonnmhaigh (Chawn-way, where "ch" is as in "loch". Is it really pronounced as strongly as a "ch" at the end?)

Ceallaigh (Kallagh, where "gh" is like the "ch" in "loch" but based on a G - whatever that means.)

Seimhdille (this is where I gave up - I can't figure out anything for that combination.)


Óg (that's with a long o, right? So it's pronounced like the first two letters of "ogre".)







Cé (Kay?)

Update: A Gaelic speaker will be teaching me the right pronunciation at OOPSLA before my talk. Isn't that cool?

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