Harry Potter goes online — in 70 languages

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Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 07:53
English to Indonesian
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Including Indonesian, I hope Nov 27, 2011

Since I think there's a lot of Harry Potter's fans here in Indonesia.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 02:53
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Very misleading title Nov 27, 2011

The collection is here:
http://arts.ucalgary.ca/lrc/home/celebrating-multilingualism-through-harry-potter/harry-potter-editions

What they've done is to get screenshots of the front cover of the first HP book in 70 languages, and then have a native speaker read the first few paragraphs in MP3 format. That's it. Nothing more.

Also, they don't mention the names of the voice artists -- I can hear the Afrikaans guy is a native speaker (probably from Pretoria in South Africa, judging by his lack of articulation), but I'm sure he must have been on drugs, and I don't think he had ever read HP in Afrikaans until the moment that he sat down behind the microphone. Come to think of it, it's probably a good thing he's anonymous.


 


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