I’ve added a “Test your Pronunciation” box to the Tone and Pinyin Practices 2 to 4. You can record yourself reading the text, then compare your pronunciation with the speakers. Please test it out for me and let me know if you find it useful. If so, I can add it next to the Review audio summaries for all lessons.
Test your Pronunciation tool
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8 Responses to “Test your Pronunciation tool”
Thanks, it’s great fun!
Is there any way to notice when something has been added to the blog?
There’s no link to it, so I usually forget it’s here.
Thanks parrot! This is a blog just like any other, so it does have an RSS feed that updates content if you have access to an RSS reader. As far as links go, there is one from the About Us page. I didn’t want to clog the main page with too many links. I figured only the hard core users would care about the behind the scenes. 😉
I love the pronunciation tool! Works great on my Mac Powerbook with just the keyboard mic pickup. Say, I’m actually getting better..!
I vote yes to use it more.
Thanks Craig – duly noted! I’ve since expanded it to the free “Little Ostrich” as well so let’s see what others think. There are a few minor glitches with it, but I think it’s still quite usable.
OK, I’ve got Firefox picking up the RSS for the blog and the lessons. Whenever there is a new entry, I see it. When there is a comment added to an older entry, for example this comment or one on an earlier lesson, I have no way to know it’s there.
What should I be doing to pick up any new comments? Do I need to run yet another separate program to keep track of all that’s going on?
Hmmn… you can also pick up the comments feed for a particular post. When you click on a post, you get a message similar to the following underneath it (just before the actual comments):
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I’ll look into adding a “recent comments” list somewhere on the site though to make it easier to track such things. Thanks for the feedback!
Ok, your wish is my command. I’ve added a “recent comments” section to the sidebar. Just click on the author’s name to be taken there. Any other wishes for Christmas?? 🙂
Thanks, that’s great Adam, talk about responsive!