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speech sample of The Rainbow Passage
User: akiplaner
Date: 1/1/2011 5:41 pm
Views: 6662
Rating: 7

Speaker Characteristics:


Gender: male;

Age range: adult;

Language: EN; 

Pronunciation dialect: European English.


Recording Information:


Microphone make: Gigatech HM-5010;

Microphone type: headset mic;

Audio card make: ALSA: HDA ATI SB: ALC660-VD Analog;

Audio card type: integrated;

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.12;

O/S: Ubuntu 10.04.


File Info: 


File type: FLAC;

Sampling rate: 48kHz;

Sample rate format: 32bit float;

Number of channels: 1;

Audio Processing: n.




Copyright (C) 2011  Andreja Sinadinovic Vijatovic


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rp-01 When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air,

rp-02 they act as a prism and form a rainbow.

rp-03 The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors. 

rp-04 These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above,

rp-05 and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. 

rp-06 There is , according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end.

rp-07 People look, but no one ever finds it.

rp-08 When a man looks for something beyond his reach,

rp-09 his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

rp-10 Throughout the centuries people have explained the rainbow in various ways.

rp-11 Some have accepted it as a miracle without physical explanation.

rp-12 To the Hebrews it was a token that there would be no more universal floods.

rp-13 The Greeks used to imagine that it was a sign

rp-14 from the gods to foretell war or heavy rain.

rp-15 The Norsemen considered the rainbow as a bridge

rp-16 over which the gods passed from earth to their home in the sky.

rp-17 Others have tried to explain the phenomenon physically.

rp-18 Aristotle thought that the rainbow was caused by

rp-19 reflection of the sun's rays by the rain.

rp-20 Since then physicists have found that it is not reflection,

rp-21 but refraction by the raindrops which causes the rainbows.

rp-22 Many complicated ideas about the rainbow have been formed.

rp-23 The difference in the rainbow depends considerably upon the size of the drops,

rp-24 and the width of the colored band increases as the size of the drops increases.

rp-25 The actual primary rainbow observed is said to be the effect of

rp-26 super-imposition of a number of bows.

rp-27 If the red of the second bow falls upon the green of the first,

rp-28 the result is to give a bow with an abnormally wide yellow band,

rp-29 since red and green light when mixed form yellow.

rp-30 This is a very common type of bow, one showing mainly red and yellow,

rp-31 with little or no green or blue.

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