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What does the speaker say? It sounds two words that I failed to spell out

 
 
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 07:57 am
Thank you in advance
Click (or copy it) the link below:

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=20kxk60%3E&s=5
 
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:01 am
@Learninge,
I am a native English speaker. I don't understand the audio in that link.

Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:04 am
@maxdancona,

It sounds the first word is like kicking... but the second?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:06 am
@Learninge,
I don't know, maybe shuttlecock?

I am not sure about the first word. It could be Peking or peeking.
Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:18 am
@maxdancona,
Eh... kicking shuttlecock? Doesn't it make sense?

The kids are playing the interesting game of kicking shuttlecock.

Does the speaker say this?

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=hrwrxx%3E&s=5

Well, machine sounding.


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tsarstepan
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:24 am
@Learninge,
I think the speaker is saying "teaching shuttlecock."
Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:30 am
@tsarstepan,
Reasonable.
But the syllable "ch" is too vague to be determined clearly.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:31 am
@Learninge,
I bet it's the audio that goes along with a captcha, where two unrelated words are put together so that someone signing up for a website can prove that they're human.
Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:35 am
@jespah,
But few websites require a sound verification.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:37 am
@Learninge,
Not true. All sites that require capcha based verification have an audible version for those who are visually impaired.
Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:43 am
@tsarstepan,
Well, can you find out the page where A2K requires of this?
It seems nowhere to...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:47 am
@Learninge,
Kind of a stupid followup question. You only need to verify your identity once and that's when you sign up. If you read what I wrote the audio version is for persons who are visually impaired.
Learninge
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 08:59 am
@tsarstepan,
You may try to log out and after that, click Register and see whether there is "For The Impaired" version? The version is not there at least for A2K.
To be arrogant is to be stupid.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 11:05 am
@Learninge,
Rolling Eyes
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 11:30 am
@Learninge,
Learninge wrote:

You may try to log out and after that, click Register and see whether there is "For The Impaired" version? The version is not there at least for A2K.
To be arrogant is to be stupid.

So... what exactly is the point to this entire thread again?
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 12:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I think the speaker is saying "teaching shuttlecock."



I put my expensive headphones on and played this several times. I think the speaker, who a really weird accent - I can't decide if it's a non-native speaker e.g. Chinese or a rural American such as an Okie - is saying "teach him shuttlecock". The voice has something of the congenital idiot about it. To my British ear it sounds like the speaker is saying "teach 'im shuddlecawk". If it is an audio capcha it is a very poor one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 12:39 pm
@contrex,
Quote:
If it is an audio capcha it is a very poor one.

To be fair, I never heard a single one that I would call audibly legible.
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 01:34 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
The voice has something of the congenital idiot about it.


Is it a certain prolific poster in ESL threads?
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 03:03 pm

Who cares? If it's bad, use something good.

It sounds to me like a poor speaker of English saying "Teaching Shuttlecock" as if it was a heading of a chapter or something. Of course, the usual name of the game in which a shuttlecock is used is badminton.
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Learninge
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 09:18 am
Very interesting comments.
I've got another:
http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=21oo786%3E&s=5
Does the speaker read nebuchadnezzar?
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