You can slow down the mp3 audio file that is part of Pariyatti’s “Pali Words of the Day” using standard features of Window Media Player and QuickTime without distorting the voice or the accent.
You can use this technique with any mp3 sound file and almost any video format.
1) Listening and reading skills : Slowing down the audio file can help you to hear the pronunciation very clearly.
2) Speaking skills and your accent : You can also use it for “speak along” exercises where you speak along with the person reading the Pali. Slowing the person down is a big help here!
3) Writing skills : simply transcribe the Pali sentences that are part of Pali Words of the Day. You can also use the sound file as a dictation exercise. Slowing the person down will give you more time so that you can hear the words clearly.
Slow down audio is a great way to improve your Pali language skills and it is already available on your computer! Nothing to install, nothing to register, easy to use.
Many thanks to Pariyatti for making their Pali Words of the Day freely available on the web.
Click here to see How to slow down audio, video, mp3 and music files
At any time, you can see Pariyatti’s Words of the Day for today on the web (and get the mp3 sound file if you wish).
(You may wish to sign up for Pariyatti’s daily email newsletter. It will let you create a little library of sound files with their texts. It is also nice little dhamma reminder!)
Click here to visit Pariyatti’s Pali Words of the Day for today on the web.