Samples of Spoken Finnish
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Suomen kielen näytteitä
Available in Kielipankki - the Language Bank of Finland (LAT, http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:lb-1001100134, and Korp, http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:lb-2015040101), licence CC BY 4.0.
The Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus) published the printed series Suomen kielen näytteitä (SKN) during the years 1978-2000. A total of 50 booklets appeared, each of which contains the transcripts of one-hour interviews with one female and one male dialect speaker, i.e. approximately two hours of dialect speech. The locations which were selected for the series are well representative of the Finnish dialectal regions. The speakers were born in late 19th century and were generally in their seventies to nineties at the time of the interview.
Using the audio recordings in the Audio Archive of Finnish at Kotus, a database was created for the LAT platform, containing both the audio recordings and the text aligned with audio.
The original audio recordings have been processed by Sakari Pietarila. The text and audio have been manually aligned by My Sjöholm, Pauliina Liuska and Olli Miettinen. The file conversions for LAT were performed by Mietta Lennes. The normalized word readings have been created by Maria Vilkuna, Pauliina Liuska and Pinja Ruponen.
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