Phonemica is a project to record spoken stories in every one of the thousands of varieties of Chinese in order to preserve both stories and language for future generations. We are a team of volunteers working within China and abroad.
Our mission: Bringing the richness of oral Chinese to a wider audience, through the words of natural storytellers, from every corner of the world where Chinese is spoken.
UPDATE: This position has been filled for now. Thanks!
We are looking for a volunteer to be a core member of our team and help manage incoming recordings. This is an unpaid job that does not require a lot of time, but must be done regularly and very carefully so we don't accidentally miss any recordings, which are the most important part of Phonemica.
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We need your transcribing help! Out of more than 70 recordings on the site, less than 20 have a fully transcribed 方言直錄 line.
Why does this matter? The problem is that people get discouraged when they come to a recording but can't understand. If the 方言直錄 line is finished, most of the time they will be able to read and understand while listening to the audio.