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    Default Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    "People should be warned it’s quite difficult to read Humboldt on this matter, because he will spend 15 pages on the obsidian ***"

    http://soundcloud.com/michael147-1/21112-1

    What does this old man say? ...obsidian and what?

    Your answer will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    "People should be warned it’s quite difficult to read Humboldt on this matter, because he will spend 15 pages on the obsidian ***"

    21112 by michael147 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

    What does this old man say? ...obsidian and what?

    Your answer will be appreciated.
    I'm afraid I can't make it out.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    "People should be warned itís quite difficult to read Humboldt on this matter, because he will spend 15 pages on the obsidian ***"

    21112 by michael147 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

    What does this old man say? ...obsidian and what?

    Your answer will be appreciated.
    I'm afraid I can't make it out.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    I think he says "obsidian and ... um ... porphyry". That is how it sounds to me and the word does make sense in connection with obsidian.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    Thank you all. Thank you for the answer.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think he says "obsidian and ... um ... porphyry". That is how it sounds to me and the word does make sense in connection with obsidian.
    That does make sense, though it sounds a bit like chorphyry to me.

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    Default Re: Can you help me listen to this sentence? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That does make sense, though it sounds a bit like chorphyry to me.
    That's how it sounded to me. ems must be right, but I can't hear a /p/.

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