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    Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    Hello everyone!

    Recently I’ve decided to watch a video course about the Maya character animation system for the purpose of both developing my aural perception of English speech and getting some skills in Maya. It should be said that I’ve never attached any importance to my aural skills in English, so now I’m obviously paying for that, and the price is my inability of catching a lot of English words by ear. I need someone’s help in getting what the speaker’s saying . Furthermore, I’d like to know if there are some rules and ways which can help such guys like me perceive fast, fluent and sometimes inarticulate English speech correctly. By the way, a couple of techniques I’m using for that are stretching soundtracks and changing the pitch of sounds, though they don’t always help me. From here I’m going to post my transcripts of the speaker’s unclear words and phrases with links to the corresponding pieces of the recording. I’d appreciate it if anyone could correct and comment my tries.

    Here is the first piece https://soundcloud.com/researcher76/inarticulatephrase, where I've heard the following:
    ...but the way you do it if you want (me?) to lead(teach?) you (I've got or how to get, code?) your interface in your preferences and get the preferences either by clicking this button near the bottom...


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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    ... the way you do it, if you want to, er, is you, er, go to your interface, in your preferences, and you get to preferences either by clicking this button down here at the bottom.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    Emsr2d2, thank you for your reply, but I'm curious to know about the meaning of "is you" in the context of his sentence. Would you please explain it to me?
    Last edited by Denisius; 09-Oct-2013 at 11:09.

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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    We don't always speak in perfect grammatical sentences- we change, hesitate, repeat ourselves, etc. Is you connects back to the way you do it. You could just say To do it, go to your interface....

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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    Tdol, through your answer I got the point of "is you". Thank you.
    Here is the second piece https://soundcloud.com/researcher76/clickoff, and the transcript is ...click that off and that(it?) does what we have here...
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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    And again I can't get what banduda means in this piece https://soundcloud.com/researcher76/banduda2

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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    Quote Originally Posted by Denisius View Post
    And again I can't get what banduda means in this piece https://soundcloud.com/researcher76/banduda2
    I think he said "bundled up"

    I am not a teacher by the way.

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    Re: Difficulties in perceiving English by ear

    not a teacher

    DavidTan is right. The speaker says: "…they're all kinda bundled up into a project".
    kinda = kind of

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