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    Default challenging voice recording

    Hi
    I'm new to the forum. Can you please help with spelling out this sound byte http://goo.gl/FkVw6j This is supposedly an "auctioneer" voice calling market bid and offer prices but I can't make out all words. It's very hard to understand for a non native speaker. What *exactly* is he saying?

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    Default Re: challenging voice recording

    Quote Originally Posted by jjsk View Post
    Hi
    I'm new to the forum. Can you please help with spelling out this sound byte http://goo.gl/FkVw6j This is supposedly an "auctioneer" voice calling market bid and offer prices but I can't make out all words. It's very hard to understand for a non native speaker. What *exactly* is he saying?
    Welcome to the forum, jjsk.

    Unfortunately the link you provided required me to download something to hear your recording. Like many people, I will not download unknown things. Can you record this on one of the many sites that does not require downloading?

    ps. If it's an auctioneer, then quite a few native speakers will not be able to make out all the words.

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    Default Re: challenging voice recording

    Don't worry. Around 99.9999% of native English speakers can't understand this type of auctioneer "patter" either. The only intelligible parts are the numbers, which are all that matter, really. The rest of it is stylised "gobbledegook".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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