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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

GOP presidential nominee John McCain visited a (偶听着还素像a) small town outside Milwaukee today and promised to take his White House campaign to small towns throughout America. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

 

John McCain's first campaign stop after the GOP convention was a red, white and blue slice of Americana, as a picturesque street in Cedarburg, Wisconsin was transformed into McCain Street, USA. While \ there McCain acknowledged a disappointing new jobs report which showed unemployment climbing to a nearly five-year high, McCain's prescription is to extend the Bush tax cuts while lowering taxes on corporate income. "All you ever asked of government is to stand on your side, not in your way. And that's what I intend to do: stand on your side and fight for your future." McCain also wants to negotiate new trade agreements, saying freer trade would promote new jobs. Scott Horsley, NPR News, with the McCain campaign in Wisconsin.

 

McCain's Democratic rival Barack Obama was also talking jobs and the economy today during a campaign stopover in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential nominee said the news that the nation's unemployment rate rose four tenths of a percent last month to 6.1% shows an economy that's in bad shape. "We just got a jobs report today that showed we had lost another 80,000 jobs. 80,000 jobs lost, we've now lost 605,000 jobs since the beginning of this year." Speaking at a glass factory in Duryea, Pennsylvania, Obama accused the Republicans of ignoring the middle class.

 

Talks with a federal mediator and union negotiators at Boeing have failed to reach a deal on a contract with the International Association of Machinists now saying a strike will commence at one minute after midnight. Union officials said despite meetings late into the night and through today, continued talks failed to address issues. Rank and file members have already authorized the strike after rejecting a contract offer from the company that would have called for an 11% pay raise over three year. The union represents around 27,000 Boeing employees.

 

Tropical storm Hanna appears to be picking up steam as it moves toward the Carolinians, where already rained from the storm's outer bands is being felt. Right now, the storm remains just below hurricane strength and is centered about 160 miles southeast of Charleston with top winds of 70 miles an hour. However forecasters think it will intensify. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley said residents should not go out into the storm and should heed warnings from local authorities. "It is not fun to hear those winds for 6 to 7 hours and just sweat that out. It's, it's always good to heed the evacuation warnings if you get them. " Forecasters still aren't sure exactly where Hanna will come ashore, however they expect the storm will arrive near the North Carolina-South Carolina border bringing heavy rain to the coastal Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 33 points to end the week at 11,220. For the week, the Dow was down 2.8%. The NASDAQ lost three points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

A top US general in Afghanistan says attacks by the Taliban and other fighters have increased as much as 30% over the same time last year. He admits more needs to be done with more troops and development money. NPR's Tom Bowman has that story.

 

Major General Jeffrey Schloesser commands troops in the eastern part of Afghanistan, part of(又跟boston巧合俄,但是这里有省略) against the border with Pakistan. He's planning a winter offensive against Taliban fighters and he expects attacks against US and coalition forces to be harder than at any time since 2002. Schloesser is pressing for more US troops. And some are expected to be announced next week--another 4,000 army troops, but they're not expected to arrive until February. The general says we're not losing in Afghanistan. The Afghan army and police forces continue to get stronger, he says. Pressed by reporters on whether coalition forces are winning, Schloesser says he's overseeing a slow win. It'll take longer, he adds, to turn that into a solid strong win. Tom Bowman, NPR news, the Pentagon.

 

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US Treasury Department is close to finalizing a plan to help shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In a story posted on its website, the journal says an announcement could come as early as this weekend. Treasury spokesperson told NPR "we are making progress." The journal report says the plan includes changes in senior management at the beleaguered companies and involves "creative use" of the Treasury's new authority to inject capital into Fannie and Freddie.

 

Crude oil prices continued their downward slide today with near month contract for benchmark grade crude falling $1.66 a barrel to end the session at $106.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Spear, NPR news, in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

GOP presidential nominee John McCain visited the small town outside Milwaukee today and promised to take his White House campaign to small towns throughout America. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

 

John McCain's first campaign stop after the GOP convention was a red white and blue slice of Americana as a picturesque street in Cedarburg, Wisconsin was transformed into McCain Street USA. While there McCain acknowledged a disappointing new jobs report which showed unemployment climbing to a nearly 5-year high. McCain's prescription is to extend the Bush tax cuts while lowering taxes on corporate income. "All you ever ask of government is to stand on your side not in your way and that's what I intend to do, stand on your side and fight for your future." McCain also wants to negotiate new trade agreements saying freer trade would promote new jobs. Scott Horsley, NPR News with the McCain campaign in Wisconsin.

 

McCain's Democratic rival Barack Obama was also talking jobs in the economy today during a campaign stopover in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential nominee said the news that the nation's unemployment rate rose 4.1% last month to 6.1% shows an economy that's in bad shape. "We just got a jobs report today. It showed we had lost another 80,000 jobs. 80,000 jobs' lost. We've now lost 605,000 jobs since the beginning of this year." Speaking at a glass factory in Duryea, Pennsylvania Obama accused the Republicans of ignoring the middle class.

 

Talks with a federal mediator and union negotiators at Boeing have failed to reach a deal on a contract with the International Association of Machinists now saying a strike will commence at one minute after midnight. Union official said despite meetings late into the night and through today continual talks failed to address issues. ** members have already authorized a strike after rejecting a contract offer from the company that would've called for 11% pay raise over three years. The union represents around 27,000 Boeing employees.

 

Tropical Storm Hanna appears to be picking up steam as it moves toward the Carolinas where already rain from the storm's outer bands is being felt. Right now the storm remains just below hurricane strength about 160 miles southeast of Charleston with top winds of 70 miles an hour. However forecasters think it will intensify. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley said resident should not go out in the storm and should heed warnings from local authorities. "It is not fun to hear those winds for 6 to 7 hours. ** It's always good to heed the evacuation warnings if you get them." Forecasters still aren't sure exactly where Hanna will come ashore however they expect the storm will arrive near the North Carolina South Carolina border bringing heavy rain to the coast of Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.

 

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 33 points to end the week at 11,220. For the week the Dow was down 2.8%. The NASDAQ lost 3 points today. This is NPR.

 

A top US general in Afghanistan says the attacks by the Taliban and other fighters have been increased as much as 30% over the same time last year. He admits more needs to be done with more troops and development money. NPR's Tom Bowman has that story.

 

Major General Jeffery Schloesser commands troops in the eastern part of Afghanistan, ** the border with Pakistan. He's planning a winter offensive against Taliban fighters and he expects attacks against US and coalition forces to be harder than in anytime since 2002. Schloesser is pressing for more US troops and some are expected to be announced next week, another 4,000 army troops. But they're not expected to arrive until Februarys. The general says we're not losing in Afghanistan. The Afghan army and police forces continue to get stronger he says. Press by reporters and other coalition forces are winning. Schloesser says he is overseeing a slow win. It'll take longer he adds to turn that into a solid strong win. Tom Bowman, NPR News, the Pentagon.

 

The Wall Street journal is reporting that US Treasury Department is close to finalizing a plan to help shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the story posted on its website, the journal says an announcement could come as early as this weekend. The Treasury spokesperson told NPR we're making progress. The journal report says the plan includes changes in senior management at the ** companies and involves (quote) "creative use" of the Treasury's new authority to inject capitol into Fannie and Freddie.

 

Crude oil prices continue their downward slide today with near month contract for benchmark grade crude falling $1.66 a barrel to end the session at $106.23 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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原帖由 ktdid 于 2008-9-6 20:30 发表 老外在这方面的研究真是很先进了,你们谁去试试这个语音合成的网站,偶觉得快跟真人差不多了 http://free-translator.imtranslator.net/speech.asp

 

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From NPR news in Washington, I am Jack Spear. GOP presidential nominee, John McCain, visited a small town outside Milwaukie today and promised to take his White House campaign to small towns throughout America. NPR, Scot Horsely reports.

John McCains first campaign stop after the GOP convention was a red white blue's lace of Americana, as a picture at the street in center burger with casa was transformed into McCains street USA, while they are McCains acknowledge and disappointed you jobs report which show unemployment climbing to a nearly 5 year high. McCains prescription is to extend the bush tax cuts while loaning taxes on corp. income.

All you ever asked of government is the stand on your side, not in your way, and that is what I intend to do, stand on your side, and fight for your future.

McCain also wants to negotiate new trade agreements because free trade will promote new jobs. Scot Horsely, NPR news with the McCain campaign in Wisconsin.

McCains democratic rival, Barack Obama is also talking jobs in the economy today during a campaign start off opera in pensovinia, democratic presidential nominee said the news that the conation's appointed right rates was four tens of the percent last month to 6.1 percent, showing the economy that is in bad shape. We just got a job report today. That showed that we had lost another 80,000jobs, 80000 jobs are not all, we now lost 605,000 jobs since the beginning of this year. Speaking of a glass-facture in the real pensovenia, Obama accused the republicans of ignoring the middle class.

Talks with the several mediator and union negotiators and Boeing have failed to the contract the international association machine has now send a strike comment say "one minute after midnight" the munificial official say the spite meeting lasting for the night and through today continue talks filled to aggress issues, reconfirming member of authorizing the strike after rejecting a contract offered from a company that would have called for 11 percent pay raise for 3 years. Union represents around 23,000 Boeing employees.

Chopical storm Meheina appeared to be picking up steams as it moves to the Carolinas already ruined for storm out of bands is being felt. Right now the storm has just below her akain straight, and it send it about 160 miles southeast of Chiaoston with top move at 70 miles an hours. Our forecast think it will intensify, north Caroline governor Mike easily said residents should not go out in the storm and should hit warning from some local authorities.    

It is not fun to hear these winds for 6, 7 hours, and swears it out. It is always good to heed the evacuation warning if you get...

all can still unsure exactly where the hurricane will come ashore however they expect the storm will arrive near the north Carolina and south Carolina border bringing heavy rain to the coastal , Carolina is at the mid of land it

and wall street today the Dow Jones industrial average close up 33 points to end the week at 11220 for the week that Dow was down 2.8 percent. The Nasdaq marks 3 points today. This is NPR.

A top US general in Afghanistan said it attacks by the Taliban in the other fighters has been increased as much as 30percent of the same time last year. He admits more needs to be done with more troop development money. NPR's Tom Bormann has that story.

Major general, Jeffery Sloucer, commands troops in the east point of Afghanistan, hard begin the border with Pakistan. He is planning a winter offense against Taliban fighters as it expected to attack us and coalition forces to be hardly 80 times since 2002. Sloucer is pressing for more us troops and some expected to announce next week, another 4000 army troops but not expected to arrive until Feb. The general says we are not losing in Afghanistan. Afghan army in please forces to continue to get stronger he says. Press by reporter whether the coalition forces are winning, Slauce says he has overseen a slow win. It will take longer he had to turn it into a solid strong win. Tom Bormann, NPR news, the pentagon.

An Australia journal is reporting that the us treasurety department is close to finance a plan to help sure Morgans straints fanimay and fredimax, and the story posed on its website, the journal says the announcement could come as early as this weekend. Treasurety spokesperson told NPR we are making progress that general reports says that spaning includes changes senior management at the billboard companies and involves quo creative views of the treasurety never thouty into fani and fredi.

crude oil prices continue the downwards slide today with nearly month contract for bench mark great crude following a dollar end in 66 cent bill to end session at 106.23 cent bill at Morgan highlik exchange. I am jack spear, NPR news, in Washington.     

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和芊芊一样的看法,我觉得第一处还是a,因为是第一次提到这个town,而且从读音上看也很像a。

 

还有这个句子:While there, McCain acknowledged a disappointing new jobs report which showed unemployment climbing to a nearly five-year high. there前面省略了he was,所以这是一个完整的句子了,而不只是一个分句。

 

另外,请问下part of against the border with Pakistan这句是什么结构,我看得晕乎乎的,不知道是什么意思

 

In sum[that] are expected to be announced next week--another 4,000 army troops这句,我怎么还是觉得像And some more are expected to......^_^

原帖由 ktdid 于 2008-9-6 20:30 发表 老外在这方面的研究真是很先进了,你们谁去试试这个语音合成的网站,偶觉得快跟真人差不多了 http://free-translator.imtranslator.net/speech.asp

 

原帖由 sylvia_qian 于 2008-9-6 21:28 发表   偶在翩然斑斑滴地盘偷偷水一贴 这个软件很好很强大

呵呵,偶也试了这个网站,说短句还行,当偶试这句“你认为这件事你能办妥吗?”时,立马就能听出来是机器在读了。就像偶以前用过的一个软件,叫“文语通”,和这个功能差不多,当时偶就用这个读小说听。另外,偶以前还试过个好玩的软件,是什么IBM的语音识别系统,在电脑上装好后,你对着麦克风说“傲游”,立马傲游浏览器就被打开了,很神奇的,呵呵。

别光试短句,你把新闻稿贴进去让它读一读,一次不超过1000词,它的语调、连读什么都不错,数字、缩写读的也满好,还能识别过去分词read,偶看jack speer也不过如此嘛,哈哈,而且人家能读那么多种语言,偶准备用这个练德语听力呢,呵呵。说到语音识别,大概10年前吧,偶曾经买过一块顶级声霸卡,就带一个像你说的那种软件,先训练一下,然后就可以用麦克对电脑发命令。不过那种识别和easyzing这种能出听写稿的差太远了。。。
偶找到这个网站是因为前段时间想找个语音朗读校对软件看小说,下载了几个都不满意,基本都是用微软TTS引擎,读得太生硬,难以辨认,只有国外用AT&T语音库的还可以,不过都是要花钱买的,只好作罢。
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原帖由 ktdid 于 2008-9-6 20:30 发表 老外在这方面的研究真是很先进了,你们谁去试试这个语音合成的网站,偶觉得快跟真人差不多了 http://free-translator.imtranslator.net/speech.asp

 

 

谢谢ktdid网友分享,试了一下果然很强,收藏了。

同时对翩然,谈笑版主说下对不起,又在这里灌水了

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原帖由 ktdid 于 2008-9-7 13:09 发表 别光试短句,你把新闻稿贴进去让它读一读,一次不超过1000词,它的语调、连读什么都不错,数字、缩写读的也满好,还能识别过去分词read,偶看jack speer也不过如此嘛,哈哈,而且人家能读那么多种语言,偶准备用这个 ...

哇,十年前啊,敢问kt大哥贵庚?

 

原帖由 nativespeaker 于 2008-9-7 22:33 发表     谢谢ktdid网友分享,试了一下果然很强,收藏了。 同时对翩然,谈笑版主说下对不起,又在这里灌水了

呵呵,native兄常来哈^_^

好栏目推荐之美国口语俚语

原帖由 nativespeaker 于 2008-9-7 22:33 发表     谢谢ktdid网友分享,试了一下果然很强,收藏了。 同时对翩然,谈笑版主说下对不起,又在这里灌水了

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

GOP presidential nominee John McCain visited a small town outside Milwaukee today and promised to take his White House campaign to small towns throughout America. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

 

John McCain's first campaign stop after the GOP convention was a red, white and blue slice of Americana, as a picturesque street in Cedarburg, Wisconsin was transformed into McCain Street, USA. While there McCain acknowledged a disappointing new jobs report which showed unemployment climbing to a nearly five-year high, McCain's prescription is to extend the Bush tax cuts while lowering taxes on corporate income. "All you ever asked of government is to stand on your side, not in your way. And that's what I intend to do: stand on your side and fight for your future." McCain also wants to negotiate new trade agreements, saying freer trade would promote new jobs. Scott Horsley, NPR News, with the McCain campaign in Wisconsin.

 

McCain's Democratic rival Barack Obama was also talking jobs and the economy today during a campaign stopover in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential nominee said the news that the nation's unemployment rate rose four tenths of a percent last month to 6.1% shows an economy that's in bad shape. "We just got a jobs report today that showed we had lost another 80,000 jobs. 80,000 jobs lost, we've now lost 605,000 jobs since the beginning of this year." Speaking at a glass factory in Duryea, Pennsylvania, Obama accused the Republicans of ignoring the middle class.

 

Talks with a federal mediator and union negotiators at Boeing have failed to reach a deal on a contract with the International Association of Machinists, now saying a strike will commence at one minute after midnight. Union officials said despite meetings late into the night and through today, continued talks failed to address issues. Rank and file members have already authorized the strike after rejecting a contract offer from the company that would have called for an 11% pay raise over three year. The union represents around 27,000 Boeing employees.

 

Tropical storm Hanna appears to be picking up steam as it moves toward the Carolinians, where already rained from the storm's outer bands is being felt. Right now, the storm remains just below hurricane strength and is centered about 160 miles southeast of Charleston with top winds of 70 miles an hour. However forecasters think it will intensify. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley said residents should not go out into the storm and should heed warnings from local authorities. "It is not fun to hear those winds for 6 to 7 hours and just sweat that out. It's, it's always good to heed the evacuation warnings if you get ... " Forecasters still aren't sure exactly where Hanna will come ashore, however they expect the storm will arrive near the North Carolina-South Carolina border bringing heavy rain to the coastal Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 33 points to end the week at 11,220. For the week, the Dow was down 2.8%. The NASDAQ lost 3 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

A top US general in Afghanistan says attacks by the Taliban and other fighters have increased as much as 30% over the same time last year. He admits more needs to be done with more troops and development money. NPR's Tom Bowman has that story.

 

Major General Jeffrey Schloesser commands troops in the eastern part of Afghanistan, part of against the border with Pakistan. He's planning a winter offensive against Taliban fighters and he expects attacks against US and coalition forces to be harder than at any time since 2002. Schloesser is pressing for more US troops. And some are expected to be announced next week - another 4,000 army troops, but they're not expected to arrive until February. The general says we're not losing in Afghanistan. "The Afghan army and police forces continue to get stronger," he says. Pressed by reporters on whether coalition forces are winning, Schloesser says he's overseeing a slow win. It'll take longer, he adds, to turn that into a solid strong win. Tom Bowman, NPR news, the Pentagon.

 

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US Treasury Department is close to finalizing a plan to help shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In a story posted on its website, the journal says an announcement could come as early as this weekend. Treasury spokesperson told NPR "we are making progress." The journal report says the plan includes changes in senior management at the beleaguered companies and involves "creative use" of the Treasury's new authority to inject capital into Fannie and Freddie.

 

Crude oil prices continued their downward slide today with near month contract for benchmark grade crude falling $1.66 a barrel to end the session at $106.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Spear, NPR news, in Washington.

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