New Service for E-Learning – Articulate Storyline Localisation

Here at Adelphi we are always looking to expand the services we provide to ensure we keep up to date with new technology and software, which allows us to be able to offer the best options for our clients across the globe.

We have recently just added Articulate Storyline 2 to this growing list of services we provide.

What is E-Learning?

Put simply, e-learning is electronic learning, which typically means using a computer to deliver part, or all of a training course whether it’s in a school, part of your mandatory business training or a full distance learning course. E-Learning is a highly cost effective way of providing training and courses, particularly with larger organisations, and also allows you greater flexibility, as it can be done in short chunks of time, meaning you can fit the training in when it suits you best.

About Articulate Storyline…

Articulate Storyline 2 allows you to create fully interactive E-Learning courses for your organisation or company. This powerful piece of software provides an engaging learner experience with video and simulations, audio and a large variety of user interactions. This software allows you the freedom to create an E-Learning course that fully suits your requirements, so please feel free to discuss these with our Project Managers to ensure we deliver the perfect end product for you!

 

 

What we offer…

Our Articulate Storyline Localisation service captures not just the main course text, but also all of the button and slider content too. We can also add voice-overs and subtitles to resources in your course and provide printed support materials through our in-house typesetting service. We work with your translations or can supply our own for you.

So, if you are looking for a cost-effective and engaging way to train your employees in whatever language, please get in touch with us at Adelphi, and we will work with you to create an E-Learning course that suits your needs!

Adelphi can provide all of the services detailed above for your e-learning requirements. Please visit our website at www.adelphitranslations.com or feel free to call us on (0)114 272 3772 for further information.

Accents in Voice Overs – British Accents part 1

There are many factors to be taken into account when choosing the correct voice for your product. One of these factors is what accent you want to use to sell your product/service.

There are a wide variety of accents and dialects that can be found here in the British Isles, and in this blog post we will be looking at a very small selection you may come across.

Received Pronunciation (RP)

Received pronunciation (or RP for short) is probably the most widely studied and most frequently described variety of spoken English in the world, yet recent estimates suggest only 2% of the UK population speak it. RP is identified not so much with a particular region, but with a particular social group, although it has connections with the accent of Southern England. It is associated with educated speakers and formal speech, and is possibly the closest to a standard accent we have here.

Characteristics:

  • Non-rhoticity, meaning the r at the ends of words isn’t prounounced (mother sounds like “muhthuh”).
  • Trap-bath split, meaning that certain a words, like bath, can’t, and dance are pronounced with the broad-a in father. (This differs from most American accents, in which these words are pronounced with the short-a in cat.

Notable speakers of RP include: The Royal Family, David Cameron (Prime Minister), Stephen Fry (TV Personality/ Author/ Comedian).

Here is an RP sample from our website courtesy of Phillip:

 

Yorkshire

Being based in Sheffield means we at Adelphi are most familiar with this dialect. With Yorkshire being the largest county in Britain, it is no surprise there are a number of different variations of accents found across the county. The most commonly thought of Yorkshire dialect is that of the heavily industrialized West Riding (West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire after 1974.) This is familiar to most, thanks to Radio and TV dramas set in Yorkshire. Recent studies have also shown that the Yorkshire accent is seen as one of the nations favourite accents, and is seen as ‘warm’ and ‘genuine’.

Characteristics:

  •  Vowel sounds in words, e.g. A is predominantly pronounced as a short “a” as opposed to the southern longer “aa” or “ah” (e.g. bath, grass, glass) and U and OO are pronounced “uh” (e.g. blood, cut, lunch).

Notable speakers of the Yorkshire dialect include: Dickie Bird (Sports commentator), Michael Palin (actor/comedian), Alex Turner (singer with the Arctic Monkeys).

Here is a Yorkshire sample from our website from Marie:

Scouse

The highly distinctive Scouse accent is found primarily in the county of Merseyside, and is very closely associated with the city of Liverpool and the surrounding areas. Up until the mid 19th century Liverpudlians spoke pretty much the same as their Lancastrian neighbours. The Scouse sound was created by the influx of people arriving through the docks from far and wide. The major influence comes from Irish and Welsh moving into the city.

Notable speakers of the Scouse accent include: The Beatles, Steven Gerrard (footballer), Paul O’Grady (comedian, TV presenter).

Here’s a Scouse audio sample courtesy of Ronnie:

 

Although this list is incredible short, and in no way complete, we hope we have shed some light on some of the different accents found in the UK. We have a wide selection of accents and dialects available in the Voice Over section, so whatever you are looking for we can provide you with the most suitable option for your final product. Please view our sample page here: http://adelphistudio.com/voice-overs/.

 

Adelphi can provide all of the services detailed above for your voice-over requirement. Please visit our website at www.adelphitranslations.com and click “Request a Quote” or feel free to call us on (0)114 272 3772.