Finnish mini stories and help with recording

Edit: Regarding the matter of providing transcripts for the ones who record the mini stories. I’d suggest contacting Zoran, since he is the project manager for the mini stories. As of the 14.10 I have sent 51 of the mini stories I am not sure when I will send the last 9. It could take a week, it could take three but I will be done.


Since there has been a lot of people taking up their time to help add languages to lingq, many of which I might study. I have decided help out the language learning community with the Finnish ones. I can translate all the 60 mini stories I should have the first batch of 20 ready later today. I think the way I going to do it is translate them in batches of 20, go through them and send them to Zoran.

He can then send them to those who have the ability and know how to record. As far as I know there is already one member who has agreed to ask around. I don’t have the knowledge or equipment to record these stories so that will be up to others but I think this is a big step forward for the mini stories project.


Thanks for your help.

Highly appreciated, looking forward to see Finnish mini stories.

I vote for this :slight_smile:
Not that Finnish is currently my priority, but I will certainly be coming back to it.
I know a few Finnish speakers here in the UK; maybe I can see if I can get someone interested in doing the talking.
Though as a general shout-out, if any Finnish speakers are located somewhere reasonably central in Scotland, I have decent recording equipment that I could bring to you.


Just out of curiosity, how did you start with translating the mini-stories? Are they send to you from LingQ, or are you basing it off ones you’ve read on the site?

As I am a lingq member I just look them up on the site and use a type of split screen technique On one side I have the text and on the other side (half computer screen) a word document titled “Finnish mini stories”. In some cases the translator is a friend/college/associate/etc, of the lingq member and in that case it is best to ask Zoran (lingq admin/mini project leader) to send them through email.

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I’ve been asking around already. I’ll keep you posted if I find a willing volunteer! Kiitos :smiley:

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The first 20 mini stories are delivered, I will most likely send the next batch (21-40) sometimes next week and the last batch (41-60) after the week after the second.


Finnish is already in beta. There is actually quite a bit of content for Finnish on Lingq, without the mini stories. I didn’t know it was possible to add content before the mini stories. Well, now I know.

I hope people start submitting and/or uploading content for Hungarian., as I patiently wait.

As I understand it, it isn’t possible to add content for new languages without the mini-stories, but Finnish was already on the site before they created the mini-stories and brought in that rule.

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Yeah, I’d like to add to WinterShaker’s comment that while there might be much content the Mini Stories do add value. First of all some people really like them and as I have gone through them I have noticed that they do really go through a lot of important grammatical features.


Oh, that would explain it.
Thanks for letting me know.

Yes, I too know the value of the mini-stories, as I am currently using them for Russian. That’s why I have someone translating and recording the Hungarian mini-stories. I am hoping to have other languages translated and recorded also.

Yes, they do make internalizing grammar points much easier. Besides, it is nice to see progress as I advance through the stories.


Thank you!! I’ve been patiently waiting…

Thank you for this!!

Just in case you do not get auto-notified about private messages, I sent you a message about recruiting a friend of mine to help with the recordings.

Regarding the matter of providing transcripts for the ones who record the mini stories. I’d suggest contacting Zoran, since he is the project manager for the mini stories. I have already sent him the first 20 and will send the next batch of twenty stories by the end of next week (60 in one week is too ambitious).

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As far as I am aware, Hungarian, Catalan and Georgian are ready to be uploaded. But sounds good.

Where did you order translation and recording? I really wanted to know and use to add Luxembourgish to LingQ, but it is like 0.05 euro per/word just for translate generally …


onkkos, I asked someone I know to translate and record the stories for me, as I am learning their native language.

Of course, I made sure to tell them how the stories, their voice, hard work, etc. would be used.

If you know someone who speaks, reads, and writes your target language and English, ask them to help you.

I asked a friend about Hindi, however, he started attending “English School” when he was 11 years old. Now he speaks Hindi, but is unable to read and write it. I might ask him if his wife or another family member can or will help with the translations and recordings.

It doesn’t hurt to ask.