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(The Polish voice sample below) Native Polish Speaker Opinion Needed


Turtle 1 | 3
5 Jun 2013  #1
I am trying to hire a professional voice artist for various automated language prompts (telecom).
I was wondering if anyone on these forums could listen to the voice sample below, and advise if the voice actress sounds professional (accent, voice, pronunciation, etc.)

Thank you in advance for your opinions.

It won't let me post a direct link, so please copy / paste the below into your browser.

getgreatvoiceovers.com/audio/Oksana-Polish.mp3
Lenka 2 | 1,366
5 Jun 2013  #2
It sounds a little bit annoying. And not natural. And it's certainly too correct in pronunciation- the ą and ę.
gumishu 11 | 5,012
5 Jun 2013  #3
the voice actress has a slight foreing accent (Ukrainian) but it is very slight and otherwise it is perfect Polish with good pronounciation

Lenka is being overly critical btw
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
5 Jun 2013  #4
And it's certainly too correct in pronunciation- the ą and ę.

Don't get me started on the lack of ę in Polish!

I pronounce it because I can :P
Lenka 2 | 1,366
5 Jun 2013  #5
Lenka is being overly critical btw

May be but he asked about our opinions- I gave mine. If I worked with her I would ask her to relax a little and don't try so hard. And yes- the actress have eastern accent.
OP Turtle 1 | 3
5 Jun 2013  #6
Thank you all very much for your prompt responses.

That particular actress also does Russian ( I was told with a wrong accent) and Slovak, so I was worried.

I will try to get additional samples from other voice talents.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
5 Jun 2013  #7
That particular actress also does Russian ( I was told with a wrong accent) and Slovak, so I was worried.

She's probably native Slovak then. Oksana is not a Polish name.
cinek 2 | 337
6 Jun 2013  #8
I think Ukrainian. And the eastern accent is small when you talk to the person, but it's huge for a professional voice application. It'll sound annoying or at least funny for most Poles.

Cinek
landora - | 199
6 Jun 2013  #9
It sounds very wooden and unnatural to me.
She might be Ukrainian, she speaks like a person from Kresy.
OP Turtle 1 | 3
7 Jun 2013  #10
Thank you again for your opinions. I have two more samples if you can listen and let me know if they are better.

Must copy / paste into browser. Thanks.

Agnieszka

picosong.com/FHCR/

Kathy

audio.secure14.com/mp3/d/Kathy_Poelker_PolishEnglish_IVR_Greeting _21.mp3
Zibi - | 336
7 Jun 2013  #11
Agnieszka must be a native speaker. Perfect polish. The other link does not work.
OP Turtle 1 | 3
7 Jun 2013  #12
Sorry. Here are the working links.

Agnieszka

picosong.com/FHCR/

Kathy

picosong.com/FHcX/
Lenka 2 | 1,366
7 Jun 2013  #13
Agnieszka is perfect. No doubt about that. I like that she "acts" with her voice. Kathy can't hold a candle to her.
Wulkan - | 3,251
7 Jun 2013  #14
Oksana - she speaks good Polish but can't be Polish, she clearly has an Eastern European accent

Agnieszka - Perfect Polish

Kathy - fail but you can understand that :)
cinek 2 | 337
11 Jun 2013  #15
Agnieszka - Perfect Polish

Listen carefully, she has the eastern accent too, though much more slight than Oksana.
She says 'uo' instead of 'o' e.g. rozmuowa', 'muoże'. She sound like people in Białystok.
I'd say that her Polish is ok but her pronunciation has some regional (eastern) shade.

Kathy

A foreigner, makes grammar errors. May be difficult to understand on a low quality voice line.

Cinek
Wulkan - | 3,251
12 Jun 2013  #16
She says 'uo' instead of 'o' e.g. rozmuowa', 'muoże'

I really can't hear but maybe I'm wrong


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