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Dutch has many words for 'noise':
- (het) kabaal
- (de) herrie
Een hels kabaal 2 3 4 [a hellish noise] - an awful lot of noise
lawaaiïg 2 ('noisy')
(de) ruis - static, white noise
(Het) rumoer 2 ('hubbub, people muttering or shouting') - English 'rumor,' unverified information floating around is (het) gerucht 2 - though when the neighbors make too much noise it's (het) burengerucht
(de) stilte 2 ('silence, quiet') - stil ('silent, quiet') - stil/stille 2 ‑>>
De stilte voor de storm ('The quiet before the storm')
Your browser's default setting may be to download - you could try to change that setting to 'play,' or you could try another browser.
It may also be that my soundfiles are sent to a serious music program
which takes time to open and play - to hear me speak it would be best
to have a basic program like Windows Media Player or Quicktime as the
default setting for processing MP3 files.
On a Windows computer you can set the program to open files by clicking (highlighting) a file of that kind and going to 'Properties' - like,
'Type of file: MP3 Format Sound' 'Opens with ...'
On an Apple computer, click (highlight) a file and go to 'Get Info'
'Open with ...'
Here's a sound file you could download to set that default setting: hallo (it will open in a new window, not the sound window) or let me know and I'll send you a sound file by email.
Your Internet security settings may also be a problem. Of course I don't want you to be vulnerable to attack, but my sound files may be interpreted as ads (or worse.)
It may also be that your browser's cache is full and needs to be emptied. I've had that after I had checked hundreds of sound files.
If you have a problem on mobile devices,
you might want to try the Opera
browser. Choose a music player when 'options' come up after you click
a speaker icon, and make that the default.
I've seen (and heard) my website without problems with the default settings on an iPad, a Kindle Fire, a Chromebook and an iPhone and an Android phone.
Some music programs will endlessly repeat the sound file you click. If it bothers you, you can probably turn it off in the settings. Search your music programs's Help for 'repeat.' On my old Windows Media Player it can be changed with Ctrl-T
New Sound Processing
I have switched to a new sound processing system. There will be no more 'sound window' with my old face. There will still be the speaker icon: or Hear - or (on Flash Cards pages) there is a controller to click:
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