Oh, and I would like to ask about my phrase intonation. Does it seem foreign, strange to you? (I.e. in a bad way.) It seems to be the general impression that Swedish sounds a bit like "singing" (see e.g. the Swedish Chef from the Muppets), and I fear that I carry over some of that to my Latin. It is of course, as noted, difficult to know with certainty how the Romans spoke, but I would guess at least that Italian is a better model than Swedish in this regard. Problem is, I don't really know Italian...
Of those sound files that have been posted in this thread, I very much like those of Lucus Eques, not the least because of the Italianate accent.
As for the elisions, I was actually worried that there were too few of them! In some cases I find they come very naturally, e.g. "ses(e)", and particularly "atqu(e)" and "nequ(e)", while in other cases I had to force myself to make them (e.g. "quar(um) ex vestigiis"). In some cases I didn't elide, even though I'm in retrospect wish I had ("pondere affligunt"), while in some cases I deliberately avoided it (read "couldn't force myself to it"), as in "una ipsae". I generally feel a bit uneasy about eliding long vowels, particularly in stressed words, but maybe I should do it more? I don't know.
cantator wrote:Excellent recording too.
It is made with a Samson C10U USB mic. It's a pretty convenient design, with mic, amplifier and D/A-converter in one package (the USB cable transmits digital data), which means that you don't even need a sound card to record (though it of course will come in handy if you want to actually hear what you have recorded ). The drawback is of course that it is as good as it gets, and if you want to upgrade to even better quality, more mics (e.g. for stereo), mixing capabilities, etc., you will basically have to replace it altogether, I think.
I'm generally fairly pleased with it, though it has a bit more static than I had expected, which means that I have to hold it pretty close to my mouth while recording, so as to make the recorded sound louder (i.e. making the volume difference between the desired sound and the static as big as possible).