Make a New Recording

1. Find the source document.

If you can't find a translation in your language of the document you'd like to record, email, try searching elsewhere (more translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here; more Swadesh lists here), or consider submitting your own translation.

2. Record.

To determine if your computer has a built-in microphone, check your sound settings in System Preferences (Mac) or Control Panel (Windows). If you don't have a built-in microphone, USB microphones and microphones with 3.5mm connectors (headphone-jack size) are good options.

If your machine doesn't already have an audio editor installed, try . It's free!

File Format
All file formats are acceptable, but lossless ones like .wav are preferred.

3. Submit.

1. Email your file as an attachment to
This will only work for files that do not exceed your mail host's attachment size limit.
2. Upload your file manually.
Follow our instructions to upload your file manually to The Rosetta Project's collection at The Internet Archive. (There is no size limit for items uploaded to The Internet Archive.)

Submitting a recording of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

The 300 Languages Project is working in partnership with LibriVox, an online volunteer-run project to collect audio recordings of public-domain texts, to gather recordings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

If you are submitting a recording of the declaration, consider submitting it directly through LibriVox. Submissions of the declaration made to LibriVox will become part of their growing multilingual collection in addition to becoming part of The 300 Languages Project collection.

Questions? Email

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