Meeting Forvo editors: Rooibos

May 31, 2012

Q: A little bit about you. A: My name is Stefanie "Rooibos" and I'm one of the voices of the German language.

Q: When did you learn about Forvo? A: I discovered Forvo when I was searching for the correct pronunciation of rooibos tea. At that time, there were more than 10,000 unspoken words in the German language! The project immediately intrigued me, especially the idea of being connected linguistically with many people of the earth. I began to speak in my beloved mother tongue, and reported incorrect entries. Many words later, I was asked if I would be interested in becoming an editor... :)

Q: What did you like most? My personal goal was to work out the sum of the accumulated words. At this time there seemed to be an impossible task... Without time-setting, but with support from experienced users (thanks to fruehsachs) and editors (thanks to wolfganghofmeier!) of the German language we actually succeeded! A lot of night meetings and many, many hours were needed to cope with the amount of words. I am very grateful for a lot of positive feedback on my pronunciation and it is still important and very exciting to communicate with other users. The idea that my voice can reach all corners of the earth is incredibly exciting! I am glad that I can be a part of this family in Forvo. <3