Maracas Bay, Trinidad
© Dagmar Deuber
Pigeon Point, Tobago
© Dagmar Deuber

Sample 3: Spoken – Monologues – Scripted – Broadcast talks – S2B-038

Broadbridge, Stephen and Alex de Verteuil (2005). Wildlife TnT (Wildlife Trinidad & Tobago). Pearl & Dean (Caribbean). <> (6 December 2012)

Reproduced by permission of Pearl & Dean (Caribbean).

<$A><#>Trinidad only ten kilometres from the Venezuelan mainland shares many of the biological characteristics of its huge neighbour <#>Tobago<,> a further forty kilometres to the north east<,> is typical of the palm fringed paradise of the tourist brochures<,> with white sand beaches and clear blue seas <#>But like its sister island<,> it enjoys a rich and varied wildlife<,> biodiversity if you will with a Caribbean flavour<,> full of sound colour and surprises<,,>

Markup symbols

<$A>, <$B>, <$C>, etc speaker ID
<#> text unit markers (~ sentences)
<,> short pause (approximately one syllable)
<,,> longer pause (two syllables and more)