Bellum: of Mutants and Men

Fluent Forever: Foreign Language Pronunciation Trainers

A project in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA by Gabriel Wyner

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A software package that will train your ears to hear the pronunciation of a new language in two weeks.
Backers: 1858
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $96,276 of $10,000
Dates: Dec 3rd -> Jan 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Gabriel Wyner
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Latest News

$85k, The Survey, The Most Awesome Lists...

January 1st - via:
3 pieces of news!One, yesterday and today were both insane and we're already past $85k. I don't even know what to say, so I'll just go with "Thanks" and "You got your webcast." Two, the preliminary language survey is done and here are the top 5... (Read More)

Fluent Forever Trains Your Ear for Foreign Languages

January 1st - via:
Opera singer, teacher and author Gabriel Wyner set out to raise a mere $10,000 on Kickstarter. He crushed that goal in just over 2 days. His crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter which ends in one day – has now raised over $81,000 with the support of over 1500 backers. (Read More)

51 hours left, 1 last Stretch Goal

December 31st - via:
We blew past $60k, and then before I even got a chance to announce the next stretch goal, we blew past $72k. Just…wow. Due to a bunch of great press and the fact that we're the 4th most popular tech project on the site (soon to be #3, since the #2... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5 Achieved! Announcing á-la-carte options.

December 28th - via:
 We did it! And we still have 4 days, 19 hours to go. We picked up a lot of momentum from the Business Insider story (and a Wall Street Insanity article), and I've gotten word from The Daily Dot and that they're going to cover us too.... (Read More)

The Preliminary 13th Language Survey!

December 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Gabriel Wyner Fluent Forever Kickstarter

December 26th - via:
InGabriel Wyner is an opera singer who would like to help you realize your goal of learning all the tricky nuances of of a new foreign language. His Kickstarter project, Fluent Forever, is a pronunciation trainer app and book to help fledgling language students push themselves over the edge of fluency in a second (or third or fourth) tongue. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 (just about) achieved! Announcing Stretch Goal #5!

December 24th - via:
We're on track to hit $45k by the end of the day, which means that I'm going to officially commission 90 original illustrations for The Most Awesome Word List You Have Ever Seen.* Here's our current list of artists: Sandra Salsbury – known on... (Read More)

We passed $40k and we're adding Hungarian!

December 22nd - via:
Two awesome bits of news:One, we hit $40k at 7am morning, and support for the project has been steadily accelerating over the past few days. We basically skipped the mid-project lull (we only had 6 days that were slower than the others) and with 11... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Accomplished! Announcing Stretch Goal #4...

December 15th - via:
At around 1am this morning, we hit $25k. Thanks to your efforts, I'm going to be able to get these word lists translated in all 11 languages, compile all the info you might want about each word*, and get them typeset into 11 nice looking PDFs (and if... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Achieved!

December 11th - via:
Well that was quick. Yesterday evening, just 7 days after launch, we hit $20k. Hooray! At this point, we have the budget to add explanatory videos for every language. They'll take me some extra time to do, but they'll be worth it.  One of the tricky... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Achieved!

December 9th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3: The Most Awesome Word List You Have Ever Seen

December 8th - via:
Without further ado, here is a short explanatory video for Stretch Goal #3: The Most Awesome Word List You Have Ever Seen. Enjoy! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 We're already most of the way to Stretch Goal... (Read More)

Alright, let's talk stretch goals

December 6th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 – $15,000 – Speed up app production via outsourcingDesigning these apps will take a lot of man hours.  For all 11 languages, I need to find pairs of words that compare and contrast every problematic sound (Some examples from... (Read More)


December 6th - via:
And just like that, at 8:48pm PST, just 2 days and ~6 hours after launching, we did it. You just took an idea from "Wouldn't it be cool if I could make this?" to "I'm actually going to make this!" Your support has been insane, overwhelming and... (Read More)

Dear lord, you guys and gals are awesome.

December 4th - via:
We're at 29 hours and the project is 65% funded. This is insane. Aaaanyways, I wanted to thank you all for some of the best early momentum I could have imagined. Because of your support, we have a 93% chance of reaching our funding goal, according to... (Read More)

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