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The Harvard Sentences are a collection of sample phrases that are used for standardized testing of Voice over IP, cellular, and other telephone systems. They are from the IEEE Recommended Practices for Speech Quality Measurements in IEEE Transactions on Audio and Electroacoustics, vol 17, 227-46, 1969.

Example

List 11 consists of the following 10 phrases:

  1. Oak is strong and also gives shade.
  2. Cats and dogs each hate the other.
  3. The pipe began to rust while new.
  4. Open the crate but don't break the glass.
  5. Add the sum to the product of these three.
  6. Thieves who rob friends deserve jail.
  7. The ripe taste of cheese improves with age.
  8. Act on these orders with great speed.
  9. The hog crawled under the high fence.
  10. Move the vat over the hot fire.

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