Roux: My lady, how can he say every-body heard a woman's voice.
Nel: I say that everybody heard a woman's voice. I challenge you.
Roux: I think what Mr. Nel can do is say that the four witnesses called by the state heard a woman's voice.
Nel: Four state witnesses all heard screams by a woman. That must be reliable even for a scientist.
Lin: My lady, I cannot say that is what they heard. That is not for me to interpret.
Nel: They all heard a female scream.
Nel: My lady, may I have an adjournment. I don't think I will have lots of questions but I would like to confer. I would need about 10 minutes.
Judge: You are still under oath, Mr LIn?
Nel: Mr. Lin. If we look at page 20, at 80 meters away. If the source of the sound was in the toilet and the listener is standing on the balcony.
Nel: The sound would be audible and intelligible.
Lin: We actually perceive a sound.
Nel: At 80 meters, it includes the ability to distinguish between a male or female.
Nel: In this table of yours there is nothing about the ability to distinguish the difference between male or female?
Lin: That is correct, my lady.
Nel: Then, okay you haven't dealt with that ability. Even at paragraph 6, that questions remains answered in general tones?
Nel: So, just to go, continue at page 23 we are dealing with the table. And the rest we have done?
Nel: If the source of the sound is the bathroom and the listener is 80 meters away the sound would be audible and intelligible.
Lin: Yes this is based on the ambient noise level.
Nel: Yes we used averages on everything.
Nel: You said it is impossible to recreate everything on that noght?
Lin: That is correct. I do however need to point out this model is based on scientific aspects.
Nel: It is possible but not concluding that someone at 177 meters away in the bedroom would have heard a the noise.
Lin: I am not saying they are lying, they could have heard but not made sense.
Nel: SANS 10103, the fact that you have to allow for a variation. Is the basis of the that, that the human ear would distinguish more correctly.
Nel: That is why one would have to allow for the 5dba.
Nel: I have no further questions.
Roux: You offered in cross-examination, do you have the instrument here?