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Accents 'round the world

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 01:54 pm
This is really very good.

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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 02:03 pm
@chai2,
fabulous
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 02:07 pm
@chai2,
Spiffingly spiffing, thanking yourselves greatly for the link.
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TTH
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 02:07 pm
@chai2,
I don't have an accent, everybody else just talks funny Laughing
Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 02:08 pm
@TTH,
I can imagine...
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 03:37 pm
So, I'm curious.

When she got to "your" accent, do you think she did it justice?

The Texas one was one you don't hear in metropolitan areas. She sounded just like Matthew McConnaughy, who looking it up, is from Uvalde "where's that at?", Texas

I'm not from the Bronx or Brooklyn, but I loved that "Wha?.... 'Cause I'm doin' the thing here!" bit.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 03:49 pm
@chai2,
I've seen many videos of people trying to imitate various accents and that is easily the best one I've come across.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 04:31 pm
i wish i could remember the comedian who told this tale, he was discussing how a man tried to lose there cockney (i believe) accent, they were with a speech therapist who was trying to cure them of say "F" for "TH"

the therapist asked, how much is 22 and 11
the man replies, firty free
the therapist corrects him, it's thirty three
yeah, the man replies, that's what i said firty free
no, it's thirty three, the therapist asks how would you spell it
you don't spell it, the man says, it's a bleeding number
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TTH
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:23 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
So, I'm curious. When she got to "your" accent, do you think she did it justice?
Yes, she sounded like someone from WA.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:33 pm
Yes, she did good on the German accent too.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 11:13 pm

It was brilliant. I loved it.

Did she say that she was trained in 1945 ?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 11:19 pm

Did Amy insult the I.Q.s of New Zealanders ?
2PacksAday
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 12:23 am
That was a "clean" Texas...when I try to sound educated, I speak like that.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 12:40 am
Her French line was really good.
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 12:56 am
@Francis,
If I hadn't been looking at her and had just heard her voice - I'd have thought that my daughter's best friend Charlotte, was saying the first line. In fact, after listening to the whole thing - I was curious to see what her nationality really was - I thought she'd be English.

I'd have liked to have heard her New Jersey affectation. She's from Philly - which is close enough- but her own accent is nondescript or diluted - not typical Philly- which is similar to south Jersey - probably because it works to her advantage to be accent neutral as an actress.
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aidan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 01:22 am
@OmSigDAVID,
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Did Amy insult the I.Q.s of New Zealanders ?

I took it to indicate that they were 'laid back'.

But this reminded me that I find it curious that New Zealanders and South Africans (white south africans speaking English) employ similar pronunciation on certain words. Sometimes, I get them mixed up - and that just seems so strange to me - that a country in Africa somehow has a somewhat similar accent to a totally unrelated island nation - weird.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 01:49 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
Did Amy insult the I.Q.s of New Zealanders ?

I took it to indicate that they were 'laid back'.

But this reminded me that I find it curious that New Zealanders and South Africans
(white south africans speaking English) employ similar pronunciation
on certain words. Sometimes, I get them mixed up - and that just
seems so strange to me - that a country in Africa somehow has
a somewhat similar accent to a totally unrelated island nation - weird.
The New Zealander coud not remember her age.
She gave 3 different inconsistent ages, as tho she were disturbed
by a mind altering substance.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 01:50 am

What did this have to do with her being trained in 1945 ?
aidan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 01:56 am
@OmSigDAVID,
She wasn't trained in 1945 David - apply logic. She was using the Transatlantic accent commonly taught to women who were actresses and air hostesses during that time.
It reminded me of how Judy Garland and the Good Witch spoke in The Wizard of Oz.

I thought the New Zealand thing was cute - sometimes I forget how old I am- if it's right before or after a birthday...the other day I started to write the year 2007 on a check and I'm not disturbed or on drugs.

The ages were all within two years of twenty-five - not totally unrelated. Although I don't know - maybe New Zealanders have a reputation for being spacy - the ones I've met have all been pretty sharp.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 02:05 am
@aidan,

I do not believe that she was trained in 1945,
but it sounded like she said that she was trained then.

That struck me as odd, and unexplained.
 

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