Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Jan 11, 2018.
We'd have you cubby, you're good people
EDIT: lol @FatBurt
My shame is palpable
It probably accessed your camera, saw the six fingers and couldn’t tell if it was Manchester or Arkansas.
Great ******* avatar P
@Ender Sai join us
@Ender Sai don't be a
Ok, I need a sample text so I can share my silly Scottish accent(s)... And some idea of where to upload.
my normal english accent is apparently 54% british and 46% american. how weird it must sound.
normal accent is 99% british. but i don't sound british irl
In the sample pages, go to page 8 (marked as page 3). There is your sample text.
For the upload, use either youtube or I think artists like @tom use soundcloud?
Lol, Paul, I know you think I'm being a stupid American, but I've read Trainspotting and know there's absolutely no passage there that can be read on the JCC. Also, the Edinburgh accent I do isn't a Leith accent. Nor do I speak Scots. I do a slightly more posh Edinburgh accent. Not Morningside posh, but, you know. General Edinburgh.
I found a better solution and will present it later today when I'm bored enough, or when the NFL playoff games
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O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair are thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my Dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
where'd the quality bants go?
I don't know what you mean. There were some sick Burns in Watto's post right there.
I can't wait to hear your accents.
Right now I'm not bored by the NFL games. But it's coming eventually.
Okay, fellow dorks. Here we go. One of these is me, but I won't say which one yet. We're all reading the same passage, and the other two are real Scottish women from the Edinburgh area.
I would say let the mockery begin, but I'm pretty sure it's been going on a long time now
#2 sounds off to me, but I think you're #1?
I think Ender is right about you being #1, not because the accent is bad (I think all the samples sound convincing, but I readily admit to not having an ear for accents), but because #2 and #3 sound very relaxed, while #1 is very precise and focused, and I associate you with being very intense.
#2 sounds off because her microphone is letting in more background noise than #1 or #3, imo; I think she sounds a bit younger than I'd expect solojones to sound, but that might just be the slightly higher pitch of her voice.
The thing is, with enough practice you can probably do a very good accent but the trick really is to learn the intonation and rhythm of the dialect and be able to speak freely, without a script, that makes an accent good. #1 feels like it's working on all fronts; the other 2 sound like they're reading but #2 is a much more diluted Edinburgh accent, suggesting maybe a private education or time away from Scotland?