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JCC Test your fake British or American accent

Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    We'd have you cubby, you're good people

    EDIT: lol @FatBurt
     
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  2. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My shame is palpable
     
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  3. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    It probably accessed your camera, saw the six fingers and couldn’t tell if it was Manchester or Arkansas.
     
  4. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Great ******* avatar P
     
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  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    haha scoom.
     
  6. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  7. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Likewise, P.

    @Ender Sai join us
     
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  8. Darth Punk

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  9. Diggy

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    He’s a

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  10. Darth Punk

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  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Ok, I need a sample text so I can share my silly Scottish accent(s)... And some idea of where to upload.
     
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  12. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    my normal english accent is apparently 54% british and 46% american. how weird it must sound.
     
  13. epic

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    normal accent is 99% british. but i don't sound british irl
     
  14. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Go here:



    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?
     
  15. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    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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  16. I Are The Internets

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    "You're browser doesn't support the app"

    100% heartbroken
     
  17. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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!
     
  18. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    where'd the quality bants go?
     
  19. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    I don't know what you mean. There were some sick Burns in Watto's post right there.
     
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  20. a star war

    a star war Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't wait to hear your accents.
     
  21. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Right now I'm not bored by the NFL games. But it's coming eventually.
     
  22. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    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.


    Sample 1
    Sample 2
    Sample 3



    I would say let the mockery begin, but I'm pretty sure it's been going on a long time now :p
     
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  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    #2 sounds off to me, but I think you're #1?
     
  24. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    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.
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    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?