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Shaper
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He means strong. Strong = break bricks. He's right, you do.

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Polaris
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Guardian
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Both of you are Australian, though. Stands to reason it'd sound like a strong accent to you. Pretty much any American would agree that it's thoroughly commonplace. :P

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Stughalf

"Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed."- The Bhagavad Gita.
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E Equals MC What!!!!
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See, I can't hear the Australian accent at all. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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Shaper
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To me, the Aussie accent is...normal. The American accent seems to me to be...um...cocky. I can't really put a word to it. But Aussies are the master of shortening words:
G'day — Good day
How ya goin? — How are you going?
Naa — No
Johno, Davo, Macca, and many more — nicknames depending on ones last name/first name.

I love Australia.

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Polaris
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Who could forget having a stubbie and a bikkie for brekky?

(Actually, that would be a terrible breakfast, but I just thought I'd demonstrate the tendency to make every word end in -ie.)

EDIT: The American accent does come with negative connotations to me too. Maybe it's a result of it being associated with a country that often seems to forget that there's anything beyond it's own borders, or maybe it's just the sound. Either way, it does sound like the speaker is completely up himself. I know that isn't necessarily the case, of course, it's just how it sounds. Kinda like how Poms sound like toffs.

[ Saturday, July 23, 2005 18:45: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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Shaper
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Stubbie, bikkie, lippie, its all good. We are just too lazy to say the whole word.

My personal favorite slang: 'Go tart yaself up.'

Classic.

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Polaris
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Lippie would make an even worse brekkie than a stubbie and a bikkie, though.

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Off With Their Heads
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I'll host anyone's voice clips. Keep it under a couple megs.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Too Sexy for my Title
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To Ash: I didn't say you sound british just more british than thuryl (whom i think does not sound british at all).
To Dolphin: Don't worry about it; it is better to have no accent than a weird accent. For example me, I'm supposed to have the hispanic accent but since I've been living in the US for the past three years my accent has turned half american, half dominican, and half something else i'm not quite sure of, and according to some people my voice sounds pretty deep. Therefore, do not worry about it and post your voice. I'm sure many SW members are praying to God for you to do so. *Coughs* *Ben* *Coughs*
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Marlenny:

...my accent has turned half american, half dominican, and half something else i'm not quite sure of...
Any-one else think this is a bit strange? You must be one and a half girls. :P

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Polaris
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Yes, she definitely is. And I mean that in the best way possible. ;)

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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E Equals MC What!!!!
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Sent. I'm sure I butchered it.

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Law Bringer
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Apparently the most American accent is that used in Omaha and its environs. Unless you live in the area, you have an accent.

—Alorael, whose real interest is in where words like schism and prism got a second syllable. There should be some accent that acknowledges that there's really only one vowel in there.
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Too Sexy for my Title
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

quote:
Originally written by Marlenny:

...my accent has turned half american, half dominican, and half something else i'm not quite sure of...
Any-one else think this is a bit strange? You must be one and a half girls. :P

Not strange. I am a full woman who happens to be half better at other things than regular girls. Perhaps I'm more woman than most men can handle?
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It's entirely normal for unstressed syllables to consist of nasals or liquids in English. Think of the two-syllable word "apple," for instance.

What weirds me out is that apparently proto-Indo-European was perfectly fine with nasals, liquids, or continuants taking full stresses. That's just funky.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Lifecrafter
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It's kind of wierd but where I live no-one notices the kiwi accent (which is expected) but no-one notices most American accents either becasue theres so many that live in this area.
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Ash's second voice clip

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
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Shaper
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*listens*

Yay. You put in 'how you going?'.

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Polaris
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I think I prefer the first clip.
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This thread has definitely bottomed out.

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Nuke and Pave
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These voice clips are fun. Especially Ash's radio personality. Thuryl's voice also sounds very appropriate. I could see his posts being pronounced with that voice.

As for impressions accents make, I think British accent makes the speaker sound more educated.

About half-accents, I speak English with a Russian accent and Russian with an English accent. :) I wonder if I should post a sample of my grrreat Rrrushun uctzent.

[ Sunday, July 24, 2005 14:06: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Too Sexy for my Title
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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

I wonder if I should post a sample of my grrreat Rrrushun uctzent.
Yes you should, It would be great to hear it.
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Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

Yay. You put in 'how you going?'.
Maybe I'm crazy but I definitely heard "how's it going" both times I listened...

Stuggie, where can I find this famed recording of your accent? I agree that, to Americans, the midwestern accent is hopelessly bland, almost as bad as here in upstate NY. 'Course, from what they've said, that doesn't seem to be the case here...

EDIT: Can we get a link to "The dingoes ate my baby"?

[ Sunday, July 24, 2005 19:48: Message edited by: Lady Davida ]

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Polaris = joy.

In case of emergency, break glass.
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E Equals MC What!!!!
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quote:
Originally written by Lady Davida:

Can we get a link to "The dingoes ate my baby"?
Yes, you can.

*Adds name to the "We want to hear Zeviz" petition*

[ Sunday, July 24, 2005 19:54: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Lady Davida:

quote:
Originally written by Spring:

Yay. You put in 'how you going?'.
Maybe I'm crazy but I definitely heard "how's it going" both times I listened...

They mean the same thing. And anyway, a lot of the time in normal conversation its said in a way that you can't really tell the difference.

EDIT: Actually, it is more like 'how's goin.' And I put that full stop there for a reason. Its not said as a question.

[ Sunday, July 24, 2005 22:29: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Polaris
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