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Guardian
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quote:
Originally written by Lady Davida:

Stuggie, I'd say it's an extremely watered-down Western accent. Not extremely remarkable, but it's there. Also, I can understand the "half" part, but the way you say "Stug" sounds more like "Stayg", "Stag", or "Steg".
Western? I suppose it isn't too odd, as I am a Midwesterner. As for the pronunciation of "Stug" in the recording, it's not quite how I usually pronounce it. I noticed immediately after I recorded it that I'd mangled it a bit, but didn't want to re-record. Ordinarily, I do pronounce it quite phonetically.

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Kel, thank you for offering to host these files. I've just e-mailed you two files. One is a boring example of stereotypical Russian accent. Another, is my attempt to produce a more fun accent sameple, while making this post relevant to the original topic of this thread by allowing people to truly appreciate EVOL Zeviz's speeches, by reading a part of one of them with the appropriate accent. I just think "my comrades" sounds much better when pronounced by a Russian. :) (Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish that piece with a straight face.)

EDIT This modem is very slow. My e-mail is still being sent.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 20:55: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Shaper
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Stughalf's voice does not really sound Indian. No offence intended, but last time I talked to an Indian their accent different. Oh well. Maybe its because you have lived in America most of your life?

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Zeviz Accent
Zeviz EVOL

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E Equals MC What!!!!
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quote:
Originally written by Stugri-La:

What's the nature of this supposed accent I possess? I wasn't aware that I had any at all...
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Originally written by Sarachim:

I quite literally do not have an accent, unless "American" counts.
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Originally written by Kelandon:

I've never understood what people meant by not having an accent. You speak a language, right? And you speak it with the particular pronunciation of a region or country, right? That's a dialect and therefore an accent.
The American accent counts, and is quite strong and distinctive. Trust me.

EDIT: But not as strong or distinctive as Zeviz's! Wow, do you actually talk like that or were you exaggerating it?

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 21:17: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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Zeviz's accent is very normal for a Russian — Russian kills one's pronunciation of all other languages about as badly as English does. At what age did you come to America, Zeviz?

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Shaper
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Zeviz does have a very stronger Russian accent. And I also thought that it was pronounced Zeviz as it is written, with the 'e' sound instead of the 'i' sound.

EDIT: Kel, you have a PM.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 21:24: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Polaris
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Shaper
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The EVOL speech sounds great with the accent, especially the "my comrades".

Also, I've been slightly mispronouncing Zeviz, too.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 21:30: Message edited by: Dolphin. ]

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Nena
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I came to US at 13, but I am not very good with languages. Also, my accents fluctuates based on whom I regularly talk to. I currently have many Russian coworkers, so my accent has gotten worse than it was when I was in college.

As for pronounciation of Zeviz, the first vovel is a Russian sound half way between "e" in "pet" and "i" in "pit". I guess it might sound like "i" sound to you, but it's actually one of the sounds that makes my accent sound so weird. Just pronounce that sound as an "e" in "pet" to get as close as you can get to my pronounciation without making your entire speech sound like mine. :)

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 21:43: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Not that anyone asked me to share, but as I grew up in Boston, and lived for several years in Maine, Texas, California, and now Oregon, and having spent many summers in Ontario (Canada), I have the most neutral American accent. Of course after visiting a place for a few weeks I do start assuming the local dialect as my own.

Examples -
About = aboot (Minnesota and Canada)
Car = Cah or cahr (Boston)
Yes = Ayuh (Maine)
You look so pretty = May I go fishing all weekend? (Here and now)

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quote:
The American accent counts, and is quite strong and distinctive. Trust me.
I know this. I was mainly speaking for the benefit of my fellow Americans, who recognize a whole slew of regional "American" accents. If I can be an ugly American for a moment, I can't understand how anyone could call Bostonian the same as, say, Minnesotan.

Marlenny: Brooklyn sounds pretty similar to the rest of New York, now that I think about it. I guess accents here have more to do with ethnicity than what borrough you live in.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 21:51: Message edited by: Scorched Earth Sarachim ]
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quote:
Originally written by Scorched Earth Sarachim:

quote:
The American accent counts, and is quite strong and distinctive. Trust me.
I know this. I was mainly speaking for the benefit of my fellow Americans, who recognize a whole slew of regional "American" accents. If I can be an ugly American for a moment, I can't understand how anyone could call Bostonian the same as, say, Minnesotan.

Marlenny: Brooklyn sounds pretty similar to the rest of New York, now that I think about it. I guess accents here have more to do with ethnicity than what borrough you live in.

Actually, people always talk about how different the Long Island accent is, which if you pay close attention you may notice. but i get what you are saying.

To Zeviz: I loved your clip, very funny indeed. And as everyone else I mispronounced your name and still do.
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Zeviz: usually the age of 10 is the cut-off point. Your accent is not bad for the age at which you arrived.

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Shaper
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How do you make a clip a Wav or MP3? The only software I have that will record audio is IMovie, and it wants to save/play as a .mov using QuickTime.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 22:13: Message edited by: Dolphin. ]

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Nena
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Try Audacity.

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Shaper
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Thank you, Aran, that worked perfectly.

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Nena
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You'll need LAME if you want to export the project as an .mp3 file.

(Is "a" or "an" the correct article in that sentence? The former sounds wrong, the latter looks wrong.)

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Looks wrong, is wrong, sounds right because mp3 is pronounced with a starter vowel (e).

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What I think Salmon is trying to say is that the N in "an" is dropped before a consonant in the next word, so if mp3 were pronounced "mmpthree," the correct article would be "a," whereas since it is normally pronounced "em pee three," the correct article is normally "an."

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".mp3" is read letter by letter rather than as a whole word, so saying "a .mp3" sounds like ".amp3", so I tend to say "an .mp3".

Edit: Hope that makes sense.

[ Monday, July 25, 2005 23:16: Message edited by: Dolphin. ]

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Nena
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Actually, I was just hoping Ash had some pull in the industry and could get Nicole extradited.

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I missed something. What does Nicole Kidman have to do with anything?

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Wow, this thread has turned from a turbulent election to one concerning the vast intricacies of language. Well, okay, perhaps discussing accents isn't exactly an intricacy, but this is still very fun for me.

"For the record":
Thuryl sounds quite British to me, though I have no reason to doubt his Aussie-ness
Ash sounds like an Aussie
Stug does indeed have a slight midwestern American accent
Zevis's Russian accent is well, very Russian. Replacing "th" with a "z" ("like zis") reminds me very much of the way Germans speak English, due to the absence of the "th" sound. I imagine this is a similar case in Russian.

I think my accent is very much an American one, but I'm interested to discover how everyone will judge it. As such, I'll be recording myself very soon.

[ Tuesday, July 26, 2005 00:40: Message edited by: Slp006 ]

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Triad Mage
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I love the Minnesotan/Fargo accent. And the Southern accent. And the Russian accent. And the Ukrainian accent. And the British accent. And the Australian accent. And the old Jewish man from NYC accent.

Personally, I have a bit of a Maryland accent mixed with a touch of ebonics.

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And now you can hear that for yourselves:

track.mp3 - in which I discuss my afternoon plans (12 sec)
beyonce.mp3 - in which I sing along to "Daddy," by Beyoncé (8 sec)
groovy.mp3 - in which Simon and Garfunkel and Thompson perform an instant classic (15 sec)

[ Tuesday, July 26, 2005 06:22: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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