What dialect of English do you speak?
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dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#42 Dec 3, 2013
I hope you understand Bee. I ain't meaning to offend ye! Let's say I have ties to Isle of Skye, Inverness, not Florida, and Whitetop Mountain. I hope this goes by immigration!

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#43 Dec 3, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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I have relatives in Indiana who have a slightly different accent than we do here. People in northwestern Ohio sound about the same as Hoosiers do.
Hoosier daddy?!

I have been told several times I have a Great Lakes accent--it's supposedly something you hear from those native along the lakes. I can't tell, but have been told my vowels are more distinct in my speech, the pronunciation of some words is different, and speech a bit "clipped."
sidekick

Galloway, OH

#44 Dec 3, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Hoosier daddy?!
I have been told several times I have a Great Lakes accent--it's supposedly something you hear from those native along the lakes. I can't tell, but have been told my vowels are more distinct in my speech, the pronunciation of some words is different, and speech a bit "clipped."
I'd assume others have thought this. When you hear yourself recorded on a voicemail, video, answering machine or whatever, don't it seem like it's not your voice? Sometimes i'll record memos or tutorials and think, "My voice isn't that deep" or, "Do I really sound like that".
And, everyone else on the recordings sound the same as usual to you.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#45 Dec 3, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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I'd assume others have thought this. When you hear yourself recorded on a voicemail, video, answering machine or whatever, don't it seem like it's not your voice? Sometimes i'll record memos or tutorials and think, "My voice isn't that deep" or, "Do I really sound like that".
And, everyone else on the recordings sound the same as usual to you.
No, it doesn't seem to be my voice. Odd. I don't know why that is lol. I thought that after 25 years of living in the south Dayton burbs, I would have picked up more of a southern like accent. And yes, they drawl like Kentuckians in the Dayton/Cinci area!!
sidekick

Galloway, OH

#46 Dec 3, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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No, it doesn't seem to be my voice. Odd. I don't know why that is lol. I thought that after 25 years of living in the south Dayton burbs, I would have picked up more of a southern like accent. And yes, they drawl like Kentuckians in the Dayton/Cinci area!!
I looked it up....

It sounds different because it is different. "When you speak, the vocal folds in your throat vibrate, which causes your skin, skull and oral cavities to also vibrate, and we perceive this as sound," explains Ben Hornsby, a professor of audiology at Vanderbilt University. The vibrations mix with the sound waves traveling from your mouth to your eardrum, giving your voice a quality—generally a deeper, more dignified sound—that no one else hears.

Through a loudspeaker or recording device, you pick up sound only through air conduction. "The sound we're used to hearing has a lower frequency from the bone vibrations," Hornsby says. "We like that because it sounds rich and full." Many people cringe at the playback sound because our brain struggles to accept that this foreign voice is our own.
sidekick

Galloway, OH

#47 Dec 3, 2013
This is why a lot of people think they can sing. LOL

On another note: Awhile back I noticed drawings looked different after I took a picture of them. I drew up an idea for a tattoo and took a picture of it to text to the person. The photo seemed to point out rough lines and bad shading, or whatever the case shall be, but now I take pics of all my artwork to see if I notice flaws anywhere.
sidekick

Galloway, OH

#48 Dec 3, 2013
Try it. Draw a simple picture with a pencil, and try your best, then take a picture with your phone and look at the difference. I'll bet you think the one on paper looks a lot better.
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#49 Dec 3, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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No, it doesn't seem to be my voice. Odd. I don't know why that is lol. I thought that after 25 years of living in the south Dayton burbs, I would have picked up more of a southern like accent. And yes, they drawl like Kentuckians in the Dayton/Cinci area!!
Part of the reason you don't think a recording is you is because wshen you normally hear yourself it is not just through your eardrum but through the vibrations through the tissues of your neck.as well.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#50 Dec 3, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Part of the reason you don't think a recording is you is because wshen you normally hear yourself it is not just through your eardrum but through the vibrations through the tissues of your neck.as well.
That pretty much explains why you keep writing the crap you spew.

woof
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#51 Dec 3, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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That pretty much explains why you keep writing the crap you spew.
woof
What is wrong duchess che bite your taint? We know you failed to take let alone pass anatomy and physiology, or anything related to the physics of sound and electromagnetics.

Now go take your meds and sit in the corner eating cat shit.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#52 Dec 5, 2013
sidekick wrote:
This is why a lot of people think they can sing. LOL
On another note: Awhile back I noticed drawings looked different after I took a picture of them. I drew up an idea for a tattoo and took a picture of it to text to the person. The photo seemed to point out rough lines and bad shading, or whatever the case shall be, but now I take pics of all my artwork to see if I notice flaws anywhere.
oh I know I can't sing!! I know darn well I can't narrate either--have created enough Flash or video demos to know this. Always look for someone else to do the voice and I will do the animation or video and technical production.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#53 Dec 5, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Part of the reason you don't think a recording is you is because wshen you normally hear yourself it is not just through your eardrum but through the vibrations through the tissues of your neck.as well.
that makes sense--I hear myself and strangely it feels strange to hear my voice, almost as if I am disembodied. But I also am not a big talker--I listen much more, more of an observer and writer.

Since: Dec 11

Dayton, OH

#54 Dec 7, 2013
Ebonics is the illiterate english, so quaint and humorous, be careful not to laugh, they take offense.

Most annoying is the arrogant NY accents. They too are thin skinned.

Deep white southerners have a relaxed pronounciation due the gentelman. Deep south blacks still suffer ebonics but not as bad, just a different twist. Sounds smoother to my ear.

Good news. Lord Oblamo said, "If you like your speech patterns, you can keep them".

Since: Nov 13

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#55 Dec 11, 2013
Shanikwah wrote:
Ebonics is the illiterate english, so quaint and humorous, be careful not to laugh, they take offense.
Most annoying is the arrogant NY accents. They too are thin skinned.
Deep white southerners have a relaxed pronounciation due the gentelman. Deep south blacks still suffer ebonics but not as bad, just a different twist. Sounds smoother to my ear.
Good news. Lord Oblamo said, "If you like your speech patterns, you can keep them".
The bottom line is that every geographic has their own syntactic way of speaking the English language.

There's no proper way, other than subject- verb agreement, which many Black Americans have a problem with for some reason. Louisiana has a lot of French hillbilly syntax and grammar, and the Brooklyn NY Italian speak is its own language, as well as the Irish in Boston or New Haven. If you've ever heard Blacks from England speak on the phone, you couldn't tell what color they are. There's something about Blacks subject- verb agreement problem here in America, and I'm sure it's because of the way they were made to talk during slavery abd later Jim Crow.

Ebonics is totally different in how it's spoken by urban blacks. It mainly has a lot of street vernacular or phrases that change every two or three months. It's sort of like the 21 century "jive" talk. During the 1960's Black liberation movement, a lot of phrases and words were used in speech like, "jive turkey" or" "Right On", "honkey" or "gimme five brotha".

When urban blacks talk to each other they use a lot of abstract phrases such as, "knowwhat Im sayin" or incorrect subject-verb agreement such as, "They was" instead of "They were" or " I ain't do nothing" instead of "I haven't done anything". I think urban Blacks hear this way of speaking so much, that it just becomes familiar to their ears and continue talking that way around whites, as witnessed by NBA and college basketball players.

A lot of 2nd generation college educated Blacks cringe when urban youth and older Blacks mush subject- verb agreement, because it appears to whites that the person speaking is illiterate. But they don't write the way they talk! Using right and left brain simultaneously, I guess.

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