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12 January 2011 @ 12:21 am
Voice Meme! Gacked From chickadilly  
Make a voice post with the following things so that your F-list can hear how you pronounce them (and laugh at you, of course):

Your name and/or username
Where you’re from
The words “roof”, “aunt”, “direction”, and “naturally”; to which list the Q family appended “school”, “book”, “g’day”, “castle”, “grass”, “aluminium”, “herbs”, and “caramel” - and I added "dynasty", "theatre", "adult", "garage", advertisment", "fertile", "anaesthetist", "banana", "Berkshire", "Derby", "Hertford"
Your favourite song
Your favourite character
A word in a different language

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On the Verge of: awakeawake
Grace: Brandon; DC; Nerdrepmetsyrrah on January 12th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
I won't go all linguistic-y on you, though I can't yet tell American accents apart so I can't say too much :P (unless it's a very strong Texas accent or something and those I really only know from TV...) but Americans saying "aluminium" always makes me lol :P And we have "g'day" here too and you said it fine :P You also had a different syllable stressed in "advertisement" which interested me…

Edited at 2011-01-12 08:24 am (UTC)
Lois: Clark :: Shykalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
You actually called me on the two I expected. British English always sounds so much more polished than ours.
saavikam77: Clark_Our_Secretsaavikam77 on January 12th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Not laughing at all. Actually, our dialects are pretty much the same, though I'm sure we tend to slip into our respective southern accents in times of stress or exhaustion. :p

I'm gonna have to set up my voice post thing (have never done one before), just so I can do this and bitch about the British spelling/pronunciation of aluminum. XD
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Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
That is probably my all-time favorite difference between the English pronunciation and ours. It's just fun to say it the correct way. :D
Lois: Clois :: *snorfle*kalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Is it really obvious that I'm trying not to let my accent interfere? XD
Barbara: I ♥ my f-listhtbthomas on January 12th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I love how proper you sound when you pronounce things. Mom, you really should have been a language professor. Really. :D
Barbara: Listen Up Children TMBGhtbthomas on January 18th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Aw. :) Well, I'm a music teacher who dabbles in drama, so I'm pretty much doing a lot of it already. :)
Obsessed fangirl: Tangled - chameleon hehehebabettew54 on January 12th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
*LOL* Quite a pause there for that 'long' word! I don't know how to prononce it either!!

The only 'different' words were 'aunt', 'caramel' and 'advertisement' which can go either way.

Cute meme... off to post!! :D
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
I know I've seen the word before, but I've never had to use it, so....yeah. XD It sucks, though, being an English major.

Yeah, it seems as though those are the main differences with we Americans. It's a whole different kettle of fish across the Pond, though. XD
januariedjanuaried on January 14th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Interesting stuff! It sounds like we pronounce most of those words mostly the same, except you put a different emphasis on advertisement and you didn't pronounce the "t" in Kent (or did I just miss it?). I might have to do this one!
Lois: Clark :: Woobiekalalanekent on January 18th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Huh. It's really funny how we can live in the same country and still pronounce things differently. And yes, I did say the 't'. Maybe it just didn't pick it up well? *is confuzzled*