Test Project: Readers Accent Table

Comments about LibriVox? Suggestions to improve things? News?
GayleCato
Posts: 65
Joined: October 28th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Location: Michigan, US

Post by GayleCato » December 3rd, 2010, 10:58 pm

earthcalling wrote:Your 'Past Days' sounds great, Gayle. :thumbs:

David
Thanks that actually means a lot to me that you think so. :)
-Gayle Cato

"Its nice for everything to be well and fun, but we learn better from misery"
-Prof. Gary Burbridge

Lucy_k_p
Posts: 2926
Joined: February 16th, 2009, 7:19 am
Location: Bath, UK
Contact:

Post by Lucy_k_p » December 10th, 2010, 12:26 pm

Thanks Cori!

Not to be picky but Lucy_k_p should have a capital L.

Also this info was meant to go in the Notes section:

Born in the Black Country, I currently live in Bath but have never managed to pick up much of the accent of either. Those from the Black Country think I 'talk posh,' those in Bath think I 'sound common.' I speak quickly, but am told I have good enunciation. I generally try to do character voices.
So little space, so much to say.

Cori
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11982
Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 10:22 am
Location: Great Britain
Contact:

Post by Cori » December 11th, 2010, 4:50 am

Oh no, picky's fine -- I'm sorry I missed those ... just fixing now! :)
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

Lucy_k_p
Posts: 2926
Joined: February 16th, 2009, 7:19 am
Location: Bath, UK
Contact:

Post by Lucy_k_p » December 11th, 2010, 10:06 am

Looking good now, thank you.
So little space, so much to say.

Welsh Librarian
Posts: 17
Joined: February 24th, 2010, 4:10 pm
Location: Ceredigion, Wales
Contact:

Post by Welsh Librarian » December 11th, 2010, 10:50 am

Name: Welsh Librarian (Harry Hayfield)
Location: Wales - Cardiganshire
Accent: English (Southern)
Other Info: Born in Wales to English speaking family and have been described as being "an Southern Sasenkacker" and "pefect for a Victorian" in terms of accents, even though I do not believe I have one myself. Have played a vast collection of characters in community theatre but feel most comfortable with those from 1830 - 1900 and from an upper class background.
[b]Good evening, gentlemen[/b]

MARTIN GEESON
Posts: 2601
Joined: February 8th, 2009, 11:30 am
Location: Haslemere Surrey UK

Post by MARTIN GEESON » December 11th, 2010, 11:28 am

Hi

I'm Welsh,too, but from the coast of North Wales (first 20 years).
I probably spoke with a mild version of the modified Liverpudlian prevalent there; then gravitated to RP on migrating to England.

Thanks to a recent reviewer of one of my projects on archive.org, I can authoritatively describe myself as being "bogged down with a crusty British accent totally unsuited to the subject matter."

This may refer to all subject matter - I'll have to wait for future reviewers to pronounce on that. :|

Dispirited, formerly of Llandudno.

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 38383
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » December 11th, 2010, 11:51 am

Oh, do NOT be dispirited! I've had bad reviews, too (I guess I'm too monotone or something - nothing on my accent...yet). Don't let it get to you. For every bad review, there are at least 10-100 people who love your reading!
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

chocoholic
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 13634
Joined: January 16th, 2007, 9:23 am
Contact:

Post by chocoholic » December 11th, 2010, 6:36 pm

Have you seen this thread, Martin? http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25422
I wouldn't worry if I were you. Some people will say anything when they are not face to face with you. And there are your other Archive reviews too, the really good ones (the ACCURATE ones). :)
Laurie Anne

MARTIN GEESON
Posts: 2601
Joined: February 8th, 2009, 11:30 am
Location: Haslemere Surrey UK

Post by MARTIN GEESON » December 12th, 2010, 1:27 am

Thanks, Tricia and Laurie Anne, for your encouragement. :)

I suppose it's partly seeing "all that effort" stamped with one reductive little adjective that hurts.

Back to my new solo with renewed determination...

Martin

Starlite
Posts: 16682
Joined: April 30th, 2006, 2:17 pm
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada

Post by Starlite » December 12th, 2010, 4:12 am

Ya, I had someone say they couldn't understand MY accent! I sound much like any other American. US and Canada are not that different. Oh well, you can't please them all.

Esther :)
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

neckertb
Posts: 12819
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:47 am
Location: French in Denmark

Post by neckertb » December 14th, 2010, 12:53 am

I remember someone writing: oh this would be so great if read by Martin Geeson and Ruthie, was it?
At least you got reviews !
:D
Nadine

Les enfants du capitaine Grant

Live in a death + 70 country? Have a look at Legamus

annise
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 29034
Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Location: Melbourne,Australia

Post by annise » December 14th, 2010, 3:01 am

Nadine you should just do what some of our readers do , sign on to Archive with a different name and write your own :D

Anne
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.

neckertb
Posts: 12819
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:47 am
Location: French in Denmark

Post by neckertb » December 14th, 2010, 3:08 am

I've done that but only for my group projects so far...
Some of my solos got recorded over 1000 times (pretty good for French!)
Nadine

Les enfants du capitaine Grant

Live in a death + 70 country? Have a look at Legamus

Rowland
Posts: 2437
Joined: January 7th, 2008, 12:32 am
Location: Linkoping, Sweden

Post by Rowland » December 14th, 2010, 3:15 am

I guess everyone has her or his preferences when it comes to voices to listen too, especially when it comes to audio-books and one has perhaps read the the printed-book first. Then one sort of creates the different voices in one's head.
But often a new, real voice gives or can give a new insight into a book. And after a while, having listened to an audio-book, one sort of hears that special voice when talking about it with others or - perhaps - reading the printed version later.
It is often the same with dramas and theatres too. We sometimes (sometimes !) at first tend to think of actors we would have preferred in a certain part instead of the one actually playing it. But as the play goes on it may change, and then the actor, his or her voice and movements etc. is the right thing.
But, as has been said many times before: 'You can't please everybody'. And we can only try to do the best we can, and hope some might like what we do.

Lars :)
Good friends are like angels... ...you don't have to see them to know they are there

MorganScorpion
Posts: 1037
Joined: August 13th, 2008, 7:19 am
Location: London

Post by MorganScorpion » February 14th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Hi there - Julia Morgan - UK - English RP also reads Latin, French, a little Classical Greek and Mandarin (Pinyin only so far).

http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=3006
"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt.

Post Reply