Test Project: Readers Accent Table

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Post by kayray » December 19th, 2008, 10:39 pm

Great idea. The wiki hates me -- would you add me?

Kayray http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=19

USA > CA > SD

(Though I can't tell if there's anything particularly Californian/San Diegan about my accent. I'd like to know if there is!)
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Post by lezer » December 20th, 2008, 2:00 am

Is this page mainly meant for what accent you would have when speaking English? So in my case: a Dutch accent? (but I would say that would be pretty easy to detect :))

Or also, what accent I have in my Dutch recordings (my first language)? If not this last, it can be removed from the table.

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Post by SmokestackJones » December 20th, 2008, 5:59 am

Jc wrote:Um... The accent listeners are most likely to encounter? I don't think it'll be realistic to ask for every accent you've ever done in a LV recording. Although, if you want to share the info, knock yourself out :D.

(My French recordings would be "Québécois attempting to sound neutral"... LOL)

Thanks for participating!
Hey Jc,

Okay. Sorry, I'm used to listing the accents I do on my resume.

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Post by catchpenny » December 20th, 2008, 9:46 am

Jc, what is your Chinese accent?
Anyone can read accurately. [i]I[/i] read with great expression.

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Post by Jc » December 20th, 2008, 10:02 am

catchpenny wrote:Jc, what is your Chinese accent?
Dongbei (Northeast)-who's-been-abroad-for-too-long. 8-)
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Post by Esky » December 20th, 2008, 6:55 pm

Would someone mind adding me?

I live in SW Virginia, but according to a couple of accent quizzes, I have a neutral/Midland accent, whatever that means. :) I honestly have no idea what kind of accent I have. Any accent experts out there, feel free to listen to any of my recordings and provide feedback.

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Post by bublsort » December 20th, 2008, 8:42 pm

i told my husband about this and he said "MILD northeast US?!"

but I mean, geez, I'm not a Kennedy or anything. :)

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Post by Quinkish » December 23rd, 2008, 2:51 pm

Please can someone add me to the UK section sometime?

UK > South West England > Bristol

"Soft West Country accent" is how the reviewer of my first solo described it

(I think that's also known as "Country Bumpkin" or "Yokel" :lol: )

Thanks,

Rachel

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Post by Secrets » December 23rd, 2008, 5:12 pm

JC, can you add me ?

I'm not sure of how to describe my voice, or dialect, so let me know what you hear. I'd be honoured to know, in fact.

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Post by Jc » December 23rd, 2008, 8:29 pm

All added ^^.
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Post by Quinkish » December 24th, 2008, 2:45 am

I think, Secrets, your voice is similar to Cori's which is described as a "Warm, clear and friendly voice". Also, "sultry" like Hugh's. Lyrical is another word you could use and let's not forget your Welsh renditions!

Rachel

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Post by Secrets » December 24th, 2008, 6:47 am

Quinkish wrote:I think, Secrets, your voice is similar to Cori's which is described as a "Warm, clear and friendly voice". Also, "sultry" like Hugh's. Lyrical is another word you could use and let's not forget your Welsh renditions!

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Post by mockfrog » December 26th, 2008, 6:47 am

Can you add me please?

mockfrog (cat name = Matthew Ward)

Location = Australia (NSW > Newcastle)

Cultured or more working class Australian accents

+ can do various English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Russian, Spanish, German, French

&

Various American & Canadian

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Post by AndreaFiore » January 1st, 2009, 4:45 am

Will you add me?

Reader: AndreaFiore
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2196
Accent: None
Location: USA > NV
Other Info: Slow, clear voice

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Post by Jc » January 1st, 2009, 9:41 am

OK, all added.

Thanks! :)
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