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Post Posted:: February 21st, 2009, 6:06 pm 

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Location: Ghent - Belgium
I haven't got a clue how to add myself to the list; could someone do that for me please?

I read mainly in Dutch and English, though I read a couple of poems in French. Sooo...:
- Dutch: Standard Dutch with a Flemish accent = Standaard Nederlands met Vlaamse tongval
- English: British English (aspiring to RP :wink:) with a slight Flemish accent
- French

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Post Posted:: February 21st, 2009, 6:50 pm 

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Added you to the table!

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Post Posted:: February 22nd, 2009, 5:01 am 

Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:43 am
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Location: UK. Accent : gorblimey, with scouse highlights.
One point about the fascinating subject of accents is that many of us suppress or at least modify them when we read.Why do we do this ? In my normal speech I don't pronounce 'h' at all, but I put it in when I read, probably out of a sense that h-less words are less 'standard'.But 'bahth' and 'pahth' aren't standard either, except in the South East of England, and we all keep that sound when we read.hefyd

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Post Posted:: February 23rd, 2009, 4:35 am 
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I think it's partly understandability - most of us first read aloud in school or church or other places where you were told to stand up, speak up and speak clearly. Whereas normal speech is usually much more sloppy.
And with Librivox I always try to keep my accent as understandable by the greatest number of people , and I know if I spoke fast in a more Australian accent , non Australians would find it difficult to follow.

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Post Posted:: February 23rd, 2009, 5:55 am 

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Thanks a lot Jc!
Would you mind terribly adjusting it a bit, though?
- Accent: Dutch (Standaard Nederlands met Vlaamse tongval); British English (RP with slight Flemish accent)
- Other info: also reads in French.
Dutch is my first language, so I'd prefer to have it put in the 'main accent' column.
Thanks a lot!!
Julie.

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Post Posted:: February 23rd, 2009, 6:06 am 

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I was in here so I went ahead and updated it.

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Post Posted:: February 23rd, 2009, 8:38 am 

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hefyd wrote:
One point about the fascinating subject of accents is that many of us suppress or at least modify them when we read.
Yeah, I do that all the time. And it's weird, because I'd have to actually make an effort if I want to read in my normal accent...

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2009, 7:45 am 

Joined: February 25th, 2009, 12:53 pm
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Location: Mississippi
Jc wrote:

And if you're scared of the Wiki, you can just post here and I'll add the info


I'm more than scared, more like terrified of the Wiki.... no code writing for me..thanks!!

Accent: US>Slight Southern... no drawl though :D

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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2009, 3:06 pm 

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I consider it a miracle that I even got Audacity to work, so I won't be trying any Wikiness in the near future.

Anyway I'm from New York City, so that's where the accent comes from. Interestingly, it's become more pronounced ever since I moved to LA; back in NY, I tried sounding more neutral. Whatever makes the voice stand out, I guess. As for the regional/ethnic accents I do, I won't list them here, because people from the region/of the ethnicity can get kind of offended when I presume that my caricatures of their voices are in any way accurate.


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Post Posted:: March 13th, 2009, 5:39 pm 

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added you both!

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Post Posted:: March 18th, 2009, 9:33 pm 

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I don't know how to add myself so here is the information:
Jenny>USA>
I am currently in Texas but grew up in the midwest, lived many years in CA then moved to Idaho. I would say the accent is general American. I like to play with variations on southern drawls. I love to read aloud, I have never had a child misbehave while I was reading in class.

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Post Posted:: March 18th, 2009, 10:57 pm 

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you're in the table :)

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Post Posted:: March 19th, 2009, 7:33 am 

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I don't know if anyone cares or can hear it but I grew up in Midwest - IL/OH. There is a nasal thing, that I hear in others sometimes.

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Post Posted:: March 20th, 2009, 10:18 am 

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jenny wrote:
I don't know if anyone cares or can hear it but I grew up in Midwest - IL/OH. There is a nasal thing, that I hear in others sometimes.
edited table

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Post Posted:: March 23rd, 2009, 1:02 am 

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Location: Chigwell (North-East London, U.K.)
Could someone add me to the page, please?

Peter Why - actual Peter Yearsley.
Location - U.K. London
Accent - south-east England, with some London colouring.

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