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Justin Brett
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Post by Justin Brett » March 23rd, 2009, 3:41 pm

I'm also scared of the Wiki...

Name: Justin Brett
Location: UK - England - South East
Accent: Conservative RP
Other info: ? (can also do Latin, lousy at accents...)
Example: Gloria

If you would like to listen to the example and put anything in the other info section then that would be fine. Someone else's opinion of what I sound like would probably be better than my own!
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Jc
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Post by Jc » March 23rd, 2009, 6:46 pm

You're in the table!
Thanks! :)
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neckertb
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Location: French in Denmark

Post by neckertb » March 25th, 2009, 12:08 pm

Hi

Can you add me please?
Name: neckertb
location: copenhagen denmark
accents: in English: a mixture of French, German and Danish
in French: no regional accent
in German: I believe a mixture between Danish and french
in Danish: German or French depending on whom I ask

Sorry about the confusing informations, good luck with entering them :wink:
Nadine

neckertb
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Post by neckertb » March 25th, 2009, 12:09 pm

oh, and I am very good at taking an extreme French accent in English (Jacques Chirac-like)

Jc
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Post by Jc » March 25th, 2009, 8:57 pm

ok, it's in the table!!

:)
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Little Cowgirl
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Post by Little Cowgirl » March 30th, 2009, 4:06 pm

I'd like to be added to this awesome wiki even if I'm new here.
I couldn't describe my accent for my life, but here's a sample
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/sj/introbesteyandiareout_lc.mp3
so if anyone with a good ear could write a description for me... :D
Other info: Can do a very lousy English accent if needed
Location: Earth would do :p
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Jc
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Post by Jc » March 30th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Little Cowgirl wrote:I'd like to be added to this awesome wiki even if I'm new here.
I couldn't describe my accent for my life, but here's a sample
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/sj/introbesteyandiareout_lc.mp3
so if anyone with a good ear could write a description for me... :D
Other info: Can do a very lousy English accent if needed
Location: Earth, would do :p
Hello and welcome to LV!
As far as accent is concerned, I'd much prefer if you could write your own description. If not, then maybe someone else can offer some suggestions, but I'm rather lousy at describing accents.

Also, would you have something more continent-specific for location? The table is made so that listeners can browse by location, so it would be helpful to have some clue to that effect.

Thanks a lot!
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Little Cowgirl
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Post by Little Cowgirl » March 30th, 2009, 4:41 pm

Oh well, I thought someone could help since non-natives have had their descriptions written for them.
You can put Europe then, even if it sort of takes out some of the fun in it :oops:

Jc
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Post by Jc » April 2nd, 2009, 10:17 am

Actually, everyone wrote their own descriptions.

(The policy here at LibriVox is that we don't judge people's accents, so it would be a bit against the LV spirit if I had people describing others' accents in the table.)

I put you in the table, and tried to accommodate your description as much as possible. As for the accent, it's yet to be added. (and it's not mandatory either)
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Secrets
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Post by Secrets » April 3rd, 2009, 4:36 pm

Hi JC,

Could you add a description for me.

Welsh tonality & resonance (Richard Burton's Dialect)

earthcalling
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Post by earthcalling » April 3rd, 2009, 11:42 pm

Hi Jc,

I see we've got a few more samples in the UK table. Shall I add that colum for the other areas too? It does look like a 'goer'.

Cheers!

David

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Post by Jc » April 4th, 2009, 9:30 pm

Hi David!

Of course you can add the column! You don't need my permission :) (It _is_ a wiki, after all)
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Julila
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Post by Julila » April 5th, 2009, 4:22 am

Would anyone be so kind and put something along the lines of 'reads a bit of German' in my 'other info' box?

Thanks!
Julie.
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Post by Jc » April 5th, 2009, 1:30 pm

info added
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Post by BellonaTimes » April 16th, 2009, 4:59 pm

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/myaccents_bt.mp3

Me reading George Sand as:
  • Blanche Dubois
    Televangelist
    Sophy from my reading of Ferber's What She Wore
    NYC character, ala Life of Riley
    Eric Idle as upper-class type
    Julie Walters imitating roomie Trish in Educating Rita
    Vyvyan from The Young Ones
    Tony Blair
Did this spur of the moment so it's not exactly professional.
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