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Author:  Jc [ December 19th, 2008, 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Test Project: Readers Accent Table

We've had some demand for this, so here is a Wiki page where readers can put information regarding their accents, or lack thereof. I've tried to make this as objective as possible, so the readers will be sorted by location: UK, US & Can, Austr & NZ, and Others.

Right now, this is OPT-IN ONLY, so please only post your own info. Depending on the popularity, part of it might become OPT-OUT (you'd be listed according to the Location listed in your forum profile) but I'll see about that, since it's a lot of work to track down everybody.

You may supply as much or as little info as you wish. There's a colum for Reader (your FORUM NAME, please), Location (As vague or precise as you deem comfortable), Accent (your own qualification/description), and any relevant Other Info.

So, without further ado, here's the page
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Accents_Table

And if you're scared of the Wiki, you can just post here and I'll add the info
EDIT: If you post in this thread, please also provide the link to your catalog page. Thank you!

Author:  SmokestackJones [ December 19th, 2008, 4:20 pm ]
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Hey Jc,

Okay, got mine in. Now, is this accents we have or accents we do...

...or both?

-SJ

Author:  Jc [ December 19th, 2008, 4:27 pm ]
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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!

Author:  RuthieG [ December 19th, 2008, 4:57 pm ]
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I did it! I managed to edit a Wiki page without breaking it! :D

Ruth
At least I think I did...

Author:  hugh [ December 19th, 2008, 5:04 pm ]
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added meself.

Author:  Melchizedek [ December 19th, 2008, 5:12 pm ]
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JC

In case you have not thought of it

Voxforge.org has some accent breakdowns for the global picture as well as country regional accent / dialect info ....

you might want to take a look at their stuff

Author:  TriciaG [ December 19th, 2008, 6:01 pm ]
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I have no idea how to add my own information to the wiki.

Reader: TriciaG (Catalog name "Tricia G")

Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto area

Accent: Minnesotan turning to Ontarian 8-)

Author:  RuthieG [ December 19th, 2008, 6:56 pm ]
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Hugh is sultry??? :shock:

Author:  bublsort [ December 19th, 2008, 6:59 pm ]
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the only thing is I'm not sure what kind of accent people would say I have. I grew up in Massachusetts, some people hear it and some don't.

If someone wants to listen to my recordings, say the recent Alexander's Bridge, I'd be happy to be categorized. My guess would be mild Northeast US.

Author:  Jc [ December 19th, 2008, 7:37 pm ]
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I've put you in the table

Author:  Starlite [ December 19th, 2008, 8:26 pm ]
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Can you add me please?

Starlite

location:

Canada > Ontario > South Central Ontario (ie North of Toronto)

Accent: Canadian éh

Author:  Jc [ December 19th, 2008, 9:10 pm ]
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You're in.
:)

Author:  smijen [ December 19th, 2008, 9:45 pm ]
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Hi Jc - I added myself, but you may want to rearrange... did you want all Canadians together and all US together, or just add people to the bottom as they sign up?

Author:  thistlechick [ December 19th, 2008, 9:54 pm ]
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Great idea!

Adding myself now =)

Author:  Jc [ December 19th, 2008, 10:08 pm ]
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smijen wrote:
Hi Jc - I added myself, but you may want to rearrange... did you want all Canadians together and all US together, or just add people to the bottom as they sign up?
I try to keep things as ordered as possible, while it's still manageable. I do try to keep countries together, but you don't need to worry about that.

Thanks :)

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