Wondering about the mix of nationalities on Librivox

Comments about LibriVox? Suggestions to improve things? News?
Darvinia
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 2959
Joined: March 15th, 2009, 8:38 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post by Darvinia » March 14th, 2015, 7:18 pm

Eastern Canadians pronounce 'about' as 'a boot' ... or something close to it. I'm constantly defending the western Canadian accent when US acquaintances say to me "You don't sound Canadian, you don't say aboot." I generally respond with something to the effect that "Canada is larger geographically than the US. You have many many accents across your country ... so do we."
Bev

"I yam what I yam, and that's all what I yam." - Popeye, the sailor man
"Everybody's got a mountain to climb" - Dickey Betts
12696

SonOfTheExiles
Posts: 910
Joined: December 20th, 2013, 1:14 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 28th, 2015, 2:29 pm

I wonder how many people on Librivox have spotted the difference between the Australian and New Zealand accents?

Hint: The Land of the Long, White Cloud is also that of the Short, Stunted Vowel Sound. :wink:
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
_________________
My LV catalogue page
Son of the Exiles YouTube Channel

annise
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 28290
Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Location: Melbourne,Australia

Post by annise » March 28th, 2015, 4:01 pm

And that is a rash generalisation :D . My NZ relations don't speak like that at all. Just like all the American for example don't say words in the same way, nor English and I've been told French, Norwegian and German.

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

glennobrien
Posts: 249
Joined: November 8th, 2013, 10:22 pm
Location: Launceston, Tasmania (TAS), Australia
Contact:

Post by glennobrien » December 31st, 2015, 6:06 am

There is a chart on Wikipedia about pronunciation for English dialects: International Phonetic Alphabet chart for English dialects

Post Reply