Which do you hear, "note" or "night" ?

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 8th, 2021, 5:26 pm

On the matter of accents, I recorded some lines for a DR play the other day, using a broad, rather sinister-sounding Australian accent. Some hilarity ensued during PLing when, due to my accent, T.J. heard me say one word when I was actually saying another one entirely. :lol:

In the spirit of fun, what do you hear in the following mp3 clip? I swear I'm saying "This is Slagle speaking. Hell of a note, isn't it?", however T.J. hears "This is Slagle speaking. Hell of a night, isn't it?"

Which one do you hear? :wink:

https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/Slagle.mp3

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Post by Availle » February 8th, 2021, 5:42 pm

I hear "Hell of a night". And that you're channelling Gollum... :shock:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 8th, 2021, 6:10 pm

Availle wrote:
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And that you're channelling Gollum... :shock:
It's a career move. Au courant, huh? :mrgreen:

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Post by mightyfelix » February 8th, 2021, 7:51 pm

Umm, is it weird that I hear both? :| And neither? :shock:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 8th, 2021, 7:57 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Umm, is it weird that I hear both? :| And neither? :shock:
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Post by k5hsj » February 9th, 2021, 12:34 am

I hear "night" too, Chris. It might be in the ear of the listener. If you're accustomed to the accent, you hear one thing, if not, another. Ask me again after I listen to the audiobook of The Dry. :)

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Post by annise » February 9th, 2021, 2:46 am

Course it's night :D Anne

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 9th, 2021, 2:56 am

annise wrote:
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Course it's night :D Anne
Anything for a shot at the Coathanger. :lol:

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2021, 7:37 am

Yes, I agree. Definitely 'knot.'
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Post by Penumbra » February 9th, 2021, 3:37 pm

Perhaps you could record both versions in one clip so we could hear how you distinguish the two words.

Sounds like noit to me, with a smidgen of "o" and a bushel of "i".
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 9th, 2021, 6:26 pm

Penumbra wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Perhaps you could record both versions in one clip so we could hear how you distinguish the two words.

Sounds like noit to me, with a smidgen of "o" and a bushel of "i".
The words here, still spoken in the same characterisation, are "Note, Night, Knot".

https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/Note-Night-Knot.mp3

Kath & Kim, if they mean anything to you, are said to pronounce "nice" as "noice".

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Post by KevinS » February 9th, 2021, 7:26 pm

My attempt at humor was all for 'naught.'
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 9th, 2021, 7:55 pm

Naughty but noice, huh? :lol:

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