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Post by ToddHW » July 6th, 2020, 5:12 am

Having just moved to the South two years ago, I though I learned in my "How to Talk Southern" class that the plural form was "ye'all".

(The singular "y'all" was already in my vocabulary, but as a type of sailboat.)

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Post by alanmapstone » July 6th, 2020, 5:53 am

benderca wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 4:51 am
Sorry... but on another note, I wouldn't even want to know what y'all think of my many attempts to do a British accent here on Librivox, especially since I've never been to the UK... :help:
Your attempted British accent cannot possibly as bad as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins ("Cor Blimey Mary Poppins") that was the WOAT 😺
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Post by benderca » July 6th, 2020, 9:08 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 5:53 am
benderca wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 4:51 am
Sorry... but on another note, I wouldn't even want to know what y'all think of my many attempts to do a British accent here on Librivox, especially since I've never been to the UK... :help:
Your attempted British accent cannot possibly as bad as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins ("Cor Blimey Mary Poppins") that was the WOAT 😺
Ha! And definitely not as bad as Kevin Costner's attempted generic British accent in Robin Hood. Apparently he and his director had a difference of opinion -- his director begging him to drop the accent, which he did throughout most of the film (after the dialect coach was fired for doing such a poor job :lol: ). Ay me...

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Post by ToddHW » July 6th, 2020, 10:15 am

Thank you.

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Post by skypigeon » July 6th, 2020, 10:55 am

alanmapstone wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 5:53 am
benderca wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 4:51 am
Sorry... but on another note, I wouldn't even want to know what y'all think of my many attempts to do a British accent here on Librivox, especially since I've never been to the UK... :help:
Your attempted British accent cannot possibly as bad as Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins ("Cor Blimey Mary Poppins") that was the WOAT 😺
I've been told that, when an American attempts to sound "natural" in Britain and in turn is called "another Dick Van Dyke," that is NOT a compliment :D :D :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 6th, 2020, 11:17 am

American attempts at the Australian accent are generally informed by either the Artful Dodger or the Monty Python Bruces, both of which are rather wide of the mark.

Michael Caine’s version, the one you hear at the end of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels“, is really quite good, though it wouldn’t fool an Australian. He himself had a Cockney accent originally, so he knows the Australian one is related but different. Caine’s is informed more by attitude, which is a substantial part of any attempt at an Aussie accent ... listen to Spenser Jermyn or Bill Power for a little while if you wonder what I mean by this. I’d love to see more people attempting an Australian accent in Australian LV works.

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Post by ToddHW » July 6th, 2020, 11:38 am

ToddHW wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 5:12 am
Having just moved to the South two years ago, I though I learned in my "How to Talk Southern" class that the plural form was "ye'all".

(The singular "y'all" was already in my vocabulary, but as a type of sailboat.)

Thanks, Todd
Oh, confusion. Alan - in Sweet Lavender, p13, Dr Delaney says "that ye'll put a stop to the lessons" when talking to just one person.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2020, 11:57 am

Ah, well, that contraction expands to "ye will," not "ye all". Context makes all the difference. :wink:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 6th, 2020, 12:50 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 11:57 am
Ah, well, that contraction expands to "ye will," not "ye all". Context makes all the difference. :wink:
Can’t help but think this is why all the early Jimmy Stewart cowboy movie dialogue seems to consist solely of “Yup” and “Nope”. :wink:
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Post by ToddHW » July 6th, 2020, 1:34 pm

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Post by benderca » July 6th, 2020, 5:13 pm

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 11:17 am
American attempts at the Australian accent are generally informed by either the Artful Dodger or the Monty Python Bruces, both of which are rather wide of the mark.
So my first 'stralian lessons I learned as a student traveling the world consisted of the phrases, "g'day, mate" and "pack a sack lunch and a water bag, mate, it's gunna be a long haul," phrases I still use today when opportunity arises...


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Post by ToddHW » July 8th, 2020, 6:36 am

Thank you.

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