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Offline rolycat

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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #100 on: June 11, 2013, 10:27:26 am »
A fellow named Jozef once said
"In the near future analog's dead"
When challenged he roared
And was swiftly declawed
Thanks to Simon, who sat on his head.
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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #101 on: June 11, 2013, 10:30:43 am »
After squinting at roared/declawed for a while, trying to figure out how the hell they rhyme, I noticed that you're British.

I am giggling like an idiot at the imagery of Jozef being declawed with Simon perched triumphantly upon his head.
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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #102 on: June 11, 2013, 01:41:31 pm »
After squinting at roared/declawed for a while, trying to figure out how the hell they rhyme, I noticed that you're British.

Even though I'm living in America, I can't figure out how they don't rhyme. I guess I'll have to ask some American friends tomorrow to read it out loud...
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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #103 on: June 11, 2013, 01:48:57 pm »
Well, you're in California, you're weird. I'm from New York where we speak right, thank you very much!

Seriously, though, these are pretty close to how I'd say the words:
roar
claw

Just stick a 'd' on the end and there you go.
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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2013, 04:29:20 pm »
Well, you're in California, you're weird. I'm from New York where we speak right, thank you very much!

Seriously, though, these are pretty close to how I'd say the words:
roar
claw

Oh I see, you would say something like "Ro-arrr" for roar, with a diphthong and a closing "r" sound?

However, New York is an interesting location to pick, as in NYC can be found quite a different pronunciation without the "r":



Listen to how he says "pour", for example.

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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2013, 08:02:00 pm »
The "roar" & "claw" sounds to an Australian ear,like "ro-" (as in "rot"),&"clo-" (as it "clot").

As such,it differs from the "normal American" example in the "how to speak New York" link,where it is more like "Roarr"

The  "New York" pronunciation,with the "r" present,but not emphasised, sounds normal to an Aussie.
 

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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2013, 11:24:16 pm »
In my (southern English) pronunciation, roar and raw sound essentially the same  :)
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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2013, 01:09:52 am »
We've got different accents all over the place, and they're all "right"  ;D

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Re: The Death of Analog
« Reply #108 on: June 12, 2013, 03:48:27 am »
We've got different accents all over the place, and they're all "right"  ;D

But apparently some are more equal than others...

This is a clip from the rather splendid QI in which Stephen Fry explains that airline pilots with a Scottish accent are trusted far more than those with a Brummie one. He also does an impression of an Aussie pilot which to my ears at least sounds pretty authentic.


 


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