Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

...The title is a bit of a misnomer this week as, in fact, I do speak!!! Yes, after a handful of requests resulting from the Farmer's Interview (see sidebar if you missed it), wondering about my accent. As I said at the time, I believe it is fairly neutral, with strongish hints of Aussie. The Scottish tends not to arrive unless I am talking to a Scot..or thinking specifically about something Scottish. Same with the Mumbai twang (although, interestingly, there are some similarities between that and the Scots, such as the well round vowels and rolling 'r').  Anyhoo, not the best voiceover I've ever done, but it is unscripted and 'first take'. Whaddya hear???



...and of course now I listen back to myself I realise I said 'warm' when in fact I meant 'chill'!!! Mac2 had to pull on her ...mac...  as it even threatened a few spits of rain.  It was a lovely outing though, and we hooked up with Mac1 and the Maestro (who had been among the picnickers) for a ride home.


21 comments:

  1. I tend to have different accents depending on who I'm talking too!

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  2. Hari OM
    Yes that's what happens to me... no put on... it just happens, which is why I say I'm a verbal chameleon! Yxx

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  3. Pretty blooms! I have been told I have a southern US accent and I live in Maryland which is a mid-Atlantic state. I hope you are having a great Monday, enjoy your week!

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  4. oh, dear, we get a message that says the video is private.

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  5. Unfortunately I heard nothing on the video, but just saw a blank screen and a message saying 'this video is private'. But in when we met in person I heard a faint note of Australian, for sure.
    I may be deluding myself, but I think my accent - pretty much standard BBC English, although with the short 'a' of someone born north of Watford Gap - stays pretty much the same whomever I'm with.
    Cheers!
    Gail.

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    1. Hari OM
      Oooopps my bad - thanks for mentioning - Jan's message came through at same time.... I had forgotten to actually publish the video!!! That's what happens when you do things in the weeeeee smallll hourrrsssss........
      YAM xx

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    2. OK thanks, got it now. Your voice sounds very attractive and 'musical' on the video.
      Cheers, Gail.
      PS Did I ever tell you how I once shared an office with a geologist called Heather Auld and we stuck an Edinburgh postcard on our door saying 'Welcome to Auld Reekie'!

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    3. Hari OM
      PHEW>.... oh I think Bertie once 'dobbed' you in on that one! Yes, I thought it was very clever of the RBGE to market this flower event as New Reekie!! They actually don't know if it will ever flower again, so am very glad I made the effort to get there. Yxx

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  6. OMD!! OMD!!! OMD!!! We were SHOCKED!! The video DID play for us (went to You Tube) and we found it hard to even see the photos cuz we were listening to your voice so much! We could NOT put our paw on exactly what we heard only that it was NOT what we expected BOL! First of all, we thought we heard an Aussie accent but it was not as "sharp" (defined??) as what we would expect. We didn't hear any Mumbai and Scottish just every now and again. We laughed that you considered it mostly neutral BOL! Nothing neutral about it, we think it is a tapestry! Yes, a very lovely tapestry! Thanks for the sound!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Hari OM
      Oh you must just have got there as I clicked the publish... so glad you thought latturrrr...leettttteerr...latttuurrrllllly .... left of field.

      Awwww what lovely thing to say!!! Thanks doodz. Yxx

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  7. Oh, how neat. I was surprised when I heard your voice. You sound so very much like a friend who came from England. I love to listen to her talk. She's so upbeat and her voice has a lilting quality. Thank you so much for posting the video. Loved it. :)

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  8. I watch don you tube and luffed it…what great photos, those fishes are just like mine!!!! Were there any buttie pillars on those beautiful flowers?
    You do haf a sweet lilting voice, very pleasant to listen to wiv I finks a hint of Aussie?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Hari OM
      Yes, the Aussie is the strongest influence, but it does wander about a bit! The gorgeous meadow flowers attracted lots of bees and there were one or two small butterflies, but not as many as I would have hoped. Yxx

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  9. Such a musical and comforting voice! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of yourself!!!

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  10. Yam Aunty oh pooh we cannot play your video...
    Hugs madi and mom

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  11. We tried again by clicking on the YouTube link.....lo and behold we heard your lovely soothing voice. thank you for the tour.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  12. We watch and listen to the video quite easily. You have a lovely voice and would be a wonderful reader for novel or the newspapers for the blind. We from Cincinnati have kind of an accent even though we are in the center of the United States. We say please when we don't understand what you have said or use please for excuse me ~ we add an L to idea when we speak, sayings are part of our heritage.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  13. You have lovely soothing voice not like mom's a combination of Oklahoma and Texas. Mom says she sounds like a hick but I think she sounds like mom.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  14. Loved the video with your commentary!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

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  15. that was great to wander around with having you as a tour guide... it was a little like being really there. I love the cones of that ginger plants, that's a super color :o)
    easy rider

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