Friday, 13 March 2015

Accents



















I love accents.  

It's one of the treats of travelling around these islands.   

Here in Ireland, the accent changes every 100yds and they're all speaking English. 

This is a cracker wee video teaching the Holywood stars how to speak with a proper Irish accent, like!


And if you drive between Glasgow and London say, via Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham and you'll be going into foreign language territory every place you go.  
Here's a speech expert talking on the BBC. 


Here it's Mother's Day on Sunday and it's also St. Patrick's Day weekend.  
Plus we're launching the Emigrant Woman's Tale tomorrow.   Nervous or what! 
Whatever you're doing I hope you have a fun weekend.   

12 comments:

  1. What a fabulous little lesson in accents Fil - utterly fascinating. I've only been to the western parts of Ireland, but I fell hard for those accents. Wishing you a most wonderful weekend.

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    1. Oh the accent in the West is so beautiful Deborah ... a lovely part of the world. Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. They're all so beautiful *_* I have a weird American accent, because I was raised in Louisiana, and then moved to California, haha. But I find most accents very beautiful. I get giddy when my Vacouver-born girlfriend says 'boot instead of 'about'. ^_^

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    1. I love the Louisiana accent ... I find it hard to distinguish between Canadian and Northern American states but hearing someone saying something in a different way is fabulous :)

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  3. When people over here say "I love your accent" I always reply, this isn't an accent it's the original sound. Good luck with The Emigrant Woman's Tale.

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  4. Loved that guy with the accents.

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  5. I love hearing about different accents. I studied linguistics a little while ago and find the way that different languages and dialects develop fascinating too. :-)

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    1. It's so interesting isn't it? I did a bit of it at Uni and it was such fun.

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  6. That video is brilliant! He's so clever! I love accents. I always laugh at the clarinettist in my orchestra when he says Beethoven. He's from Belfast and he says Bee-it-hoven which I enjoy mimicking- it's the only word I can sound convincing in an Irish accent.
    Ok, so the crinkle shirt. I've not had one but is it long or short? I'm not a huge expert on shirts but if you were wearing it over trousers, if you had a wide brown or black belt, you could belt the shirt to give it some shape and definition. You could also do that over a skirt with the belt, but leave it untucked. A waistcoat over the shirt might also look good if you want to avoid the belt. Wearing it half buttoned over a black camisole (again you could belt it) might work- try wearing a long beady sort of necklace with it. You could also wear it over a shift dress (or under). Er- is this any help? Hard to say when I can't see the shirt! You could send me a picture and I could try and help! I'm no fashion or styling expert despite the fact I like to post outfits, I've just learnt things from reading other bloggers!
    xx

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  7. Hi Fil - those were fun to listen to .. I'm hopeless with accents - I just speak and seem to pick up bits and bobs .. no idea why and I certainly can't reproduce them. The Sussex accent was quite difficult for me to understand on my return from South Africa ... but the Cornish accent is dear to my heart - but I can't do it for love or money.

    Cheers Hilary

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  8. Wonderful accents. So much fun.
    Best of luck with the show!

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