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  1. #91
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    Sep 2017
    Location
    London in body but Paris in heart and soul
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    I can’t for the life of me figure out the recording thing. So I will just do like others who couldn’t record and try my best to write the pronunciations.

    I have a slight French twang to my English, my husband always says that I roll my Rs and things like that. I never notice tbh.

    Here we go...

    Aunt - arnt
    Roof - rrrrou-fe
    Route - rrute
    Theatre - thee-arter
    Iron - eye-on
    Salmon - sa-MON
    Caramel - ca-RA-mel
    Fire - fy-err
    Water - war-ter
    New Orleans - Noo OR-lee-on
    Pecan - pee-carn (????)
    Both - bow-th
    Again - A-gane
    Probably - prrro-bab-lee
    Alabama - AL-ah-bah-mah
    Lawyer - loi-yerr
    Coupon - coo-PON
    Mayonnaise- ma-yo-naze
    Pyjamas - pie-jam-AHs
    Caught - cor-te
    Naturally - nat-u-rrra-Lee
    Aluminium - AL-u-min-ni-UME
    Crackerjack - crrrac-kur-jzach (????)
    Doorknob - dorrrre-nob
    Envelope - en-VO-laup

    My husband had to help me because I can’t tell when my accent is strongest, my husband was howling with laughter at some points.

    What is it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
    Vandalism.

    What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
    Coca (for coca-cola) or pop

    What do you call gym shoes?
    Trainers

    What do you call your grandparents?
    My maternal ones are my grandmere or Mami and grandpere or Papi. My paternal ones were Granny and Grandpa.

    What do you call the wheeled contraption at a supermarket?
    A trolley.

    What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
    A remote.

    Do you think you have an accent?
    Yes. I always thought I spoke English just as well as I do French but I am often told by people that they can tell that I am French, apparently I roll my rrrs and say certain words differently. I think because I was brought up in a mostly French speaking household, my dad despite being English mostly spoke French when we were at home, that I will always be more French sounding than a native speaker.
    I only knew I had an accent when I started attending university in England when I was 18 and people would ask me where my accent was from.
    My husband says I am strange mix of RP English and French.
    lois + benjy =
    rufus alexander whitby • born august 2015
    identical twin girls names under reconstruction • due april 2018

    pondering...
    gideon • diccon • emmett • cyrus • hugo • linus • august • ezekiel • jago • sebastian • felix • byron • asher • marcus • xavier • arthur • timothy • leopold
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  2. #93
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    UK
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    Mine's here - hope this works! https://clyp.it/kqdt2x3d#

    I've also made a thread where you can vote for names you'd like to hear fellow Berries read aloud - come and add yours here!
    J. M. (2015) + K. V. (2017) ♂
    baby sister due in February!

  3. #95
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
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    Okay my pronounciation changes depending on who I've been spending the most time talking with, the "accent" apparently stays the same, I'm very easy to influence. But most of the time people can't pin down what my accent is, I get Korean, Japanese, American, Malaysian, British and Italian (yeah it's rather varied).

    Pronounce the following words:
    Aunt: Ah-nt
    Roof: Roo-f
    Route:root
    Theatre: Thee-er-ter
    Iron:i-urn
    Salmon: sa-men
    Caramel: Ca-ruh-mel
    Fire: fi-er
    Water: wor-ter
    New Orleans:N-ew Or-leens
    Pecan- pee-cen (but I used to pronounce it pe-cahn)
    Both: bow-th
    Again- uh-gen
    Probably: proh-buh-blee
    Alabama:Ah-luh-bah-ma
    Lawyer:Loy-er
    Coupon: Koo-pon
    Mayonnaise: May-oh-nayse
    Barrow: Bah-row
    Caught: Cort
    Naturally: Nach-u-relly
    Aluminium: Al-yoo-min-ee-um
    Crackerjack: crak-er-jack
    Doorknob: Dor-nob
    Envelope: En-vel-ohpe

    Questions:
    What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Tping
    What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Soft drink as a whole, but usually it's by the name eg coke.
    What do you call gym shoes? Sneakers
    What do you call your grandparents? Idk the English for it but poh poh, gong gong, akong and ama
    What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Shopping trolley
    What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote
    Do you think you have an accent? Yeah
    Now @scholastica xx

    ...Leaving With...
    Alessia Juliette Rose & Malachi Thomas Wolf
    Magdalena Mei-ling ~ Catalina Shiloh ~ Xavier Amadeus ~ Sebastien Prosper

  4. #97
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    154
    What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Vandalism??
    What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Soft drink/fizzy drink
    What do you call gym shoes? Trainers
    What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and grandad
    What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley
    What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote control
    Do you think you have an accent? Yeah

  5. #99
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    England
    Posts
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    The recording thing isn't working for me so I'll just try my best to say how I pronounce these.

    Aunt: Like aren't
    Roof: Roo-f
    Theatre: Thee-uh-terr
    Iron: Like ion
    Salmon: Sam-uhn
    Caramel: Ca-ruh-mel
    Fire: Fye-ur
    Water: Wore-ter
    New Orleans: New (like the start of 'newt') Or-leens
    Pecan: Pee-cun
    Both: Bow-th
    Again: Most of the time I say uh-gehn but occasionally I'll say uh-gayn
    Probably: Prob-ub-lee
    Alabama: Al-uh-bam-uh
    Lawyer: Loy-er
    Coupon: Koo-pon
    Mayonnaise: May-uhn-ayz
    Barrow: Bah-row
    Caught: Like court but with a less defined 'r'
    Naturally: Nach-rul-ee
    Aluminium: Al-ya-min-yum (the 'a' in 'ya' is short like in 'bad')
    Crackerjack: Crak-er-jack
    Doorknob: Dor-nob
    Envelope: En-vul-ope

    Questions:
    What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? I've got no clue, no one does it where I live.
    What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Fizzy drink/Fizzy pop/Pop
    What do you call gym shoes? Trainers
    What do you call your grandparents? Dad's Parents: Grandma and Grandad. Mum's Parents: Grandmama and Grandad. Mum's Step-parents: Nana and Grandad
    What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley
    What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote control/Remote/TV Remote
    Do you think you have an accent? Yes, but not the one I'm expected to have considering where I live and the accents my family have.

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