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Wigan (+Sheffield&Liverpool) Accent Challenge.

I dunno whether to laugh or cry when I hear my voice recorded!

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Accent challenge

http://vocaroo.com/i/s07PhKZ7PrNX

Thank you for listening, I tried to make it most posh my working-class tongue can manage without choking on it’s own seductiveness.

I wasn’t sure how to embed it properly so here you go from vocaroo.

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dreamedalongday:

Accent Challenge for You Know You’re British When

seen a lot of these all over my dash and thought I’d contribute…

I was born in the north east of England In Sunderland but moved down south to Kent then back up to the north to Newcastle then across the river to Gateshead where I lived for 11 years? now I’m at uni at Bath Spa.

Word list:

bath / house / lovely / tongue / down / laugh / garage / zebra / look / owl / aluminium / grass / schedule / stupid / rant / squirrel / blood / bowl /  water / million / turkey / library / duck / either / epitome / food / castle / hour / transport / anorak / room / tractor / sponge / orange / towel / where / gravy (I read gravity, shhh) / murder / heir / laughter / potato / moon / bottle / patio / lion / authenticity 

Optional:

Grab the nearest book, turn to a random page, read us a paragraph. Let us hear your voice is all it’s smooth and flowing glory. Seduce us with your accent, make us swoon.

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice 

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roguelavender:

Sorry that it is a link.

I was born and raised in Derby, Derbyshire in the East Midlands of England and my accent is completely out of place. I was raised in a pretty chavvy area too. Anyway here is mine.

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lialdalime:

You Know You’re British When - Accent Challenge. This is what I sound like when I have basically not said a word all day.

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vampireisabitstrong:

So… For the precisely none of you interested, this is my voice, recorded for the YKYBW Voice Accent Challenge. I have problems with my voice when I hear it played back to me, because that’s 100% not how I hear myself. It always feels very weird.

I live in North Somerset, but my parents are from Surrey. I tend to think of myself as being vaguely accent-less, but I think I’m fooling myself and as the years roll on, I sound more and more like a Bristol lass. So long as it doesn’t become too apparently, I’ll learn to live with it, I guess! 

Two more things. First - that is not how I say singer. I don’t usually hard pronounce the g, but I recorded this twice and both times I came up with a Midlands hard G. “Sing-ger.” Whut. Second, I am aware that the book is A Feast For Crows, not ‘of’. Whatever. *twitches*

So anyway! My voice! Woo?!

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sweet-baby-jesus-and-the-orphans:

I did You Know You’re British When..’s accent challenge!

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jainz:

I did it, the Prophets are pleased.

(I’m from Essex, England.)

http://youknowyourebritishwhen.tumblr.com/post/82125886253/accent-challenge

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imaginewizard:

Here’s my entry into YouKnowYoureBritishWhen’s accent challenge. I decided to go one further and record mine on location IN Bradford, West Yorkshire. I also read from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

I’m not entirely sure what accent I have. I am a British Pakistani (that is, I was born England, but to a Pakistani heritage) so I assume for most of my youth, like most Bradfordian British Pakistanis, I had a ‘Bradistani’ accent. But then I went to Bradford Grammar School, and I think I picked up accents while I was there, and my accent has also become more received. Certainly my family (who still have Bradistani accents) say I sound ‘posh’ to them, and someone else said I had a Educated Northern accent, if that’s a thing. So I’m not sure, it seems to fluctuate. Have a watch and see if you can tell me!

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wibblywobblystaceywacey:

Figured I’d cure a little boredom with a wee audio post, which took like 9032985902385 takes because I kept stumbling on words and in the end I gave up trying not to stumble and this is what you get and yeah. I HAVE A VOICE, WHO KNEW.

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withfirewithblood:

My accent challenge! I’m from Hampshire (Winchester) in the south-west of England and I’ve lived here my whole life so my accent should be pretty typical of the area. 

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aipeinos:

accent challenge thingy (hopefully working this time) for ykybw :)

I’m from Manchester, England and I messed a few bits up but yea

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stillmorestuff:

My accent challenge, I’ve lived in North Yorkshire for 20 years but still, apparently, sound as if I’ve escaped from Radio 4. Slowly working my way up the country, Kent, Surrey, Leicester, Cheshire and now here.

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grimmivy:

So I did the accent challenge. I’m from a town on the East Yorkshire coast in England. Apologies for the quietness and the stutter. It only happens when I’m nervous.

Word list:

bath / house / lovely / tongue / down / laugh / garage / zebra / look / owl / aluminium / grass / schedule / stupid / rant / squirrel / blood / bowl /  water / million / turkey / library / duck / either / epitome / food / castle / hour / transport / anorak / room / tractor / sponge / orange / towel / where / gravy / murder / heir / laughter / potato / moon / bottle / patio / lion / authenticity 

Optional:

Grab the nearest book, turn to a random page, read us a paragraph. Let us hear your voice is all it’s smooth and flowing glory. Seduce us with your accent, make us swoon.

How to Submit:

Record your voice, upload it onto your blog, tag it as either ‘ykybw’ or ‘youknowyourebritishwhen’. We’ll be lurking the tags at the ready to reblog. 

Alternatively, upload it (to tumblr), and submit the link. Please be aware we will probably respond to links less than other submission methods (because effort basically).

Alternatively, make it a video, submit it directly. 

Rules / Guidelines:

  • MUST TAG. If you submit it, “accent challenge” is the first tag on the list, so no excuses! Please make sure to click it, not everyone wants to be involved, let them blacklist the tag and have a peaceful dash.
  • TELL US WHERE YOU’RE FROM. Else we haven’t a clue. 
  • UNDER FOUR MINUTES. Please and thank you, short and sweet, I did mine in like two and a bit minutes even with my rambling.

You do not have to be British or live in Britain to join in! Anyone is welcome :)

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destielintheimpala:

i’m northern irish and this is my attempt at the accent challenge. sorry if my voice sounds shaky or weird, I get nervous when recording my voice because i hate the sound of it :$ anyway, enjoy!