Do You Have A Regional Accent When You Speak?

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  1. Hal Pollner

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    Faye...I'd like to hear your normal speaking voice. I would wish it to be in the same pitch range as Lauren Bacall's; then my admiration of you would be complete!

    Please send me a digital or analog sample of your voice.

    Thanks a'plenty,
    Hal
     
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    Like most, I swore that I did not have an accent, but decades ago when in San Diego, someone said to me, "You're Canadian, aren't you?"

    I was shocked, and asked how he knew, and he said, "It's how you say 'about' . . . you say 'aboot' instead."

    Here's the thing, though, I do not say 'aboot'. I could not get him to realize that, though. Who can say why, but there's a good chance it was because I was wrong.

    Anyway, skip ahead several years of living outside of Canada. Was approaching the border to come home, and tuned into a Canadian radio station for old times sake. I thought, "man, they've hired some Brits as DJs, sounds like."

    However, it turned out not to be the case. I was simply hearing that Canadian accent for the first time.

    Well, a BC accent, at any rate. There are no words for how weird they talk in Ontario, lol.
     
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    Years ago I was in a Pub which had some strippers performing and was talking to one of them after her performance and asked if she was an American No she said she was a Canadian and we carried talking and I noticed that the accent sounded more British than the American one
     
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    That does appear to be the case with the accent. The burning question is, did she twirl her nipple tassels Canadian style or American? lol
     
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    I don't no I was not looking...LOL
     
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    No can do on the digital voice recording. I am however amazed that you somehow did get the timber of my voice very close. It is like Laurens was in her 80s but a bit more gravely and unclear. Also, it leans more to Texas sounding. Hers is New York. I am nearly impossible to understand now without teeth and not able to use my dentures. I don't talk even on the phone and avoid talking in public. I have to talk slow and very quietly. It is very frustrating, to say the least.

    So if you take the clarity and "sexy" out of Lauren's voice on this video and add a mild Colorado with a distinct Texas styling accent, you have it. The timber is very close. I am however very disappointed that your admiration completion is based on my voice. I was hoping it was because of my exceptional scientific genius and sidesplitting comic wit.

     
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    I have a southern accent. After we divorced our hippie hopping hubby's my friend and I took our 6 kids and moved to S.Florida. We tended bar in this little club across from famous golf course in Sunrise City.
    They sweetly called us Country Bumpkins. Most of the customers were from up north. Tipped good. We rotated different shifts so one could watch kids.
     
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    That's so cool! I'm of the mind that mega adventures like that are the best ever cure for major changes that have taken place in one's life.
     
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    It worked for us. It was fun. :p
     
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    I do not have a accent however I am not big on pronouncing words. It is too hard. The other day me and my husband were standing on the white sand of a beach. I think it is lovely. Well I said look Bill a buoy is floating in the water. He thought I said a boy was floating in the water. Is that dumb? I think it is hard to say. A white car just drove by.
     
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