Phonetics

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  1. mephistopheles

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    I'm in school and I'm taking theatre classes, performance classes, music theory... you know, things like that.

    Anyway, in the theatre class we're currently studying phonetics:

    phonetics

    at first it was difficult, but now im starting to enjoy it. We hadta read a portion of the poem "The Walrus and the Carperter" in a accent of our choice... though we had only three to choose from.

    Southern(georgia-ish)

    Cockney(England)

    Russian(russia :p)

    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

    First was hadta transcrbe it into one of these accents using phonetics, then let Mr Eden read it aloud, to see if we transcribed it correctly, then we had to read it aloud. Its really very fun(I think)


     
  2. tallguypns

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    I'm certainly happy that you've provided a link to the wikipedia definition of phonetics. At first I thought you were going to be discussing that new field of science that allows them to selectively breed smaller and smaller phones.
     
  3. GoneA

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    Hey, that used to be my signature a while back.

    Just in case anyone was wondering. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think there's more than just the one version of a "Russian" accent, though. :rolleyes:
     
  5. mephistopheles

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    lol, breeding phones


    yea, we got it from a certain area, but i cant remember so i just said "russia"
     
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    ok.
     
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