On Tuesday, March 22, 2005 6:10 PM, Gerard Meijssen
James D. Forrester wrote:
On Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:00 PM, David Gerard
This could be nightmarish in English - accents
are widely variant
and in Britain are used as markers of social status to a
ridiculous degree. This is of course highly politicised. I
confidently predict ten or more sound files per word.
Yes, but only /mine/ will be correct. ;-)
Actually, cataloguing them as "RP", "RRP", "Brummie",
would probably be beneficial for our article on said accents.
Swings and roundabouts. :-)
There is only one authorotive way of pronouncing a name and that
is how it is pronounced by the person himself. In the mean time
I would want a standard way of pronouncing a name. So I would go
for a BBC kinda pronouniation for British football stars. The
aim of this excercise is to have words pronounced for people who
do not speak the language. The intention is not to have it in
all dialects. There would be not much point to it.
Well, my voice when I'm speaking deliberately is probably as close to RP as
you are likely to get (slight North/East London twinge when I drop into the
vernacular, I suppose ;-). Maybe I should get a microphone...
Yes, the way someone pronounces their own name is probably definitive, and
place names for those that live there (hmm; not sure that we really want
people to learn to say "Nuu-ka-sel" ;-)), though that has issues, too
(*cough* Althrop *cough*), but what about other, general words?
PS I am producing a list of Dutch socces starts.. Half
of them I
do not know, I just know how to pronounce it. :)
Sounds great. Keep up the good work. :-)
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