Thursday, October 3, 2013

Got Accent?

Heaven help us, I actually did a video blog. 

Let me preface this with:
1. I hate the way I sound on video...
2. I hate that my computer makes this the mirror image of reality...
3. Eh, why not?

Anyway: context: I'm linking up with Dara at Not in Jersey in an "accent link up" and what better way to share your accent than through video. So...sit back and enjoy?

So...I actually like how I sounded on this, go figure! And photobooth was being weird and its bugging me that the audio and my lips aren't synched...

Also, I forgot to say on the video, that I have a friend from the south (but with no accent per say) that thinks I have a "northern accent" and says that I laugh like a Northerner. Go figure!!

What do you think? Do I sound like a standard Northerner? What's your accent, take the quiz and take the results with a grain of salt, ha!

21 thoughts on the matter:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

It was great to hear your accent (which doesn't sound like you have one to me) and voice! I'm also glad that I was pronouncing your name correctly in my head!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Well it is very nice to finally met you on the cyberworld...I can actually put a voice behind this blog. Very nice job.

Nicki said... {Reply}

I LOVE it. My daughter is a linguistics major (plus Japanese major) and we had to submit to an accent/can you identify this person's accent quiz. We did pretty good. I never thought I had much of a southern accent as I grew up in the part of WV outside of DC - but boy oh boy apparently I do now as Allyson's school mates (in Boston) scurry to the computer to listen to us Facetime Video chat -mostly for the giggle and laughs at my accent. The linguistics dept at Wellesley has determined Allyson is MidAtlantic/Ohio - possibly MidWest. I swear, she DID grow up in our house right here in Southern WV.
Anyhoo - love your video, so cool to hear your voice and learn the pronunciation of your name. Wicked good!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

I love this idea! I always sound soooo southern on recording. :)

...melody... said... {Reply}

This is too fun! I always get asked where I'm from based on what I look like and then how I sound. I have an American nondescript accent (Californian) but I use the words "y'all and fixin' to" a lot. This is what happens when you grow up internationally! :)

Sian said... {Reply}

aaaaaaaaaaaw your so sweet in real life! Not that you are not sweet in your blog but it is nice to hear the voice behind it :)

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

My husband is from Boston and called it a bubbler too! I don't think you have an accent at all! You sound like me!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Loved this! I'm glad you cleared up the name pronunciation. I have always called you the very southern Tay-mar! LOL. That's what you would be in Georgia. But no more in my mind. I think you sound mostly neutral in accent. There is a bit of Northern in there, but I would never be able to place a location. I'm only slightly southern in accent, but not a big drawl by any means. Fun post!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

Hey this was fun! All 4 minutes of it! Glad to know you in a different way. And they say "bubbler" here in Wisconsin too. Still sounds weird to me after 20 years.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

LOVE getting to hear you!!!!!!!! Funny thing is you sound exactly like I always figured you would for whatever reason. :) I have a video coming up next week- not my face but definitely my voice. Guess it's the vlogging season :)


tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

LOVE this! So happy to know I was reading your name correctly! (btw - I don't hear an accent)

tinajo said... {Reply}

How fun to hear your voice! :-)

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

you are so cute! of course I knew how to say your name. but I think it's funny that people call you tam-er. There's a Tamara I know who says it tam-er-a and I always get confused and think it's tamar-a. oops. anyway, you are from such a variety of places from where you grew up, went to college, where your mom is from, etc, that you'd think you'd have a mixed up accent, but I think you sound like me. although I say Mary and Marry differently!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Are you kidding me....this is the best thing I've come across in blogland well, maybe all month. You are even cuter to hear you talk, and I'm so glad you did this, so fun!

I grew up in the burbs of Chicago, but have lived in Texas for over twenty years now. I don't have a Texan accent but not a northern one either? And even though both of my kids were born and raised Texans they don't have much of a southern draw either... :)

Munchkins and the Military said... {Reply}

You totally sound like a Northerner! Not on Dara's level, but definitely a little bit. Thank you for linking up!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

So good to "meet" you this way! All the time you were talking, I was picturing you in the classroom with the kids. =)

Ida said... {Reply}

Well that was FUN! - It was great to hear your voice (which I like very much). I always think I sound awful on tape. May have to try out the Video Blog thing so people can hear what I sound like.
I took the quiz...It said I was 95% Midland (Which Means I don't have an accent) but I am so NOT from the area it said I was from. I was born and raised in Washington State not Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana or Illinois. Weird Huh?

Sharon said... {Reply}

It's fun to hear your voice :) I totally thought your name was pronounced "Tay-mar." Sorry! I took the quiz and came out with "West" and I'm from San Diego, which is as west as it gets in this country. What a fun post!

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Pretty impressive - I've never attempted to do a video blog. How did you do it?

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

I loved hearing you talk : )
This was fabulous.

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

I loved watching everybody's videos! And even though it's been a few weeks, still think it'd be fun to post one myself.... so we'll see...