Nameberry Accent Challenge!

Ill try to get to it this weekend school has been brutal

So, after about ten minutes of attempting to log in, I finally got logged in. But, apparently, the email is linked to a “rainierloner”. Does anyone know what’s going on? I’m having the name issue with the Nameberry Names account.

I can’t even log in… :confused:

I can’t record myself on Soundcloud but here is my best pronunciation for the following.

Aunt- I say like “ant”
Roof- I say it how it looks, not like “ruff”
Route- I mix it up a bit. I’ll sometimes say it like “root” and other times like out with an r in front.
Theater- “Thee-ter”
Iron- “I-ern”
[name_u]Salmon[/name_u]- “Sa-min”
Caramel- “Care-ah-mel”
[name_m]Fire[/name_m]- “Fye-er”
Water- Wah-ter"
[name_m]New[/name_m] Orleans- [name_m]New[/name_m] “Or-leans”
Pecan- “Peh-cahn”
Both- “[name_u]Beau[/name_u]-th”
Again- “[name_m]Ah[/name_m]-gehn”
Probably- “Prob-ah-blee”
[name_f]Alabama[/name_f]- "Ale-ah-bam-ah
[name_m]Lawyer[/name_m]- “[name_m]Loy[/name_m]-yer”
Coupon- “Coo-pon”
Mayonnaise- “[name_f]May[/name_f]-yah-nayes”
Pajamas- “Pah-jam-ahs”
Caught- I say it like “fought”
Naturally- “Natch-uh-rul-lee”
Aluminum- “[name_m]Ah[/name_m]-lume-ih-num”
Crackerjack- “Crack-er-jack”
Doorknob- “dore-nohb”
Envelope- “En-vi-lope”

Questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

  • Teepeed

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

  • Soda-Pop

What do you call gym shoes?

  • Gym Shoes

What do you call your grandparents?

  • Mommom & Poppop

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

  • Cart

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

  • Remote

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent?

  • I do have an accent but it’s a mix of various accents. Once I hear an accent for some reason it always sticks. So for most words I speak, I end up saying with a different accent.

I also can’t record, at least not for the time being.

Aunt - Ant
Roof - With an ‘oo’ sound, so as spelt.
Route - Root
Theater - Thee-uh-ter
Iron - Eye-on
[name_u]Salmon[/name_u] - [name_u]Sam[/name_u]-un
Caramel - Cah-rah-mel
[name_m]Fire[/name_m] - Fye-er
Water - War-ter
[name_m]New[/name_m] Orleans - Or-leens
Pecan - Pee-can
Both - [name_u]Beau[/name_u]-th (thanks for how to spell that Sky85)
Again - [name_m]Ah[/name_m]-gen
Probably - Prob-ab-lee
[name_f]Alabama[/name_f] - [name_m]Al[/name_m]-lah-bam-ah
[name_m]Lawyer[/name_m] - [name_m]Loy[/name_m]-er
Coupon - [name_m]Coop[/name_m]-on
Mayonnaise - [name_f]May[/name_f]-on-ays
Pajamas - Pij-ah-mahs
Caught - as spelled? Cawt?
Naturally - Natch-ur-al-ee
Aluminum* - got the star because I say Aluminium - [name_m]Al[/name_m]-oo-min-ee-um
Crackerjack - Cracker-[name_m]Jack[/name_m]
Doorknob - Door nob
Envelope - Ehn-vell-ope

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
Teepee-ing

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soft drink

What do you call gym shoes?
Plimsolls. (Or trainers, in Primary School - ages 5-11 - I had specific shoes; plimsolls. In high school we just used trainers)

What do you call your grandparents?
Grandma, Granddad, [name_f]Nana[/name_f], and Grandpa.

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
Trolley

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Remote

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent?
Yes, it’s British. I don’t have a regional one though (except for ‘Northern’ - we say Bath as Bah-th not Barth, Grass is Grah-ss not Grarse).

This thread is mega old but I’m bored so I’ll join in.

I’m from [name_f]East[/name_f] Anglia in [name_f]England[/name_f]. My accent/dialect seems to be more apparent if I’m speaking with people who sound like me.

https://clyp.it/dda22ms0

I cant record right now so I’ll write down my pronunciations instead

Aunt - arnt
Roof - roo-ff (I cant think of another way to say roof?!)
Route - root
Theater - thee-uh-tuh
Iron - eye-uh
Salmon - Sam-un
Caramel - Ca-ruh-mel
Fire - Fye-uh
Water - War-tuh
New Orleans - new or-leens
Pecan - Pee-can
Both - beau-th
Again - uh-gen
Probably - Prob-ab-lee
Alabama - al-uh-ba-muh
Lawyer - loy-uh
Coupon - Coop-on
Mayonnaise - May-un-ays
Pajamas - Puh-jarm-uz
Caught - cort
Naturally - natch-u-rally
Aluminum* - al-you-min-ee-um
Crackerjack - cracker-jack
Doorknob - Door-nob
Envelope - enn-vuh-lope

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? - toilet papering?
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? pop
What do you call gym shoes? daps
What do you call your grandparents? nan and bamp
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? trolly
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? remote
Do you think you have an accent? yes

I’m from South Wales btw

I’ll type pronunciations, too. I’m from southwest England. I’ll do what the words sound like if I work to articulate properly and then what I’ll say normally after the //. I’ll * the ones that actually change.

Aunt – ant//ant.
Roof – roo-f//roo-f.

  • Route – roo-t//roo-? (I don’t think there’s a way to type it, but it’s not a “t”. It’s almost like an “uh” but not quite.)
  • Theater – thee-uh-tuh//fee-uh-uh.
    Iron – a mix between eye-uhn and eye-ern.
    Salmon – sa-muhn//sa-muhn.
    Caramel – ca-ruh-mel//ca-ruh-mel.
  • Fire – a mix between f-eye-er and f-eye-uh//f-eye-uh.
  • Water – war-tuh//war-uh OR wah-uh.
    New Orleans – new or-luns OR new or-leens.
    Pecan – pee-cuhn//pee-cuhn.
  • Both – bow-th//bow-f.
    Again - uh-gen//uh-gen.
    Probably - proh-buhb-lee//proh-buhb-lee.
  • Alabama - a-luh-bah-muh//a-luh-ba-muh.
  • Lawyer - loy-er//loy-uh.
    Coupon - coo-pon//coo-pon.
    Mayonnaise - may-oh-nay-z//may-oh-nay-z.
    Pajamas - puh-jaah-muhs//puh-jaah-muhs.
    Caught - as it’s spelt (cort? cawt?) but without the “t”.
    Naturally - nah-truh-ly//nah-truh-ly.
  • Aluminum - al-uh-min-ee-uhm//al-uh-min-yum.
    Crackerjack - crack-uh-jack//crack-uh-jack.
    Doorknob - dor-nob//dor-nob.
  • Envelope - en-vah-lope//en-vuh-lope.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
Vandalism.

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop.

What do you call gym shoes?
Daps or trainers.

What do you call your grandparents?
Nan and Gramp. Nanny and Grampy when I was younger.

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you
carry groceries at the supermarket?

A trolley.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
A remote.

Do you think you have an accent?
Yes. While, to me, it doesn’t sound like I have much of an accent (I try to make sure I articulate my words properly), when I’m just talking (especially around my family, all of whom having very thick accents), I do have one, what we call a very “[my county]” accent. I also use a lot of slang and contractions (not pronouncing "t"s, “uh” instead of “er”, “f” instead of “th”, contracting words [cuhz instead of because] etc.).

I can’t for the life of me figure out the recording thing. So I will just do like others who couldn’t record and try my best to write the pronunciations.

I have a slight [name_m]French[/name_m] twang to my English, my husband always says that I roll my Rs and things like that. I never notice tbh.

Here we go…

Aunt - arnt
Roof - rrrrou-fe
Route - rrute
Theatre - thee-arter
Iron - eye-on
[name_u]Salmon[/name_u] - sa-MON
Caramel - ca-[name_m]RA[/name_m]-mel
[name_m]Fire[/name_m] - fy-err
Water - war-ter
[name_m]New[/name_m] Orleans - Noo OR-lee-on
Pecan - pee-carn (???)
Both - bow-th
Again - A-gane
Probably - prrro-bab-lee
[name_f]Alabama[/name_f] - [name_m]AL[/name_m]-ah-bah-mah
[name_m]Lawyer[/name_m] - loi-yerr
Coupon - coo-PON
Mayonnaise- ma-yo-naze
Pyjamas - pie-jam-AHs
Caught - cor-te
Naturally - nat-u-rrra-[name_u]Lee[/name_u]
Aluminium - [name_m]AL[/name_m]-u-min-ni-[name_f]UME[/name_f]
Crackerjack - crrrac-kur-jzach (???)
Doorknob - dorrrre-nob
Envelope - en-VO-laup

My husband had to help me because I can’t tell when my accent is strongest, my husband was howling with laughter at some points.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
Vandalism.

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
Coca (for coca-cola) or pop

What do you call gym shoes?
Trainers

What do you call your grandparents?
My maternal ones are my grandmere or Mami and grandpere or Papi. My paternal ones were Granny and Grandpa.

What do you call the wheeled contraption at a supermarket?
A trolley.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
A remote.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent?
Yes. I always thought I spoke English just as well as I do [name_m]French[/name_m] but I am often told by people that they can tell that I am [name_m]French[/name_m], apparently I roll my rrrs and say certain words differently. I think because I was brought up in a mostly [name_m]French[/name_m] speaking household, my dad despite being English mostly spoke [name_m]French[/name_m] when we were at home, that I will always be more [name_m]French[/name_m] sounding than a native speaker.
I only knew I had an accent when I started attending university in [name_f]England[/name_f] when I was 18 and people would ask me where my accent was from.
My husband says I am strange mix of RP English and [name_m]French[/name_m].

Mine’s here - hope this works! https://clyp.it/kqdt2x3d#

I’ve also made a thread where you can vote for names you’d like to hear fellow Berries read aloud - come and add yours here!

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Okay my pronounciation changes depending on who I’ve been spending the most time talking with, the “accent” apparently stays the same, I’m very easy to influence. But most of the time people can’t pin down what my accent is, I get Korean, Japanese, American, Malaysian, British and Italian (yeah it’s rather varied).

Pronounce the following words:
Aunt: [name_m]Ah[/name_m]-nt
Roof: Roo-f
Route:root
Theatre: Thee-er-ter
Iron:i-urn
[name_u]Salmon[/name_u]: sa-men
Caramel: Ca-ruh-mel
[name_m]Fire[/name_m]: fi-er
Water: wor-ter
[name_m]New[/name_m] Orleans:N-ew Or-leens
Pecan- pee-cen (but I used to pronounce it pe-cahn)
Both: bow-th
Again- uh-gen
Probably: proh-buh-blee
[name_f]Alabama[/name_f]:[name_m]Ah[/name_m]-luh-bah-ma
[name_m]Lawyer[/name_m]:[name_m]Loy[/name_m]-er
Coupon: Koo-pon
Mayonnaise: [name_f]May[/name_f]-oh-nayse
Barrow: Bah-row
Caught: [name_m]Cort[/name_m]
Naturally: Nach-u-relly
Aluminium: [name_m]Al[/name_m]-yoo-min-ee-um
Crackerjack: crak-er-jack
Doorknob: Dor-nob
Envelope: En-vel-ohpe

Questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Tping
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Soft drink as a whole, but usually it’s by the name eg coke.
What do you call gym shoes? Sneakers
What do you call your grandparents? Idk the English for it but poh poh, gong gong, akong and ama
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Shopping trolley
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote
[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent? Yeah

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Vandalism??
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Soft drink/fizzy drink
What do you call gym shoes? Trainers
What do you call your grandparents? Grandma and grandad
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote control
[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent? Yeah

The recording thing isn’t working for me so I’ll just try my best to say how I pronounce these.

Aunt: Like aren’t
Roof: Roo-f
Theatre: Thee-uh-terr
Iron: Like ion
[name_u]Salmon[/name_u]: [name_u]Sam[/name_u]-uhn
Caramel: Ca-ruh-mel
[name_m]Fire[/name_m]: Fye-ur
Water: Wore-ter
[name_m]New[/name_m] Orleans: [name_m]New[/name_m] (like the start of ‘newt’) Or-leens
Pecan: Pee-cun
Both: [name_m]Bow[/name_m]-th
Again: Most of the time I say uh-gehn but occasionally I’ll say uh-gayn
Probably: Prob-ub-lee
[name_f]Alabama[/name_f]: [name_m]Al[/name_m]-uh-bam-uh
[name_m]Lawyer[/name_m]: [name_m]Loy[/name_m]-er
Coupon: Koo-pon
Mayonnaise: [name_f]May[/name_f]-uhn-ayz
Barrow: Bah-row
Caught: Like court but with a less defined ‘r’
Naturally: Nach-rul-ee
Aluminium: [name_m]Al[/name_m]-ya-min-yum (the ‘a’ in ‘ya’ is short like in ‘bad’)
Crackerjack: Crak-er-jack
Doorknob: Dor-nob
Envelope: En-vul-ope

Questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? I’ve got no clue, no one does it where I live.
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Fizzy drink/Fizzy pop/Pop
What do you call gym shoes? Trainers
What do you call your grandparents? Dad’s Parents: Grandma and Grandad. Mum’s Parents: Grandmama and Grandad. Mum’s Step-parents: [name_f]Nana[/name_f] and Grandad
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote control/Remote/TV Remote
[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent? Yes, but not the one I’m expected to have considering where I live and the accents my family have.

I decided to use clyp.it to record mine.
I was born in the midwest, USA but grew up around the world due to my parents’ jobs. Thus, my natural accent is a strange blend of a bunch of accents. I’m really good at doing a fake midwestern USA accent, though (I refer to it as my “business call” voice) and have to use it pretty frequently to be properly understood lol.

I recorded both versions because of this. Some of the words I pronounce 2 different ways depending on what I’m talking about.

Natural accent- https://clyp.it/0wdnlfp4
Fake accent- https://clyp.it/jaxvpoeg

From: Mid-Atlantic

My clip: https://clyp.it/xtyw3y1u

We have something called Mischief Night (Oct. 30th) where I’m from.
And that’s when we’d all TP/teepee neighborhood houses lol

American but originated from [name_f]India[/name_f].

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Teepeeing a house
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called? Soda
What do you call gym shoes? Sneakers
What do you call your grandparents? [name_f]Patti[/name_f] and Thatha ; Dadi and Dada
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Grocery cart
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote control
[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think you have an accent? American when I talk to most people, [name_f]Indian[/name_f] with older [name_f]Indian[/name_f] family or friends, and I adopt the accent of whatever language I speak when I speak it.

Hmmm, not working. :slight_smile:

Toilet papering

Soda

Tennis shoes

Gigi and Grandpa

Shopping cart

Remote

This is from 7 years ago, makes sense that it’s not working :grin:

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That’s why I made a new one! :smiley:

Btw here’s mine from when I first became a [name_u]Berry[/name_u] early last year!