Saturday, September 05, 2020

Accents

I am a shocker for language and accents. I just pick them up so easily. I finished reading Mandingo today and in my head I is talkin' the speech of the deep south in the non? United States. Reading speech like really gits into me head. The book is not happy ending like. 

Now onto the humour and easy readin' All That Happen' at Number 26. Good un' light read.

15 comments:

  1. I believe it’s quite a long book Andrew......how long did it take you to read and do you Thiet was ‘worth it’
    I’m tackling Voss by Patrick White at the moment. Published in 1957 but written as though in the 1800s - some strange patterns of speech in there

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Theit was worth it and a longish book. One week of readin'.
      I given' up on Voss many years ago. It's like intelecual.

      Delete
    2. You are funny Andrew, but I know what you mean. Even watching a movie, I will start thinking, acting and talking like characters in the movie like.

      Delete
    3. Strayer, we must be very impressionable.

      Delete
    4. "Theit"? As I recall, a few of those Falconhurst books have unhappy endings.

      Delete
  2. I'm tackling Z at the moment, the story of the Fitzgeralds from Zelda's point of view. Theresa Anne Fowler. What a writer. I was hooked after The Good Neighbourhood.

    I've always fallen for the twenties and all the writers, filmmakers, etc. from that era. Gosh 100 years ago now.

    XO
    WWW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. WWW, that sounds like some worthy reading.

      Delete
  3. Sometimes, accents are so hard to understand. But, I can usually identify which country the person is from.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gigi, I am not too bad with accents once I tune into them. Perhaps because my workplace was full of people from all over the world.

      Delete
  4. Snap. I am a chronic acquirer of accents. We have a long standing friend who stutters. I pick that up too. I haven't yet (I don't think) picked up an accent from a book or a television program.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. EC, that's quite funny about the stutter.

      Delete
  5. I appear to be impervious to accents. So many people have asked me why I don't have an English accent, having lived in London for nine years. My speech just doesn't change. (My word use does, though -- I'm now talking about rubbish and skips and calling people posh!) I do have a little bit of a Southern accent at times, mostly when I call people "y'all."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Steve, I have wondered about an American living in London and how you have adjusted and adapted and changed. That answers some questions.

      Delete
  6. Oh me too.. it makes the book so much more fun if you chanel voices 😁

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps that is it Grace. We become part of what we are reading.

      Delete