How do you acquire a decent accent? What do those weird symbols in transcriptions and fancy books mean? What does our mouth need to do in order to sound like an authentic Mongolian speaker, and will it get us arrested or admired? Heck if we know, but we talk like we do. Now with 20% more incoherent rambling!
Here are the highlights to save you from pain and anguish:
01:43 Rick reveals his motivation for craving an authentic accent
03:20 Rick admits he can read after all
03:48 Rick and Dave discuss prosody
05:01 Rick discusses “accent replacement” vs “accent reduction”
12:23 Rick the Pottymouth asks about the IPA
13:27 Dave’s 2nd attempt at explaining the IPA
[ʃ] = “sh” [i] = “ee”, [æ] = “a” as in cat
17:18 Dave’s original attempt to explain IPA and mouth positions
23:23 What are diphthongs?
And links to some things we talked about:
Olle Kjellin’s web page
WorkAudioBook (The correct name of the software)