Voice work with Lynn
Character voice – Sometimes it helps to write down the word how it sounds and then read it back like this one that Lynn noticed when listening to someone with a Geordie accent
Today we talked about character voice and then we went and listened to different accents of our choice. Sometimes it helps to write down the word how it sounds when listening to someone with a strong accent and then read it back like this example Lynn had when listening to someone with a Geordie accent – Nice sounds like Nayss, that’s really Nayss. Lynns advice was to listen and write down exactly what you hear.
Lynn set us the task to go off and find an accent from down South and find words that sounds different. I looked at Rhod Gilbert, the video I watch to observe his speech was Live at the Apollo. Rhod is a Welsh comedian born in Carmarthen.
I noticed he says intervoo instead of interview. This is at point 1:53 in the video. I also noticed diary sounded like dyiry and actual sounds like akschewal. We had to write these how they sound and then try to pronounce them. James listened to someone from Dublin with a strong accent, thank you sounds like tank ya. The man in the interview also said spider, James said this sounds like spoider and what’s that sounds like wot’s dat? Jack noticed that someone with a strong accent from Dorset says tractor like trackrr and my as me. They also say Doorsat instead of how we would say it Dorset. This lesson was good fun, whenever I serve someone at work or encounter someone with a strong accent I discreetly observe the way they speak, it has also helped when playing character with challenging accents.