Posted in offline, Online
on Friday, 14 November, 20082 Comments
…For a while at least. My project is not going well, and I am extremely busy. I hardly understand a word my chemistry teacher says these days, and the same goes for my maths teacher..
So whilst I try really hard to not flip out and smack someone, and get enough sleep, please bare with me!
See ya later!
Posted in About Me, Dutch, Interests, Online
on Tuesday, 4 November, 20082 Comments
I have always been rather sensitive to accents and pronunciation of words. From a very early age, when I went to play at a friends house I always came back speaking with a soft ‘g’. Something that is always attributed to the southern part of the country.
My dad always hated it. He’s not very keen on accents either.
Due to this, I usually have very bad impressions of people whos accent I don’t like. This often not a problem, since the most different accents I encounter are on the television, and I’m free to dislike those people as much as I want. ( )
The thing about this accent thing though, is that with people I have known for a very long time it sometimes gets in the way. I get annoyed with them for no other reason than listening to their pronunciation. This in turn will affect the impression with that person for at least the endurance of that conversation.
Since I base many of my first impressions on peoples voices, I’d love to know what you think about mine. (These voices clips were originally posted at Snark, the words were words that people thought might be difficult to pronounce. The second clip is a list of Dutch names of streets and cities, as well as some random words.)
Now, what do you think? First impressions please, and if you’d like to me to read more words please tell me which ones.