Talk:Accents

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I don't see how Charleston is sung with a Farmer accent.




I'd say All Alone qualifies during the verses, but I have no idea what to call the accent, if any. --Swagar 17:35, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

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It's western, no? Like...mock, forced western? -Apollo. 01:17, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Well yeh. "A traditional, country ballad," as described on BNW. (It's also ADORABLE, incidentally.) --Self Called Nowhere 01:21, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

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I think the way Linnell says "article" in You're On Fire and how both Johns say "Nanobots" sound accented (or at least odd). The normal way the John's speak and sing, the word article would be sung "ar-tick-le" but JL says, "ah-tick-le". Similarly, instead of "nan" rhyming with "man" in the word "nanobots", it comes out as "non-o-bots" or "nahn-o-bots". Would these qualify for "brief accents" on this page? -- CJSF 12:50, 4 March 2013 (EST)

In the case of Nahnobots, apparently neither John realized the preferred American pronunciation, so that's incidental. With You're on Fire, I guess Linnell is singing in a more exaggerated rock-star-ish badass-y mode, but I don't know whether it should be an Accent. For me it's more on the side of being an Affect, but maybe someone else thinks differently. ~ magbatz 13:08, 4 March 2013 (EST)
I understand what you are saying, regarding the word "nanobots" except that in recent interviews, both have spoken it with the "preferred American pronunciation". I just didn't want to make the page contribution and start a pronunciation/accent flame war over it. Best to settle it (somewhat) here first? -- CJSF 13:18, 4 March 2013 (EST)
Right. I'm sure I read that factoid in an interview though... Shuffle through the articles on tmbw's current events from Jan. and Feb. and it'll probably be somewhere in there. But I'm pretty sure they cited ignorance. ~ magbatz 13:27, 4 March 2013 (EST)
1: just because they're saying it right now doesn't mean they did before! 2: is it just me or is john linnell using some weird, i don't know, extra-nasally inflection for "nanobots" — particularly toward the beginning but it might fade out nearer to the end? it's not extremely notable but i think it was a deliberate thing? and also: does that count as an accent? i do not know! -Apollo (colloquia!) 19:41, 4 March 2013 (EST)