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Somebody on my friends list — I think it was ducks — was wondering what all their friends' voices sounded like. So, here you go. =)

Found this thing called Audblog. Someone on my FriendsFriends list was tootin' around with it, so I decided to give it a try as well. You phone this service and just say what you want to log like you're leaving a message for yourself.

I'm not entirely sure if I like this. You're giving someone else your phone number (for ID) and your LJ password, so I dunno. And y'know, I really do like my voice much better with it echoing around in my head.

Okay, I think my 60 seconds is up, so I'm going to go back to the Rearranging Electrons Method.


Jul. 23rd, 2003 04:03 pm (UTC)
Your voice is less accented than I expected. I know you're completely tri?-lingual, but I think I still sorta expected to hear the Asian attempt at English thing. Instead I heard a light, VERY Canadian voice.

Kinda nifty. And I agree with you on the security thing. I won't audblog because I don't want anyone else having my LJ password. :)
Jul. 23rd, 2003 04:11 pm (UTC)
Most Chinese I know, even those who only speak English, have an accent. It's kind of bizarre. They have a Chinese accent speaking English and they have an English accent speaking Chinese.

Curious, do I still have a bit of a Chinese accent to you?
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:31 pm (UTC)
Just a hint. Not as bad as some of my TAs during undergrad. :) Like Bill, whose name was NOT Bill, but we couldn't pronounce his actual name, so we called him Bill. He had only come to the US a few months earlier, and his command of English was...interesting. :) Or Professor Hong Zhang, who pronounced DNA as if it were some tropical ailment (dengue). :) And he didn't even attempt molecular. :)

Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:35 pm (UTC)
Just a hint.

Interesting \=) I wonder how much of that is from knowing I'm Chinese...

Re: dee-eng-ay & just call him "Bill"

Heeheehee, I know exactly what that's like =D
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
I think Bill's real name had a lot of odd consonants and not a lot of vowels. Qingtian or Guoxin or something like that. You see why we called him Bill. :)

We also had a TA named Wei Pei, who despite his annoyance we always called by his full name because yelling "Um, Wei?" across a lab seemed weird. Plus Wei Pei rhymed, at least the way we pronounced it. :)

Dr. Zhang's lab is entirely Chinese or Indian. You wander past there (I work on the same floor) and they NEVER converse in english. It's just a flood of Chinese, and no I couldn't tell you which dialect. :)


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