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08 Aug 2008 22:37 #1109385114 by kepler
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I enjoy Nat's narration of Artemis Fowl but it really annoys me that when in an Irishy accent he pronounces

(1) Mafia --- as Mafiar
(2) Visa --- as Visar
(3) Drawing --- as drawring
etc

No Irish person places an 'R' in places like this- only upper class English people do it!

Said with friendship and good will
regards -

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09 Aug 2008 12:54 #1109385119 by tigger
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I've noticed these, too, but he doesn't always pronounce Mafia that way.

As far as I know from my listening experience, none of these pronunciations have anything to do with upper-class English pronunciation. I think they're simply slips of the tongue, and I suspect that there's little time to go back and correct each one.

Tigger

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09 Aug 2008 19:45 #1109385124 by subject
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I don't mind how Nat pronounces ANYTHING! Just love his voice. He has such a deep sexy voice it is great for me to hear him. Sometimes, being American, I don't understand a word, but am getting the hang of English slang more and more as I watch and listen to him, Sharon and other actors. Love British accents. People up north here like southern accents. We in the south love New England accents. I love and appreciate ALL accents. That's what makes us all unique. I think Nat is particularly unique.

Pat

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09 Aug 2008 20:44 - 09 Aug 2008 20:57 #1109385130 by Amparo
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When it listens itself an audio book, one must enjoy it simply: the best is to enjoy the history, to try to imagine its personages and to locate them in the adequate place.
If we occupy us all the time in setting us in the pronunciation of you determined words, when the reader that the story is reading us he intends to imitate an accent of another place, I repeat, if we set us only in how pronounces him, to find him an error, if we act of that way, we are going to finish with a tremendous headache:blink: .
Therefore my it reckoned Kepler, I you bearing a grudge that do not seek errors neither failures in the audio books, simply listen them and enjoy them. I suppose that if have you placed of nickname "Kepler" should be because admire the mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler ¿I mistake me?. Only I mean that even Kepler, besides mathematician, was also theologian, and that if he to have had the opportunity and the great luck to listen an audio book, him to have enjoyed simply.
Open your mind, awakens your imagination and enjoy.;)
Greetings.
Amparo.
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10 Aug 2008 18:56 #1109385136 by inspector
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Hi!:)
In "The Sixt Lamentation" Nat spoke some German words. If I remember right, he didn't pronounced the words right. I have enjoyed this and I cannot imagine to be annoyed.
Thanks to him for trying it.
:) :laugh: :)

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11 Aug 2008 11:35 - 11 Aug 2008 11:36 #1109385141 by sweetlittlepixie
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kepler wrote:

I enjoy Nat's narration of Artemis Fowl but it really annoys me that when in an Irishy accent he pronounces

(1) Mafia --- as Mafiar
(2) Visa --- as Visar
(3) Drawing --- as drawring
etc

No Irish person places an 'R' in places like this- only upper class English people do it!

Said with friendship and good will
regards -


I always think a few little differences of pronunciation to those we might individually use sometimes make things more colourful, and in the case of Nat's audios, rather endearing.

And when I think back to the anecdote he told me about how his dyslexia has affected his reading and the recording sessions, I think it's a huge credit to him that he perseveres and overcomes it.

I'm in awe that they turn out with so few mistakes at all, and think that we're darn lucky to have them. And thankful that, as he also said, he really loves doing the audios, so we should have a good many more to look forward to. :woohoo:

Pixie
Last edit: 11 Aug 2008 11:36 by sweetlittlepixie.

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