- Slides: 7
Name: NEW JERSEY ACCENT
Watch this video! New Jersey Accent Video
The “r” sound In the movie at 0: 44 the “r” sound is talked about. In this accent the r is only pronounced when it is before a vowel. Say normally, Are green cards brighter? Green is said normally, the “r” is before the vowel. However in cards the “r” is after the vowel. So say cards with no r. Say the words
Vowel sounds “uh” and “oi” At 1: 07 in the movie they talk about the vowel sounds “uh” and “oi” These sounds become one. Don’t go overboard. Say “ he sang the first verse with his beautiful voice. ” The vowel sound in verse and voice sound the same.
The “th” and the “t” sound replaced with a d At 1: 51 in the movie the “th” replaced is talked about. It is common for that sound to be pronuced with a d. Say that, say dat. Say there, say dere. Say aftermath, say aftermad. Say misthought, say misdought.
Corked and Crossed Vowels At 1: 55 in the movie the corked and crossed vowels are talked about. Slow down and draw out these sounds. Say “don’t let the dog walk across there” We then say “ donnn’t let de dog waaak across dere” Say “ are they any little bottles of water” Now say “ ae dey any litlllle boootles of wader”
Read this in your accent. Practice!!!!! This morning a bird woke me up. It was a lark, or a peacock; something like that. So I said hello. And it vanished, flew away, the very moment I said hello! It was quite mysterious. So do you know what I did? I went to my mirror and brushed my hair two hundred times, without stopping. And as i was brushing it, my hair turned mauve. No, honestly! Mauve! Then red. then some sort of a deep blue when the sun hit it. . I'm twelve years old, and every day something happens to me. i don't know what to make of it. When i get up in the morning and get dressed, I can tell. . . something's different. I like to touch my eyelids, because they're never quite the same. oh, oh! I hug myself till my arms turn blue, then I close my eyes and cry till the tears come down and I can taste them. I love to taste my tears. I am special! Please god, please, don't let me be normal! Copy and paste this monologue into a word document and alter the text to fit your accent. Once finished print off script and keep for your first assignment.