Accent Tag

For a long time I wanted to do this. I first saw it in Jenna's blog - I'm still thinking, (which if you still don't follow - you very much should!) but I was very unsure about posting a video of me on line...
Then some awesome girls in a Facebook group I'm in, decided to do it as audio only, using Vocaroo service so I decided to be brave a shoot it in video after all. At first, only the group gals could see it. but they were so encouraging and supportive that I decided I will post it here too. Besides, I bet you are wondering a little how I look/sound/act... Well, I hope you do anyway. Even if just a little bit LOL

So the main idea behind the accent tag is to hear how different people from different places say the same words. I will first read a list of known words and then I will answer a few questions. Since my mother tongue is Hebrew, I decided to read the words in Hebrew so you get to hear some. Under the video I will list the words I'm saying, both the English word and the Hebrew one and then I will list the questions.
As for my English accent - don't ask me. I have absolutely no idea where i got it from! It's some sort of mixture I picked up through the years, from my infant days in the International school for diplomat's children in Italy (I lived there when I was 5 years old) through american and australian tv shows and the british indie music scene of the 80's. Go figure... LOL

Oh and...
I'm EXTREEEEEEMLY nervous so I'm doing a lot of funny faces in the video, but I hope you won't make too much fun of me. After all, this is the FIRST TIME EVER I'm actually making a video of myself.

The list of words: (In parentheses you can see the word in Hebrew):
Aunt (doda), Roof (gag), Route(kvish), Wash(Lishtof), Oil (shemen), Theater (te'atron), Iron (barzel), Salmon (salmon), Caramel(karamel), Fire(esh), Water(mayim), Sure(betach), Data(netunim), Ruin(laharos), Crayon(iparon), Toilet(sherutim), New Orleans(new orlins), Pecan(pekan), Both(gam ve-gam), Again(shuv), Probably(kanir'e), Spitting Image(shtey tipot mayim), Alabama(alabama), Lawyer(orech din), Coupon(kupon), Mayonnaise(mayonez), Syrup(sirop), Pajamas(pijama), Caught(nitpas), Orange(the fruit is tapuz, the color is katom), Coffee(kafe), Direction(kivun), Naturally(be'ofen Tiv'ee), Aluminium(aluminiyum) and Herbs(isvey tibul)

The questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Ha! have no idea!
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? Kola or Soda
What do you call gym shoes? Na'aley Hit'amlut
What do you say to address a group of people? Hi!! yeah, in Hebrew too LOL
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Akavish is a spider. I don't know the specific kind's name.
What do you call your grandparents? Saba is grandfather and Savta is Grand mother
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Agala = cart
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Geshem is rain, Shemesh is sun and keshet is rainbow
What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Shalat which means a controller

So do you plan to do it too? let me know if you do! I'd love to see and hear you!!!


M. Fourey said...

Jiiiiin :D this video was so much fun! It's a great idea! I'm a bit too shy to do somethibk like it for now though (smile)!

I especially love to hear you speaking in hebrew ^^ and to see how you talk and act, it's very important so as to know a person better. Great great great, I say!

Take care!!

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Jin, I really enjoyed watching this video! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful tidbits with your readers, especially the origin of you name. This seems like such a fun idea, though I don't think I can personally work up the courage to do it. :-)

~ Yun

Unknown said...

I love this Jin!!! Your accent is beautiful and I love hearing everything in Hebrew <3

LuvMyLacquer said...

I've seen a few of these videos and I must say yours is one of my favorites! Not only is it cool that I got to see and hear one of my favorite girls in the group, I could not stop staring at your awesome red curls! I love your accent and that you spoke in Hebrew, too! <3

Andrea said...

Awwww! I am SO happy that you did this, Jin!!! It is lovely to see and HEAR you! I sometimes (ok, often) wonder about the ladies and girls on the other end of these blogs I have come to enjoy reading. You are every bit as fun in person as you are in words! Your personality shines through in your writing. :) You didn't look nervous at all, You have a beautiful smile your accent! I love it! Almost as much as your hair! ;) I cracked up when you talked about toilet papering a house. I never think about things that seem "normal" in one region, or culture and that other people in the world would see something like that and go "Huh??". If you haven't yet, you should Google it. You can see what this typical teen prank, TP'ing is and even learn how to do it without getting caught! Lol. I think I will have to go and check Jenna's out now. This is too fun!! What FB group are you in?

Gosia said...

oh my gosh, I love this video!!! I always look at people's personal profiles to learn more about them, to look at pictures, etc. and this is perfect!! I love knowing who I interact with!! Thank you so much for doing this, I don't think I would be brave enough =)) I feel like I know you so much better now!! =)))

Unknown said...

YAY! That was so fun to watch! I love your accent and they finn yhting is, my parents would take me "TP-ing" a house with toilet paper when I was younger. :) it is a practical joke that you play on someone. If you put the paper on at night over their trees and bushes or lawn, it gets wet from the morning dew and crumbles when you try to take it off. LOL

Unknown said...

thought I'd share our accent tag that we did, if anyone's hearing the Manchester (UK) accent :) sorry about the giggling!

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