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ashtur From: ashtur Date: April 21st, 2007 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting, and cool to hear your voice Fern

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 21st, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
sixth_light From: sixth_light Date: April 21st, 2007 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't expect you to sound so...well, American, I suppose. Which is completely illogical, but there you go.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 21st, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't expect you to sound so...well, American, I suppose.

LOL. It happens. ;p
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: April 21st, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't expect her to sound so Midwestern.

The Inland North? Who in the world calls the Midwest the Inland North? I've heard of the Inland Empire (Washington, Oregon, and that area) but never Inland North. I'm guessing that the person that put that meme together wasn't from America.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 21st, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never heard it called the "inland north," either. If I heard that, I'd assume they were talking about North Dakota or something, not the Great Lakes region.

Yeah, WNY's at the edge of the midwest, and definitely has more of a midwest accent than an northeastern one.
shimotsuki From: shimotsuki Date: April 21st, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, "Inland North" is the name that's been given to a region defined by dialect, rather than by other social or historical factors. So unless you've studied American English dialects, you might not have heard the term before, but it's legit. Here's a map, and here's a description of the kinds of characteristics that the online survey was probing for (I thought it was a rather coarsely designed survey -- easily confounded -- and it doesn't even include my dialect region at all).
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: April 21st, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you definitely sound Great Lakes-ish. I pick up some of that when I'm in Indiana or Chicago. The test said my accent was from The West, and was "the lowest common denominator of American speech." Not quite sure how to take that! It went on to say, though, that people usually won't think I have an accent, and that's true--unless I'm on the phone with my grandmother, in which case people are shocked that I suddenly have a full-out Okie redneck twangy drawl, as she's from rural extreme southeast Kansas.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 21st, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is cool to literally get to hear your voice. Since I have met him when I read Orson Scott Card books I try to hear them in his voice in my head. Now I can try it with you. Have you ever considered doing this with one of your short stories? That would be even better.

Hey, have you heard about this book:

Title: The Great Snape Debate - Borders Exclusive
Contributors: Card, Orson Scott / Millman, Joyce / Berner, Amy
Format: Quality Paper
SKU: 0979233119
BINC: 8876600
Status: In Print
List Price: $14.95
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I thought you would like to know. I am going to get a copy this weekend. I am curious what Orson has to say.

Thanks again for letting us hear your voice in all the ways you do.

aeterna13 From: aeterna13 Date: April 21st, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's odd.

I was expecting Inland North, being born and raised in Michigan, but I got The Midland. The only answers I had different from you were collar/caller (which are really the same the way I say it) and horrible ... I pronounce the first syllable somewhere between 'aw' and 'oh', so I chose 'neither', and I wonder if that's what 'neither' is really supposed to mean in the quiz, or if there's some other funky way people pronounce 'horrible'.
aeterna13 From: aeterna13 Date: April 21st, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it makes sense now that I look at the map. I live in a Michigan *city*, seems to make a difference ...
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey Fern R U O.K.

Hi Fern:

I was not sure how else to reach you. Are you doing O.K.? You haven't posted in several days...sorry to bug you but I was just worried. Hope you are fine and just so busy writing that you haven't had time to post or maybe went on vacation?

You are missed,

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 26th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hey Fern R U O.K.

Oh, sorry about the worry! I've been doing some f-locked posts about real life issues, so it hadn't occurred to me that it would look like I'd just dropped off the face of the earth to anyone who reads anonymously!
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hey Fern R U O.K.

Glad to hear you are fine. I guess maybe I should join. Although it sounded like on previous posts you are full up on friends. If you would allow me to become one.

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