Conversation in Rhos on Sea about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.
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Rhos on Sea, Conwy County
Williams, Sarah, (speaker, female, student), Wright, Non, (speaker, female, retired), Williams, Anne, (speaker, female)
Muntz, Rachel (speaker, female)
[00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves, mention where they have lived. Discussion of words used to describe WEATHER AND SURROUNDINGS. Discussion of words used to mean to be in prison/food taken to work.[00:05:16] Discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Discussion of words used to mean money/asked to wait/how are you?/run away from/to vomit/work hard/to tell tales on someone.[00:07:29] Discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS. Discussion of words used to mean dirty/financially cheated/to talk a lot/stupid/mean with money/rude/intelligent/childs soft shoes worn for physical education/mens facial hair/nose/teeth/ears/head.[00:11:11] Discussion of words used to describe PEOPLE AND THINGS. Discussion of words used to mean father/auntie/uncle. Continuation of discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Discussion of words used to mean man/woman/child.[00:15:21] Discussion of words used to describe CLOTHING. Discussion of words used to mean tall/glasses/boss. Discussion of words used to describe ACTIONS. Discussion of words used to mean to kiss/to fight.[00:18:41] Continuation of discussion of words used to describe EMOTIONS. Continuation of discussion of words used to describe PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES. Discussion about euphemisms/dysphemisms. Words used to mean how are you?/goodbye.[00:25:10] Discussion about their accent, their own/other peoples attitudes towards it, changing speech in different situations/when talking to different people, how Welsh accent/language varies across Wales, thinking in Welsh when speaking English. Attitudes towards regional accents, how they affect job prospects. Discussion about male/female speech, Received Pronunciation.[00:32:55] Discussion about their home town, whether they would defend it if an outsider was complaining about it, how many local friends/friends from further afield they have. Mention use of fit to mean attractive.[00:37:02] Speakers fill in paperwork and discuss it. Mention deaf aunt and how they communicate with her, languages they speak. Discussion about how they found the instructions/interview process, their families, interviewers attitude towards Australia which is where she is from. Mention Welsh language part of Voices project, possible uses of Voices recordings in future.
Recording made for BBC Voices project of a conversation guided by a BBC interviewer. The conversation follows a loose structure based on eliciting opinions about accents, dialects, the words we use and people's attitude to language. The interviewees represent three generations of the same family. Sarah is Anne's daughter and Anne is Non's daughter.