BBC Voices

Conversation in Rhosgadfan about accent, dialect and attitudes to language.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    BBC Voices Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Rhosgadfan, Gwynedd

  • Interviewees

    Jones, Russell, (speaker, male, part-time security guard/groundskeeper), Roberts, Darren, (speaker, male), Roberts, Matthew, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Muntz, Rachel (speaker, female)

  • Producers

    Radio Wales

  • Abstract

    [00:00:00] Speakers introduce themselves, mention their occupation. Discussion of words used to mean attractive. Discussion about when they would use Welsh/English language. Remark that they wouldnt comment on an attractive man, only women.[00:10:49] Discussion of words used to mean annoyed/main room of house/drunk/childs soft shoes worn for physical education/pregnant/to tell tales.[00:19:56] Discussion about their own accent, other peoples reactions to their speech. Description of area of Wales they come from, the effect this has on their speech, how speech varies locally. Discussion about peoples attitudes towards and use of Welsh language, how Welsh accent/language varies across Wales, use of English words when speaking Welsh. Reading English/Welsh, listening to Welsh music.

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    BBC warning: this interview contains language which some may find offensive. 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 three interviewees are close friends who went to school together in Rhosgadfan.

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