Saoirse Ronan Tries To Teach Stephen An Irish Accent
AMERICANS LOVE IRISH PEOPLE. gt;gt; EVEN THE WAY YOU SAID THAT ITSOUNDED VERY IRISH. gt;gt; Stephen: DID IT NOWé gt;gt; NOT BAD WITH THE OLD IRISHBROGUE THERE. gt;gt; Stephen: CAN YOU TEACH METO DO A REAL IRISH ACCENTé gt;gt; I COULD TRY. I COULD CERTAINLY TRY. gt;gt; Stephen: I COULD TRY.
gt;gt; IT COULD BE A CHALLENGE. gt;gt; Stephen: IT COULD BE ACHALLENGE. gt;gt; WE'LL GIVE IT A GP G. BUT IT'S YOUR SHOW. YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. gt;gt; Stephen: GIVE ME A WORD. gt;gt; DON'T TRY STOP. gt;gt; Stephen: WHATEVER YOU'REDOING NOW, STEPHEN.
gt;gt; WHATEVER THAT IS, IT'S WRONG. SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THE RIGHTTHING. THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TOREMEMBER, WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO DO AN IRISH ACCENT THEYALWAYS SORT OF GO UP HERE LIKE THAT THEY KIND OF YES THEYDON'T USE WORDS. gt;gt; Stephen: NO, THEY DON'T. gt;gt; THERE'S NO WORDS, NO COHERENTWORDS. gt;gt; Stephen: OR THEY GO REALLYDEEP.
gt;gt; THAT'S THE IRISH. gt;gt; OKAY. gt;gt; THAT'S THE, LIKE, ANGRY IRISHCATHOLIC. gt;gt; Stephen: THERE'S I'M IRISHAND I'M IRISH. NOTHING IN BETWEEN. gt;gt; IT DEPENDS WHAT YOU WANT TOBE. gt;gt; Stephen: GIVE ME A HOOK. WHAT SHOULD I SAYé
gt;gt; I THINK YOU SHOULD BE BUBBLY. YOU'VE GOT A SHOW. YOU'VE GOT AN AUDIENCE. THEY'VE ALL COME TO SEE YOU. THEY'VE PAID GOOD MONEY. gt;gt; Stephen: THE SHOW IS FREE. THE SHOW IS FREE. gt;gt; THERE'S A TELESCOPE UP THERE.
THERE'S A LOT GOING ON. SO I FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD BESORT OF YOU SHOULD BE BUBBLY. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS KEEP YOURVOICE WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW. gt;gt; Stephen: RIGHT HERE WHEREIT IS RIGHT NOW I THOUGHT WE WERE STARTING. I APOLOGIZE. YOU'RE TOUGHER THAN DE NIRO. gt;gt; YOU'RE GOING TO LISTEN TOTHIS FOR A SECOND.
How To Do An Irish Accent
Hello, I am Gareth Jameson. I am an actorand a voice coach from londonvoicelessons. com. Here are some tips for working on yourvoice. The key to any accent is to isolate sound that is specific to that accent. Now for me the most important one in an Irishaccent is the quot;iquot; sound. The quot;iquot; that we get in quot;likequot; or quot;heightquot;, or even at the beginningof the word Irish. It becomes like an quot;oiquot;, almost like the quot;oiquot; in oil. So that is why you sometimes hear people sayquot;oirishquot; and quot;oirelandquot;. It is not quite quot;oiquot; really, it is slightly less than that, itis quot;oiiquot;. So that we have quot;I will be fine
with all this oilquot;, there is a differencequot;I will be fine with all this oil, I will be finequot;. That introduces another feature as well, thequot;thquot;, quot;I will be fine with all this oilquot;. The quot;thquot; is usually removed from Irish speakers,especially with more casual speakers so that you get more d's and t's instead. So havea listen to this. quot;What do you think of this, what do you thinkof thiséquot; That is quot;thinkquot; and quot;thisquot;. Our next feature is the letter quot;rquot;. Now for mostIrish speakers the quot;rquot; is always pronounced. So, instead of saying words like quot;parkquot;, wewill have quot;paarkquot;, with a quot;errquot;. It is right
at the front of the mouth, unless you arefrom Dublin where your right at the back of your mouth. You are right at the front, quot;parkquot;and quot;gardenquot;. Right at the front like that. Now we moveonto a quot;lquot; sound. Now, for British English speakers we have two versions for the quot;lquot;sound. We have one at the back of the mouth, likein quot;kettlequot;, quot;bottlequot; and quot;pullquot;, and one at the front in quot;lovelyquot;, quot;lemonquot; and quot;limnedquot;.For an Irish speaker, they are all at the front. In fact, it is quite helpful I liketo think of the whole accent coming from the front of the mouth.
This phrase might help, quot;a little bubble atthe front of your mouth, a little bubble at the front of your mouthquot;. Finally, that introducesthe quot;ouquot; sound in mouth. It becomes quot;ouwquot;, like if starting on a quot;ouquot;, if you start onquot;ouquot;, quot;ouwquot;, quot;mouthquot;. So try quot;how now brown cow, brown cowquot; withan quot;ourquot; in it. quot;How now brown cow, a little bubble at the front of your mouthquot;. Now wehave not got time for more features today. I am Gareth Jameson, thanks very much.