A Play Wot I Huvnae Writ Yet – recording

I’ve never done this before. Repost a post the same day I posted it. But I’m doing it anyway.

Now, the reason I’m doing it is because one of the bloggers I follow, DAF, and who kindly follows me, expressed a wish to hear the following post read by me.

I’ve ended up doing two versions because it was just begging me to read it in dialect. The other one’s (maybe!) still got an accent but should be understandable. I hope.

 

We need to know where our politicians lie (no pun intended, but hey, if the cap fits!) on the political spectrum.

They’re awfully good at telling us one thing while doing another. Whereas, words spoken previously, accompanied by actions, refute the lies and put them where their truths are. And I think we have a right to know that.

Now I gather from the number of visits that this post has had, compared to the number of likes, that not everyone feels the way I do. And that’s fine. Just so long as we are informed. Then we can really make up our own minds.

The Glesca version.

 

Accentless…..yeah, ok, whatever! 😉

 

 

Feel free to ignore if it’s not your cuppa. Or if you’ve already read this.  I thank you.

A Play Wot I Huvnae Writ Yet

 

 

 

 

51 thoughts on “A Play Wot I Huvnae Writ Yet – recording”

    1. Cheers! 🙂 I don’t know which one you listened to but I’m dead pleased you could understand it. Educating the world to Glaswegian, one post at a time. 🙂 Thanks for listening.x

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      1. I listened to both versions. I don’t think it was so hard to understand, there were a few blips in the radar for me, but Elaine Canham sent me, just earlier today, a youtube video of a kid from Yorkshire explaining that dialect “A to Zed”, and I think that was harder. Loved this post, and the original. Very funny.

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      2. I love the Yorkshire one too but it is difficult at times to grasp everything. I suppose it’s really about getting your ear tuned in. I’m glad you understood and thank you for listening to both! 🙂 x

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      1. We (Me, Johnny and my teenager, Emma) listened to it twice. Plus I read your post yesterday. It was very informative. Emma says your accent is adorable. Johnny says it was so good he never wants to do a spoken word again. LOL. 😉

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      2. I’m well chuffed. Adorable! Wait till I tell my wee yins that. 🙂 Anything that helps with the spread and understanding of the political scene, so that we know what we’re up against. 😉

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      1. I am from Southern England … not sure about my voice but there are five sound cloud poems on my page I could recommend Gentle She Was or A Quiet Man or if you want a long and gloomy one The Last of days! .. I don’t like my voice though!! Let me know what you think! Personally I love your accent! xx

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      2. Oh, I’ll head on over for a listen. I don’t think we often like our own voices anyway. It’s other people here and elsewhere that have encouraged me to do it, telling me I sound ok! I used to cringe. Now, I just go for it anyway. Getting brave in my auld age. 😉

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      3. I’m still listening – right now to ‘Gentle She Was’. I’d just made a comment on the other one about how gentle your voice is for sound recording. Really lovely.

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      4. No need to be embarrassed whatsoever! You have a lovely voice for reading. I don’t think I could be that gentle of voice if I tried. I find I only want to do certain ones now after my husband and weans criticised some of my video readings. Cheeky beggars! So I kind of stick to ones now that lend themselves to my sort of sound – whatever the hell that is!
        I enjoy hearing other people speak and I think it’s another means of communicating that we should explore here if we can. If folk don’t want to listen and would rather read, that’s ok too. Gives a bit of choice. Plus I suspect there’s a bit of an actress in me! 😉
        Keep at it, Willow. Your voice is made for sound.x

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      5. Well thank you so much I have not had encouragement like this for a long time. My husband does not like me blogging he has this terrible fear that the whole world will fall on us because I blog! Truth be told he does not really like anything I do that is purely me but I am a big girl now and I have learned to let him rant and rave and agree with him while quietly going my own sweet way!
        So thank you …….and by the way in your softest English accent tell your Husband and weans to get a grip you are blood good too!!! xxxx

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      6. I could have written your comment! Mine are none too chuffed either. It takes me from them. Stops me doing….stuff! Honest to god, I could be off down the pub or out the house every night. Naw! Blogging. And writing. What are they like?! Still, I give in now and again and watch a bit of TV to pacify them. lol! It is addictive though. And I’m finding just now I can’t stop writing. I figure if I do I might not start again so I need to go with the flow.
        Let’s just start a quiet revolution and not tell them. 😉
        You’re welcome to the encouragement. We’re all in this together and it’s good to get feedback especially when we’re not sure and there’s no one telling you at home what a grand job you’re doing of blogging! Thanks for your encouraging words too.x

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      7. Well seems I am not alone then , my sons are all much more liberal ( not politically I hasten to add) in their attitude than my husband. They are all left home and are independent ( again not politically 😉 but the old man! sheez you’d think I was out to publish his private thoughts and names and addresses of him and close family!!!
        Not that anyone would be remotely interested! I agree we need to encourage each other here on wordpress as I feel we all have talents of our own!
        I have to draw this conversation, that I am enjoying and would love to stay up and continue , to a close because if I do not go to bed soon I shall be nagged to death . I shall probably be blamed for waking him up even though he only retired to bed 30mins ago! BLOODY MEN speak again soon , 🙂 willow AKA English mad woman and subversive writer!! xxx

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      8. Shit! Now I’m feeling guilty. I’ve just sent my husband to the spare room. He’s being very understanding recently (doubt it’ll last….especially if I keep him out of his bed!) No, usually, I stay up much later than he does. I didn’t go to bed at all last night until 6 this morning, if that makes sense. But I’m on holiday. And I still got up quite earlyish. But I’ve sat and written all day. Not done a stroke! Not even school work that’s due in for next Friday. But I work better under pressure anyway. 😉
        I won’t keep you from bed and get you into hot water. But we’ll catch up again soon. Sleep well.x

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      9. I would rather stay up and write , like you when the words flow I feel I should be there using them … But hey let’s shame the devil and and I shall do my bit for domestic harmony. 😉

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    1. Here’s tae us!
      Wha’s like us?
      Damn few.
      An’ they’re aw deid!

      Sorry, couldn’t resist. 😉

      The Nigels might be pretty apt. I can’t really think of anything offensive enough for them but figured they’d be offended by what I chose. Politics. Brings out the worst in you! Are you cousins Scottish then, I take it?

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  1. From someone who speaks with a very flat, plain English accent, both versions of this are very thickly accented. I understood almost all of it though! You should do this more often. 🙂

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    1. I had a whole page of video recordings then accidentally deleted them from the page I had set for them. I only started rebuilding it a wee while ago but I got fed up! Maybe get back onto that. Seems like a waste to have read all those poems and not put them back up. I’m curious now as to what your accent sounds like. 🙂

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      1. Yes, she can speak like a Southern Belle, like Miss Scarlet. I will come up with something for us to talk about. 🙂

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  2. I listened to both versions and thoroughly enjoyed them. I do so love the Scottish accent, of course it’s only an accent to me and not to you. I had to listen much more carefully to the first version, but it was completely understandable, the second version was much easier to follow using an American ear. I would venture a guess that the first version may have been more natural for you. I would assume that when you speak with family and friends version 1 would be the way you would converse. Correct me if I’m wrong. Anyway I loved them both. 🙂

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    1. You’re pretty accurate there. The first version is more how I’d be with my family only it would be speeded up an awful lot. We tend to go at it. A hundred times moreso with my sister when we’re together. A bit of a competition to get a word in edgeways!
      The second’s probably more the way I speak at school and in general life. I’m not really as broad as some. But I do shift between the two. I can be very polite too. 😉 Thanks for taking the time to listen to them both. 🙂

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  3. Wow! I am honored you did this for me…. how absolutely precious of you. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing you read this, and although I loved the accented version, I confess that I wish I had known my grandfather for he would have been able to translate for me. This is priceless and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to hear you read it. It is a passionate and fun post, love it! Thanks again, DAF

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