Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Tue Nov 20 15:57:02 UTC 2001

How nice that the kids sound like "real" Brit kids (of whatever
area)!  Although I haven't seen the movie, my grad students who have agree
that the voices are refreshingly non-RP and appear to represent different
dialect areas.

At 04:01 PM 11/19/01 -0500, you wrote:
>In the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's [sic] Stone", the child actors
>speak with an accent (accents?) that is neither stage-British nor
>stage-Cockney nor stage-Scottish, but which I cannot further identify.
>My question involves Hermione.  In Book 4 of the series ("Goblet of Fire")
>she specifies that her name is pronounced with four separate syllables.
>However in the move she pronounces her name as something which I heard as
>Can any of the phoneticians on the list clarify this?
>               - Jim Landau

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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