Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 10 01:10:11 UTC 2009

Nice accent from Mr. Sheidlower ~Shiedlieyer (where ~ie = "eye").  He's an editor with the Oxford English Dictionary, but clearly has a USA accent.  Very clear ending "r"s.

I like his ~reejjekt versus ~rijjekt (for verb "reject") and ~reeffer versus ~riffer for ("refer").  I like the prefix "re" as ~ree.  I also like ~egzzampool (versus igzzampool) and ~eksprreshun versus ~iksprreshun.

However, he did say ~wer for "where" (I like ~wair) and ~ther for "there" (I like ~thair).  Also ~fer for "for", but that is maybe more common than not.

All in all, it's a very clear dialect to my ears and complemented by a good speaking voice.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
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