Here's a tiny extract from one of the shows which was recorded in Edinburgh this year. It's a dialogue between a member of the jury, Simon Cowell (= SC), and one of the contestants, a 14-year-old girl by the name of Paige Turley (= PT). Try to understand what she says. Enjoy!
If you are at a loss, let me know and I'll be happy to post subtitles!
Oh, by the way: She's going to sing 'Skinny Love' by Birdie.
PT: I'm currently still in school, but I love to sing. I'm always singing out of school.
SC: What do your parents think about you doing this?
PT: They are
SC: Right. OK. And what are you going to sing?
PT: I'm going to sing 'Skinny Love' by Birdie.
I have an unfair advantage, two Scottish nephewsReplyDelete
Let Sidney tell us and put us out of our misery.ReplyDelete
NO! The time of suffering is not over yet. Be patient!ReplyDelete
My particular take on the whole affair is that the title of the show is a whopping lie!ReplyDelete
John, you're right as regards the show. But don't you think that the general sententia holds true?ReplyDelete
No, because I'm a grumpy old buzzard.ReplyDelete
A dirge on the Untergang des Abendlandes?Delete
Now let's have a phonetic transcription of what she sed.ReplyDelete
Sidney? I'll give you a start:[ˈeːm]...
I understood evrything she sed but I coudn believe my ears.
I was convinced I was only guessing.
JWL: Thanks for your initiative! Anyone intimately familiar with Scottish English (due to birth, marriage, divorce, hanky-panky, ...) is cordially invited to transcribe at least one of PT's utterances.ReplyDelete
I like the henky-penky bit ;-)
John, experience of life tells us that hanky-panky increases interpersonal familiarity, probably more than w... ;-)Delete
I'm quite sure that she says of her parents "They're so proud" rather than "They're sure proud".ReplyDelete
My attempt at transcription. I'm not sure how to transcribe the "gunna" at the end.
am pedʒ tərli ənd am fortin
am kʌrɛn?le stɪl in skʉ:l bə? a lʌv tə sɪŋ. am ɔlwɪz sɪŋɪŋ ʌʊ? ə skʉ:l
ðɛr so: prʌʊd. əbʌʊ? ðri: jɪrz əgo: a startɪd sɪŋɪŋ
am gə?ə sɪŋ skɪni lʌv bəi bɪrdi
@Ed: I agree with you on the "so"Delete