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Fake Hungarian

Postby Levo » 2008-05-20, 11:13

I bethought myself about that if it was a too silly idea, but I don't care:

Since the former competition had a success, I organize a "Fake-Hungarian" competition.

Try to speak like if it was Hungarian without any comprihensible words, and make a voice-clip of it. It can be on youtube too, or send me in e-mail: helsingfors@msn.com

The competition would be interesting if there was another jury consisting of people who don't speak Hungarian, or are non-native speakers.

Who wants to be in the jury?

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Postby AlienDiscoDuck » 2008-05-20, 17:10

I think it would be better to have a jury of native or fluent speakers, since they are the best judges of how the language is supposed to sound, and they can tell which entry sounds the most like Hungarian.
Hmmm...I'll definitely try this one, but speaking fake Hungarian is going to be kind hard. I'd be afraid of saying any kind of obscenities by accident.
Also, how long does the clip have to be?
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Postby Levo » 2008-05-22, 12:42

AlienDiscoDuck wrote:I think it would be better to have a jury of native or fluent speakers, since they are the best judges of how the language is supposed to sound, and they can tell which entry sounds the most like Hungarian.
Hmmm...I'll definitely try this one, but speaking fake Hungarian is going to be kind hard. I'd be afraid of saying any kind of obscenities by accident.
Also, how long does the clip have to be?

We will know you didn't intend to say obscenities.
A clip of 20 seconds will be fine.

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Postby Steisi » 2008-05-22, 13:35

AlienDiscoDuck wrote:I think it would be better to have a jury of native or fluent speakers, since they are the best judges of how the language is supposed to sound,

I duno. I certainly couldn't tell you how English sounds, I'm far too used to it. Fake German, French and Russian I can pull off easy, but English? I know it too well.
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Postby CoBB » 2008-05-23, 8:21

My signature contains some fake Hungarian too. ;)

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Postby darkina » 2008-05-23, 17:23

If we go for the non-natives jury, I want to be in the jury ;)
It depends I guess... I also would think that it would be better judged by someone who has an "external" opinion of the language (I'm sure I opened a thread once about how people say your language sounds but it doesn't sound like that to you, eg to me Italian doesn't sound like that nananananana thing they do to imitate us ;))
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Postby AlienDiscoDuck » 2008-05-23, 19:21

We could have 2 categories...one for how "Hungarian" it sounds to a foreigner, and one for how close it is to actual Hungarian.
Meh...either way is fine, I guess. This is just for fun, after all.
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Postby Levo » 2008-05-25, 10:55

Okay, then:

I'll be the native-speaker judge and darkina will be non-native speaker one.
I will judge its similarity to actual Hungarian, and she will judge its similarity to the Hungarian she is used to.

20 sec clip of fake Hungarian until 5th June. My mail adress is above. Ready? Go!

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Postby Loiks » 2008-05-25, 12:00

Easy! We've always known Hungarian is "kögöš-mögöš" :). I don't have microphone myself, so you won't hear Hungarian with Estonian accent this time.

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Postby darkina » 2008-05-25, 14:12

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Postby Levo » 2008-05-25, 14:14

Loiks wrote:Easy! We've always known Hungarian is "kögöš-mögöš" :). I don't have microphone myself, so you won't hear Hungarian with Estonian accent this time.

:)
What a pity, though it is always good to hear some "ee" instead of "é".

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Postby Loiks » 2008-05-25, 16:51

Some ten years ago in Pécs I wanted to send a postcard to home and went to a post office. And then I thought what would be the correct way to ask "a stamp to Estonia". For some reason I said "egy belyég Észtországhoz". The woman watched me with hatred in her eyes and said "ÉsztországBA!" :lol:

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Postby Levo » 2008-05-25, 20:10

Loiks wrote:Some ten years ago in Pécs I wanted to send a postcard to home and went to a post office. And then I thought what would be the correct way to ask "a stamp to Estonia". For some reason I said "egy belyég Észtországhoz". The woman watched me with hatred in her eyes and said "ÉsztországBA!" :lol:

:D In that case your pronouncation was so good that she thought you were a neglectful, cheeky native-speaker with a very impolite way of talking.

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Postby Levo » 2008-06-05, 9:00

It was very tight, but finally I can tell the results.
I can congratulate to myself for trying to realize such ideas in which no one is interested, hooray :good4u:

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Postby AlienDiscoDuck » 2008-06-05, 20:36

Noooooooooo I completely forgot!!! :bittercry:
Sorry...
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