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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
11:14 am
 1 ɪts wɛnsdey twelf fifɾin nowvmbɛr θɛrth æn ðɪs ɪs mɑy fɪfɾin mɪnʌt vɔys sæmpʌl for yuh meyri
It's Wednesday twelve fifteen November third and this is my fifteen minute voice sample for you, Mary.
2 æs ɑyf ɔrɛdi th owld yuh ɑy wɪl probʌli th ɔk ə bɪth bɑwth mɑy thrɪp wɪθ mʌɾiyʌs
as I've already told you I will probably talk a bit about my trip with Matthias.
ɪts kɑynth ʌf ə fɪfɾin mɪnʌth dɑyri ʌf may thrip
It's kind of a fifteen-minute diary of my trip.
ɛniwey lɛths gɛt sthardɛd
Anyway, let's get started.
wiy sthɑrded ɑf ɑn sɛpthɛmbɛr ɛlɛvɛnθ ɪn bɑstʌn æftɛr ə greyt pɑrɾi
We started off on September eleventh in Boston after a great party.
wiy fluw thuw ʃɪkɑgo æn mɛt ɑwr howst
We flew to Chicago and met our host.
æktʃli now wiy di?n mith ɑwr howst ðə fɛrst th ɑym
Actually, no, we didn't meet our host the first time.
wiy ordɛrt orɪtʃɪnʌl ʃɪkɑgo stɑyl pitza
We ordered original Chicago-style pizza.
ɪt wʌs thuw bɪg bʌt meyt ʌb bɑy plɛnʔi ʌf tʃis
It was too big but made up by plenty of cheese.
æth nɑyth wiy wɛnth ɑwth wɪθ hɛr hæd lɑykh ə fyuw driŋkhsh ɪn sʌm ʌf ðə pʌphs
At night we went out with her had like a few drinks in some of the pubs.
ðə nɛks they wiy dɪskʌvɛrd ðə sɪɾi
The next day, we discovered the city.
now wiy di?nt hæf ðæth mʌtʃ thɑym
No, we didn't, we didn't have that much time.
ay θiŋk wiy wɛnth thuw ðə thsuw
I think we went to the zoo.
ðə linkʌn thsuw I θiŋk ɪths cɑld
The Lincoln Zoo I think it's called.
æn ðɛn wiy wɛn thuw ðə biytʃ for lɑykh θɛrɾi mɪnʌts...
And then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes...
...æktʃli kɑynʔ ʌf swʌm.
...actually kind of swum.
ɪth wʌs prɪɾi kowlt
It was pretty cold.
ðɛn wiy ɔrɛdi hæth tuw khɛtʃ ðə flɑyth thuw sæn frænsɪsko
Then we already had to catch the flight to San Francisco.
ðɛn wiy ʌrɑyvd ɪn sæn frænsɪsko æn thʊk ðə bɑrtʃ wɪtʃ ɪs aktʃli birdʒ ɪn tʃɛrmɛn.
Then we arrived in San Francisco and took the BART which is actually “beard” in German.
wiy peyd ðə roŋ fiy wɪtʃ wʌs onli lɑykh hæf ðə fiy wi ʃʊd hæfh peyd bʌth ɪʔ wʌs okey.
We paid the wrong fee which was only like half the fee we should have paid but it was okay.
mɛth ɑwr hosth shi hæth lɑyk gɛs ovɛr ænd wiy lɑyk wɑtʃ muwvis æn ðey wɛr prɪɾi kuwl.
Met our host she had like guest over and we like watched movies and they were pretty cool.
ðə nɛks dey wiy lɑykh wɛn θruw sæn frænsɪsko ænd wɛnth thuw ðə golʔɛn geyth brɪtʃ
The next day we like went through San Francisco and went to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Mʌthiyʌs drɑp mɑy kæmrə.
Matthias dropped my camera.
we lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykt bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrthɪblʌ.
We like hitchhiked back in an convertible.
wiy thʊk ðə keybɛl kɑr ðə fɛrst thɑym...
We took the cable car the first time...
...æn ðɛn wiy wɛnth thuw ðɪs bɑr weyr hæd lɑykh æn hæpi ɑwr æn birs
…and then we went to this bar where had like an happy hour and beers.
wiy thʊk ðə keybɛl kɑr thuw tʃʌpænthɑwn.
We took the cable car to Japantown.
wiy mænʌtʃ thuw fɑynd a dʒæpʌnis rɛsthrɑnt weyr wiy gɑt thowtʌli weystɛd
We managed to find a Japanese restaurant where we got totally wasted.
ðɛn wiy hæd thuw kɛtʃ ðə bʌs bæk howm...
Then we had to catch the bus back home...
…gɑt ɑwr suwtkesɛs ænd wɛnt thuw ðiy yeyrporth ænd fluw thuw ɔstɪn
...got our suitcases and went to the airport and flew to Austin.
æn ðɛn wiy ʌrɑyvd ɪn ɔstɪn tuw leyt for ðə bæth θiŋ....
And then we arrived in Austin too late for the bat thing...
…lɑyk wɛn ðey flɑy ʌndɛr ðɪs brɪtʃ...
…like when they fly under this bridge...
….bʌt dʒʌst ɪn tɑym for ə nɑyt ʌf pɑrʔiyiŋ
but just in thime for a night of partying.
wiy hæd mɛksɪkɛn fuwd fɛrst...
We had Mexican food firsth...
...æn ðɛn wiy wɛn thuw sɪks strit ɑy θiŋk
...and then we went to Sixth Street, I think.
fɑθ strit fifθ strit
Fourth Street? Fifth Street?
wiy wɛr lɑyk dansiŋ
We were like dancing.
ʌnfortyuntli wiy hæ thuw lɑyk gow howm prɪɾi ɛrli...
Unfortunately we had to like go home pretty early...
...bikʌs ɑwr howst lɪf lɑyk ɑwtsɑyt ðə sɪɾi
...because our host lived like outside the city.
nɛks dey wiy hæd layk bɑbʌkyu wɪtʃ wʌs rɪli gʊth
Next day we had like barbecue, which was really good.
ɑwr fɛrst biyf rips
Our first beef ribs.
ɑy down? now wɑy ðey downt prʌdus ðæth ɪn tʃɛrmʌni
I don't know why they don't produce that in Germany.
ɑy rɪli wʌndɛr wʌt ðey du wɪð ðə bif rɪps...
I really wonder what they do with the beef ribs...
lɑyk ðeyrs onli pork rɪps...
like there's only pork ribs...
wiy wɛnt tuw ðə stheyt hɑws ðə kæpitʌl
We went to the State House, the Capital.
ðɛn ɔrɛdi wiy hæt thuw gow tuw ðiy eyrport
Then already we had to go to the airport.
wiy fluw thuw vegɑs vɑyə lɑŋ bitʃ
We flew to Vegas via Long Beach.
wi hæd layk æn ɔsʌm flɑyt ovɛr vegɑs æn ðɛn lɑyk wiy fluw ovɛr ðə sthrɪp
We had like an awesome flighth over Vegas and then like we flew over the strip...
...ðɛn ðə pleyn thɛrns ʌrɑwnd æn kɑynt ʌf lɑyk flɑys ovɛr ɪth bifor ɪth lænths.
...then the plane turns around and kind of like flies over it before it lands.
eniwey vegɑs ɪs blɛri
Anyway Vegas is blurry.

Ðæth wʌs ðiy ivniŋ wiy hæd ðə bɑbekyu

That was the evening we had the barbecue.

ɑwr hos wʌs ɑlso ə prɪɾi nɑys gɛrl

Our host was also a pretty nice girl.
























….æn hɛr rum:meyts tʊk ʌs ænt ʃowd ʌs ɑl lɑyk ðis peyntiŋks
…and her roommates took us and showed us all like these paintings

wi wɛnt ɑwt wɪθ hɛr lɑyk ə fyuw driŋks ɪn sʌm ʌf ðə pʌps
...we went out with her like a few drinks in some of the pubs

ðə pleyn tɛrns ʌrɑwnd ænʔ kɑynt əf lɑyk flɑɪs ovɛr ɪt ʌgɛn bifor ɪt lænts
the plane turns around and kind of like flies over it again before it lands

ænʔ ðɛn wi wɛnʔ tuw ðə bitʃ fɛr lɑyk ðɛrɾi mɪnʌts
and then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes

wi stɑrded ɔf æt sɛptɛmbɛr ɛlɛvɛnθ ɪn bostʌn æftɛr ə greyt pɑrɾi
we started off at September eleventh in Boston after a great party

wi wɛnt ɑn ɑwr own ænt ðæ? wʌs prɪɾi kuwl
we went on our own and that was pretty cool

ðɪs ɪs mɑy fɪfɾi mɪnʌt vɔys sæmpəl for yuw
this is my fifteen minute voice sample for you


D/t in place of flap t before -ed ending, after r except before “i” ending

yu wɪl siy tuw wɪtʃ sɪɾi wi wɪl kʌm eniwe lɛts gɛt stardɛd
you will see to which city we will come anyway let's get started

wi lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykd bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrtɪbʌl
we like hitchhiked back in an convertible

Glottal stops
wi mɛt ɑwr howst now ɜkʃli wi diʔnt
we met our host no actually we didn't

ɜktʃli kɑɪnʔ ʌf swʌm I downʔ now ɪt wʌs prɪɾi kowlt
actually kind of swum I don't know it was pretty cold

tuw leyt for ðə bæt θɪŋ bʌt tʃʌst ɪn tɑym for ə guʔ nɑyɾ ʌf pɑrtiʔiŋ
too late for the bat thing but just in time for a good night of partying

ænʔ ðə nɛkst dey wi lɑyk θruw sæn frænsisko ænʔ wi wɛnt to ðə golʔɛn geyt
and the next day we like through San Francisco and we went to the Golden Gate

ænʔ ðɛn wi wɛnʔ tuw ðə bitʃ fɛr lɑyk ðɛrɾi mɪnʌts
and then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes


devoicing of voiced affricates

lɑyk wɛn ðey flɑy frʌm ðɪs brɪtʃ
like when they fly from this bridge


wiy tʊk ðə keybʌl kɔr ʌgɛn ɪn ordɛr tuw gɛt tuw tʃʌpæntɑwn
we took the cable car again in order to get to Japantown

wiy mænɛtʃd tuw fɑynd ə dʒæpʌnis rɛstʌrɑnt
we managed to find a Japanese restaurant

incorrect use of an

wiy lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykd bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrtɪbʌl
we like hitchhiked back in an convertible

wiy wɛnt tuw ðɪs bɑr weyr hæt layk æn hæpi ɑwr
we went to this bar where had like an happy hour

ɜ instead of æ

ts in place of z in initial consonants

ɑy θiŋk wiy wɛnt tuw ðə tsuw
I think we went to the zoo

ðə liŋkɪn tsuw ɑy θiŋk ɪts kɑlt
the Lincoln Zoo I think it's called

dropping of past tense morpheme -ed following consonants other than stops, fricatives affricates before lax vowels

wiy mænɛtʃd tuw fɑynd ə dʒæpʌnis rɛstʌrɑnt
we managed to find a Japanese restaurant

wiy gɑt lɑyk totʌli weystɛd
wiy got like totally wasted

æn? ðɛn wiy ʌrɑɪvt ɪn ɔstɪn
and then we arrived in Austin

wʌts ðə dɪstrɪkt kɔl
What's the district called

ɑwr howst lɪv lɑyk ɑwtsɑyt ðə sɪɾi
our host lived like outside the city


mʌtiyʌs drɑp mɑy kæmɛrʌ
Matthias dropped my camera

not using ə in certain function words (have, to, of)

ænt ðɛn wiy wɛnt tuw ðə pirs tuw fiʃɛrmɛms worf
and then we went to the piers to Fisherman's Wharf

ænd ðɛn wiy hæt tuw cɛtʃ ðə bʌs bæk howm
and then we had to catch the bus back home

ɑy howp yuw downt mɑynt ɔrɛdi sʌm ʌf ðə storis
I hope you don't mind already some of the stories

aspiration of final consonants

wiy ʌrɑɪft ɪn sæn frænsɪsko ænʔ tʊk ðə bɑrtʃ wɪtʃ ɪs ɜktʃli birdʒ ɪn tʃɛrmʌn
we arrived in San Francisco and took the BART which is actually beard in German

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7:57 am
 Devoicing of consonant before final s

ɑy rɪli wʌndɛr wʌt ðey du wɪð ðə bif rɪps lɑyk ðeyrs onli pork rɪps
I really wonder what they do with the beef ribs like there's only pork ribs

æn hɛr rum:meyts tʊk ʌs ænt ʃowd ʌs ɑl lɑyk ðis peyntiŋks
and her roommates took us and showed us all like these paintings

wi wɛnt ɑwt wɪθ hɛr lɑyk ə fyuw driŋks ɪn sʌm ʌf ðə pʌps
we went out with her like a few drinks in some of the pubs

ðə pleyn tɛrns ʌrɑwnd ænʔ kɑynt əf lɑyk flɑɪs ovɛr ɪt ʌgɛn bifor ɪt lænts
the plane turns around and kind of like flies over it again before it lands

Flap T following r and precding “i”
ænʔ ðɛn wi wɛnʔ tuw ðə bitʃ fɛr lɑyk ðɛrɾi mɪnʌts
and then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes

wi stɑrded ɔf æt sɛptɛmbɛr ɛlɛvɛnθ ɪn bostʌn æftɛr ə greyt pɑrɾi
we started off at September eleventh in Boston after a great party

wi wɛnt ɑn ɑwr own ænt ðæ? wʌs prɪɾi kuwl
we went on our own and that was pretty cool

ðɪs ɪs mɑy fɪfɾi mɪnʌt vɔys sæmpəl for yuw
this is my fifteen minute voice sample for you


D/t in place of flap t before -ed ending, after r except before “i” ending

yu wɪl siy tuw wɪtʃ sɪɾi wi wɪl kʌm eniwe lɛts gɛt stardɛd
you will see to which city we will come anyway let's get started

wi lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykd bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrtɪbʌl
we like hitchhiked back in an convertible

Glottal stops
wi mɛt ɑwr howst now ɜkʃli wi diʔnt
we met our host no actually we didn't

ɜktʃli kɑɪnʔ ʌf swʌm I downʔ now ɪt wʌs prɪɾi kowlt
actually kind of swum I don't know it was pretty cold

tuw leyt for ðə bæt θɪŋ bʌt tʃʌst ɪn tɑym for ə guʔ nɑyɾ ʌf pɑrtiʔiŋ
too late for the bat thing but just in time for a good night of partying

ænʔ ðə nɛkst dey wi lɑyk θruw sæn frænsisko ænʔ wi wɛnt to ðə golʔɛn geyt
and the next day we like through San Francisco and we went to the Golden Gate

ænʔ ðɛn wi wɛnʔ tuw ðə bitʃ fɛr lɑyk ðɛrɾi mɪnʌts
and then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes


devoicing of voiced affricates

lɑyk wɛn ðey flɑy frʌm ðɪs brɪtʃ
like when they fly from this bridge


wiy tʊk ðə keybʌl kɔr ʌgɛn ɪn ordɛr tuw gɛt tuw tʃʌpæntɑwn
we took the cable car again in order to get to Japantown

wiy mænɛtʃd tuw fɑynd ə dʒæpʌnis rɛstʌrɑnt
we managed to find a Japanese restaurant

incorrect use of an

wiy lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykd bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrtɪbʌl
we like hitchhiked back in an convertible

wiy wɛnt tuw ðɪs bɑr weyr hæt layk æn hæpi ɑwr
we went to this bar where had like an happy hour

ɜ instead of æ

ts in place of z in initial consonants

ɑy θiŋk wiy wɛnt tuw ðə tsuw
I think we went to the zoo

ðə liŋkɪn tsuw ɑy θiŋk ɪts kɑlt
the Lincoln Zoo I think it's called

dropping of past tense morpheme -ed following consonants other than stops, fricatives affricates before lax vowels

wiy mænɛtʃd tuw fɑynd ə dʒæpʌnis rɛstʌrɑnt
we managed to find a Japanese restaurant

wiy gɑt lɑyk totʌli weystɛd
wiy got like totally wasted

æn? ðɛn wiy ʌrɑɪvt ɪn ɔstɪn
and then we arrived in Austin

wʌts ðə dɪstrɪkt kɔl
What's the district called

ɑwr howst lɪv lɑyk ɑwtsɑyt ðə sɪɾi
our host lived like outside the city


mʌtiyʌs drɑp mɑy kæmɛrʌ
Matthias dropped my camera

not using ə in certain function words (have, to, of)

ænt ðɛn wiy wɛnt tuw ðə pirs tuw fiʃɛrmɛms worf
and then we went to the piers to Fisherman's Wharf

ænd ðɛn wiy hæt tuw cɛtʃ ðə bʌs bæk howm
and then we had to catch the bus back home

ɑy howp yuw downt mɑynt ɔrɛdi sʌm ʌf ðə storis
I hope you don't mind already some of the stories

aspiration of final consonants

wiy ʌrɑɪft ɪn sæn frænsɪsko ænʔ tʊk ðə bɑrtʃ wɪtʃ ɪs ɜktʃli birdʒ ɪn tʃɛrmʌn
we arrived in San Francisco and took the BART which is actually beard in German












Dipthongization and vowel lengthening before unvoiced consonants

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2:34 am
 1 ɪts wɛnsdey twelf fifɾin nowvmbɛr θɛrt æn ðɪs ɪs mɑy fɪfɾin mɪnʌt vɔys sæmpʌl for yuh meyri
It's Wednesday twelve fifteen November third and this is my fifteen minute voice sample for you, Mary.
2 æs ɑyf ɔrɛdi towld yuh ɑy wɪl probʌli tɔk ə bɪt bɑwt mɑy trɪp wɪθ mʌɾiyʌs
as I've already told you I will probably talk a bit about my trip with Matthias.
ɪts kɑynt ʌf ə fɪfɾin mɪnʌt dɑyri ʌf may trip
It's kind of a fifteen-minute diary of my trip.
ɛniwey lɛts gɛt stardɛd
Anyway, let's get started.
wiy stɑrded ɑf ɑn sɛptɛmbɛr ɛlɛvɛnθ ɪn bɑstʌn æftɛr ə greyt pɑrɾi
We started off on September eleventh in Boston after a great party.
wiy fluw tuw ʃɪkɑgo æn mɛt ɑwr howst
We flew to Chicago and met our host.
æktʃli now wiy di?n mit ɑwr howst ðə fɛrst tɑym
Actually, no, we didn't meet our host the first time.
wiy ordɛrt orɪtʃɪnʌl ʃɪkɑgo stɑyl pitza
We ordered original Chicago-style pizza.
ɪt wʌs tuw bɪg bʌt meyt ʌb bɑy plɛn?i ʌf tʃis
It was too big but made up by plenty of cheese.
æt nɑyt wiy wɛnt ɑwt wɪθ hɛr hæd lɑyk ə fyuw driŋks ɪn sʌm ʌf ðə pʌps
At night we went out with her had like a few drinks in some of the pubs.
ðə nɛks tey wiy dɪskʌvɛrd ðə sɪɾi
The next day, we discovered the city.
now wiy di?nt hæf ðæt mʌtʃ tɑym
No, we didn't, we didn't have that much time.
ay θiŋk wiy wɛnt tuw ðə tsuw
I think we went to the zoo.
ðə linkʌn tsuw I θiŋk ɪts cɑld
The Lincoln Zoo I think it's called.
æn ðɛn wiy wɛn tuw ðə biytʃ for lɑyk θɛrɾi mɪnʌts...
And then we went to the beach for like thirty minutes...
...æktʃli kɑyn? ʌf swʌm.
...actually kind of swum.
ɪt wʌs prɪɾi kowlt
It was pretty cold.
ðɛn wiy ɔrɛdi hæt tuw kɛtʃ ðə flɑyt tuw sæn frænsɪsko
Then we already had to catch the flight to San Francisco.
ðɛn wiy ʌrɑyvd ɪn sæn frænsɪsko æn tʊk ðə bɑrtʃ wɪtʃ ɪs aktʃli birdʒ ɪn tʃɛrmɛn.
Then we arrived in San Francisco and took the BART which is actually “beard” in German.
wi peyd ðə roŋ fiy wɪtʃ wʌs onli lɑyk hæf ðə fiy wi ʃʊd hæf peyd bʌt ɪ? wʌs okey.
We paid the wrong fee which was only like half the fee we should have paid but it was okay.
mɛt ɑwr host shi hæt lɑyk gɛs ovɛr ænd wiy lɑyk wɑtʃ muwvis æn? ðey wɛr prɪɾi kuwl.
Met our host she had like guest over and we like watched movies and they were pretty cool.
ðə nɛks dey wiy lɑyk wɛn? θruw sæn frænsɪsko ænd wɛnt tuw ðə gol?ɛn geyt brɪtʃ
The next day we like went through San Francisco and went to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Mʌtiyʌs drɑp mɑy kæmrə.
Matthias dropped my camera.
we lɑyk hɪtʃhɑykt bæk ɪn æn kʌnvɛrtɪblʌ.
We like hitchhiked back in an convertible.
wiy tʊk ðə keybɛl kɑr ðə fɛrst tɑym...
We took the cable car the first time...
...æn ðɛn wiy wɛnt tuw ðɪs bɑr weyr hæd lɑyk æn hæpi ɑwr æn birs
…and then we went to this bar where had like an happy hour and beers.
wiy tʊk ðə keybɛl kɑr tuw tʃʌpæntɑwn.
We took the cable car to Japantown.
wiy mænʌtʃ tuw fɑynd a dʒæpʌnis rɛstrɑnt weyr wiy gɑt towtʌli weystɛd
We managed to find a Japanese restaurant where we got totally wasted.
ðɛn wiy hæd tuw kɛtʃ ðə bʌs bæk howm...
Then we had to catch the bus back home...
…gɑt ɑwr suwtkesɛs ænd wɛnt tuw ðiy yeyrport ænd fluw tuw ɔstɪn
...got our suitcases and went to the airport and flew to Austin.
æn ðɛn wiy ʌrɑyvd ɪn ɔstɪn tuw leyt for ðə bæt θiŋ....
And then we arrived in Austin too late for the bat thing...
…lɑyk wɛn ðey flɑy ʌndɛr ðɪs brɪtʃ...
…like when they fly under this bridge...
….bʌt dʒʌst ɪn tɑym for ə nɑyt ʌf pɑrti?iŋ
but just in time for a night of partying.
wiy hæd mɛksɪkɛn fuwd fɛrst...
We had Mexican food first...
...æn ðɛn wiy wɛn tuw sɪks strit ɑy θiŋk
...and then we went to Sixth Street, I think.
fɑθ strit fifθ strit
Fourth Street? Fifth Street?
wiy wɛr lɑyk dansiŋ
We were like dancing.
ʌnfortyuntli wiy hæ tuw lɑyk gow howm prɪɾi ɛrli...
Unfortunately we had to like go home pretty early...
...bikʌs ɑwr howst lɪf lɑyk ɑwtsɑyt ðə sɪɾi
...because our host lived like outside the city.
nɛks dey wiy hæd layk bɑbʌkyu wɪtʃ wʌs rɪli gʊt
Next day we had like barbecue, which was really good.
ɑwr fɛrst biyf rips
Our first beef ribs.
ɑy down? now wɑy ðey downt prʌdus ðæt ɪn tʃɛrmʌni
I don't know why they don't produce that in Germany.
ɑy rɪli wʌndɛr wʌt ðey du wɪð ðə bif rɪps...
I really wonder what they do with the beef ribs,
lɑyk ðeyrs onli pork rɪps...
like there's only pork ribs...
wiy wɛnt tuw ðə steyt hɑws ðə kæpitʌl
We went to the State House, the Capital.
ðɛn ɔrɛdi wiy hæt tuw gow tuw ðiy eyrport
Then already we had to go to the airport.
wiy fluw tuw veygɑs vɑyə lɑŋ bitʃ
We flew to Vegas via Long Beach
wi hæd layk æn ɔsʌm flɑyt ovɛr veygɑs æn? ðɛn lɑyk wiy fluw ovɛr ðə strɪp
We had like an awesome flight over Vegas and then like we flew over the strip...
...ðɛn ðə pleyn tɛrns ʌrɑwnd æn kɑynt ʌf lɑyk flɑys ovɛr ɪt bifor ɪt lænts.
...then the plane turns around and kind of like flies over it before it lands.
eniwey vegɑs ɪs blɛri
Anyway Vegas is blurry.

ðæt wʌs ðiy ivniŋ wiy hæd ðə bɑbekyu

That was the evening we had the barbecue.

ɑwr hos wʌs ɑlso ə prɪɾi nɑys gɛrl

Our host was also a pretty nice girl.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
5:36 pm
 I guess you have to lose a lot before you can ever win...?

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008
11:35 pm - no, i haven't been living in a cave. i've been living in russia, though, which is very similar.
Can someone tell me what is Twilight? I know it's a movie about vampires...but I know nothing other than that. Someone please help me, I don't know my own pop-culture anymore. 

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008
8:44 pm - A post not inspired by emergency
To all who replied to my last post, which was inspired by emergency - thank you. Lena was thrilled to get real native-speaker feedback from two other Americans (because obviously I also made comments.)

So, since I never really have time to update this anymore (:(!!! ) I'm leaving the link to my other blog.  Before I left, Dr. Dyer and the hc suggested I start a sort of 'intellectual blog' detailing my adventures in teaching English with a fulbright grant and Russian life in general that they could link from the hc website. Though I don't ever really have time to update this thing, I update the other blog reasonably often, because, well, it's for the hc, and  I would do just about anything for the hc. It can get kind of boring, since it's mostly details of my life here, but there's tons of fantasticheski pictures of Irkutsk, Korea, China, and all the places I went on the Trans-Siberian after that. Anyway, if anyone's interested, here's the link.

http://masha-katja.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

Holla!

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008
12:26 pm - help me. i beg of you.

GUYS!!!! I know, I know, I only post on here now when I am in desperate need of things. This is no exception. One of my friends and fellow teachers of English here in Siberia (who is Russian) is doing a round-table discussion on English proverbs on Tuesday and how native English-speakers feel about them. Of course, I only got the official list of these proverbs about 10 minutes ago, which is why I've waited until now to post it. Anyway, if you could PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take like 5 minutes and mark each proverb that you personally, as a native speaker of English, feel are more likely to reflect the person's attitude to law, work and individual/collectivism?

Attitude to Labor

1 The good workman does a good job

 

2 Work done have your fun/When the work is done,                             

there is time for fun  

 

3 Labor and patience defeat all resistance

 

4  He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut /

He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet/

No pains no gains

 

5 Every day brings its own bread /

Let the morn come and the meat with it

                                                                                                               

6 No equivalent found   »  Work loves fools 

                                                                                                                      

7 No equivalent found   » Work is not a wolf

– it won’t run to the forest      

                                                                                                     

                                                                                         

Individualism vs. collectivism

 

8 One man in the filed is no warrior

 

9 Two heads are better than one

 

10 God helps those who help themselves/ Put your trust in God, but keep you powder dry

                                                                               

11 Paddle your own canoe
 

12 Your own shirt is closer to the body

13 Company in distress makes trouble less

 

Attitude to law

 

14 Every law has a loophole

 

15 Necessity knows no law 

 

16 No equivalent found » An honestly earned slice of bread is better than a stolen loaf                                                        

17 It’s your property and your fire – so, burn it if you desire         

18 No equivalent found
» The truth and law don’t go hand in hand   

19 No equivalent found » Where money talks the truth is silent

20 No equivalent  found »  Not caught red handed – not a thief


21 One law for the rich and another for the poor


22 Fools are fools, they observe no rules


23 A guilty conscience is a self-accuser

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
10:33 am - HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi from Siberia! I have been in Russia for two months now and am still alive, which is pretty amazing, I think. Anyway, I have been too lazy to update at all but hope that a number of people still read this and can help me out. 
I am teaching a unit on working in America, especially writing resumes, personal statements, blahblahblah. This means, I AM DESPERATE FOR REAL RESUMES, CVs, COVER LETTERS, PERSONAL STATEMENTS, etc.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY RESUMES, CVs, COVER LETTERS, PERSONAL STATEMENTS, whatev. I need to provide real examples for my students or they won't get it, and want to show them a variety of resumes.  I beg of you.
my email address is MASHA.KATJA @GMAIL.COM.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2007
9:27 pm
Today, my horn broke.,  As I went through the drive-thru line at Wendy's, my horn started beeping when I turned around the corner. From then on, anytime I turned, even a tiny bit, my horn would go 'beeeeeeeeeep beep beep.' The ladies at the pick-up window looked at me like I was crazy. I had to drive to campus to stop by Dr. Young's office, and the whole way, people glared at me and gave me the finger. I tried pointing at my steering wheel and giving a helpless shrug, but I don't think many people understood.   It was actually very, very funny, at least for the first ten minutes, but then I got tired of people looking at me with scorn and contempt and just wanted it to stop.
This is just what would happen to me.

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Saturday, June 30th, 2007
2:56 pm
does anyone know how to post in a community on lj? and by 'does anyone' i mean 'i know that pretty much everyone except me knows how to do this, and i am ashamed that i cannot seem to figure it out and hope that someone will offer their help and not judge me.' 
i need to post in the irkutsk community, which i joined on my russian lj, because i need to start trying to find housing in irkutsk, because i have a sinking feeling that my contact at my host institution is not going to help me arrange it as i have been assured she will. because homeless+siberia=bad idea
obviously i'm not going to say 'yes! yes, i'll take it!' based on what they tell me on the internet, but if i can find a few decent apt options in which the landlord would be willing to sign important documents for foreigners (not all landlords are), then i can live in a hostel for a few days and look at my apt options and move in a lot sooner.
spasibochki!!!

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Friday, June 22nd, 2007
9:02 pm - na kholodnoj zemle
It has been a long, LONG time since i last updated this.  I don't have much interesting to say, but from what I can tell the vast majority of lj posts the world over are made up of nothing much interesting.
Here's what's going on.

1) I am going to Irkutsk, a reasonably-sized city in the middle of Siberia, for 10 months, to teach English. Because I'm a Fulbright scholar, and as a Fulbright scholar, I have won this prestigious Fulbright grant to teach English in Russia. Since this is the only time in my life I will probably ever be a Fulbright scholar, I have decided to mention that I am a Fulbright scholar as possible to everyone I know and even people I don't really know. I will be in Moscow for all of August learning how to teach. In Irkutsk I will do a project on the effects of Soviet language policy on the Buryat community (wikipedia it) by doing interviews by age groups and seeing when, where and to what extent they use their own language today. I'm excited! And scared. But mostly excited. This is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. I get to do it all - teach English, speak Russian, do a linguistic project.  AND someone else is paying for it. I basically just won the linguistic lottery.  My plan while there is to become fluent in Russian, which surprisingly takes a lot more effort to learn than other foreign languages due to the terrible, terrible morphosyntactic features and (maybe this is only wishful thinking) study Spanish enough that 1) I can speak it without throwing in Russian words and declining things and 2) that I could pass the OPI with a 3.  Because this is my big chance, guys! I'm going to do everything I can with it. But seriously, I plan to have probably 1 whole suitcase packed with necessities like American shampoo (because 
Russian shampoo=hella expensive and hella terrible), Fruity Pebbles, and my Spanish and Russian grammar books and dictionaries. 

2) I got a job. A good job, that pays. My job is at FNC in Oxford. My job is to break software -software for collateral and apparaisals - any way I possibly can. This includes making up fake entries for fields, such as "i don't live anywhere" for an address, banging on the keyboard and clicking things 500 times in a row. I am good at my job. The hours are good, the pay is good. it's all good.

3) I got a haircut. I decided to be adventurous and try something new. I will never do this again, and by "this" I mean both cut my hair and trying new things. Depending on how it's styled, I either look like Paul McCartney in the height of his Wings success or Prince Valiant. My only consolation is that it will look fantastic in a month or two and probably stay that way for awhile, but it's a small one. A lasting haircut is very useful because I am going to a land where I do not fluently speak the language, a land where mullets are popular, even on girls, and no non-native Russian speaker seems to know the word for 'mullet,' so the stylist could so 'oh, you want this?' at any point in time and you could foolishly reply 'da' so she doesn't know that you don't know that word in russian, or russian in general.
ANYWAY, that's the news. Cheers, neudachniki.

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Saturday, May 19th, 2007
5:35 pm - actually, it really is a good thing i hate closure
поздравьте меня! я требую!
MC=fulbright scholar.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
6:24 am - and now for the moment you've been waiting for
it's been awhile. my life has been exciting and yet not in the past, like, month since i've posted. i know the suspense is killing everyone, so here's what has transpired.
1. i went to new yorkCollapse )

2. i defended my damn thesisCollapse )

3. america's next top model was a recap episodeCollapse )

3. double deckerCollapse )

the end.

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Friday, April 13th, 2007
5:22 pm
Moe's is closed?!?!

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Thursday, April 5th, 2007
9:34 am - people say i'm crazy, doing what i'm doing
Yesterday I got a surprise in the mail - a valentine! Unfortunately, it was a valentine that I had sent to someone else that for some reason was undeliverable so they returned it to me, a month and a half later, AND made me pay 24 cents for the postage it took to return to sender. But hey, I got a valentine.
And I heard from Fulbright. I received a letter from them that said, basically, "we heard you really like waiting, so we're just going to let you do that a little more." I am an alternate. People have one month to officially accept or reject their Fulbrights, so the earliest I will hear is may. The latest I will hear is September, which is, amazingly, when the grant starts, because people could drop out at the last minute for all sorts of reasons, like an ebola outbreak or sudden year-long family emergency. It's a good thing I hate closure.
Also, I am done with damn thesis!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!!!!! 80 pages of blood, sweat and tears (mostly tears) was delivered to all 3 of my readers Tuesday afternoon. Tonight I am going to drink a lot in celebration.

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Monday, April 2nd, 2007
10:39 am
OMG. CLOSE. SO CLOSE. SOCLOSE.

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Monday, March 26th, 2007
8:18 pm - weee are the champ-e-ooons, my frient
I have decided that when damn thesis is over (read: completely written, not completely defended and revised and blah blah blah) I am going to go on amazon and spend tons and tons of money on musica. It has seriously been years and years and years since I last bought anything new. I could just buy them now, but my motivation to actually finish this is diminishing faster than the role of Russian did in Uzbekistan. I want to get some stuff by obscure Russian artists, though really, they're not very obscure at all if you live in any of the former Soviet bloc. For example: Zemfira. For those of you who don't know, and I'm going to guess that that's like everyone, Zemfira is a singer with a band named, amazingly, Zemfira. She does some fantasticheski covers of some of the best Kino songs and sang with Queen (see title above for how it sounds in a Russian accent) and her own music is also soooooooo good. She is, of course, from Ufa. I am also considering buying the new shins album.
Then I plan to buy books. Maybe 2, of even 3. I'm hoping to by 'Death by Black Hole' and 'Gulag,' both of which I have wanted to read for some time.
This post was brought to you by a desperate need for a break.
Cheers vsem.

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Monday, March 19th, 2007
6:34 pm - this is my update
Today I found out that I am a moron. Everything is ok now, because Dr. Coles is a kind and forgiving profesora. Gracias a Dios.
Also, I am famous.
http://www.ovpc.com/default.aspx
That's me in the window!
Anyway, today was the worst day ever. I engage in hyperbole, of course, but seriously, it wasn't good. On top of everything else, I discovered from a holy man yelling outside the union that I am going to hell, of all things, because I am a chick and wear pants. Wha? I refuse to give up pants, and if that's the one thing that's going to condemn me for all eternity, I don't see any point in being a good person anymore.

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Saturday, March 17th, 2007
11:21 pm - no one except the 11 other linguistics majors of the university will find this as fascinating as me
you don't want to read this. no, you REALLY don't want to read thisCollapse )


in other damn thesis newsCollapse )

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