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Topic: What do dead voices say?
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Jul 29, 2010 03:11AM)
I'm talking about the turns of phrases, vernacular, from people in the 17 & 1800s?
And what about illiterate people?
This pertains to messages or voices in period seances.
Well, the answers are on BBC radio 4's "voices from the old Bailey".
Even back then every word wAs recorded verbatim.
Happy days :)
Message: Posted by: Van Helmont (Jul 29, 2010 03:19AM)
When you lift upper body to an upright position, they will say 'BURP'.
Great with a Coke bottle vanish routine ;)
Message: Posted by: docsteve (Jul 29, 2010 07:51AM)
I wrote a JTR routine for the "Yours truly" project which actually includes that fact Van!
We had quite a lot of fun in the DR at medical school making our cadavers burp.
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Jul 29, 2010 08:06AM)
Most of the 'dead' voices I have heard in recent times have been, 'Ping' or 'Ping Ping', depending on whether they are answering 'Yes' or 'No'.!

Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Jul 29, 2010 01:00PM)
I heard one singing "I Ain't Got No Body."
Message: Posted by: Tony Chris (Jul 29, 2010 01:16PM)
Tee Hee! Good one Bill.

Message: Posted by: KOTAH (Jul 29, 2010 01:30PM)
Steve, yes, you and I did touch on word usage and the vonacular of JTR era victorian England. THere is an on line dictionary a through z listing of this.

Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jul 29, 2010 01:35PM)
Whatever they want, and we may hope it's in key.
Message: Posted by: dennfox (Jul 29, 2010 02:26PM)
Dead voices keep telling me to buy more bizarre magic effects!
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Jul 29, 2010 02:33PM)
I can't remember the documentary name I'm afraid, but it was a bbc one...and it was about these historical vocal archives...records kept of all our dialects, and how some have changed and morphed, others have died out...

just like the cockney accent has pretty much died out in london these days, but still lives on round my way (guvnor) in essex, cos of WW2...

so there are archives, but whether they're online too - I don't know...