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My first video post – vintage book inspiration

Woo, I made my first video! I’m talking about a couple of vintage books Dave and I have picked up. You don’t get to see my face (still building up to that), but you do get to hear my weird ass accent. I seem to start off a little German but then turn pretty much completely Scottish about a minute in. I’m really surprised just how Scottish I actually sound!

Oh, and the French tongue twister I’m talking about in the video is ‘Didon dina, dit-on, du dos dodu d’un dindon’. I just looked it up and apparently it means ‘They say that Dino dined off the back of a fat turkey’. I can see how that works now, though it seems to me that dodu (presumably meaning fat) refers to the the back rather than the turkey. There’s also a variation ‘Didon dina, dit-on, de dix dos dodus de dix dodus dindons’ which adds the word ‘ten’ to mean ‘They say that Dido dined off the ten fat backs of ten fat turkeys’. Oh, I love language!

Can I also say that uploading videos takes FOREVER. It’s like in the old days when downloadable music first became available. I honestly can’t wait around for almost two hours very often. It’s a shame, because the making of it was really fun, and I’d like to do more. I’ll try switching to the lowest quality next time to see if that makes a difference. And maybe then I’ll actually let you see my face!

But anyway, do you like it? Something you’d like to see more of? Yay or Nay?

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  • Helen 17 May 2010, 4:19 pm

    Aww your accent is so nice! I love vintage books too. I formatted my videos in the windows video thing and it changes them to windows video files and they're a lot quicker to upload. Only took 20 minutes compared to 2 hours!

  • Missa 17 May 2010, 5:32 pm

    Vintage children's books are my favorite for the illustrations. Your french book is lovely! Your accent is adorable too 🙂 It's always fun to see someone in action or hear their actual voice for the first time, ah the joys of video posts… you're right about the uploading part though, you definitely need to plan ahead for time.

  • The Waves 17 May 2010, 7:25 pm

    Oh how cool was it to hear your voice! I am such a sucker for old books; these two were beautiful! 🙂

  • madam0wl, a.k.a Sandra 17 May 2010, 7:51 pm

    I give a Yay as I like occasional video posts myself. I hear you about how long it takes to upload. For me, there are several different formats or qualities to choose from and it is hard to know which one to use.

    Those are cool books. My 7 year old was watching part of it over my shoulder and was like, Whoa I want that book! He likes old "ancient" things.

  • Biba 17 May 2010, 9:35 pm

    It's a Yay!

  • Maven 18 May 2010, 1:10 am

    Oh, I like! It's always fun to put a voice to the person, I think. And thank you for the tongue twisters! I'm writing a French diction exam tonight (I teach voice students how to pronounce French for singing) and I think I'll put the Didon one on the exam for extra credit!

  • Maven 18 May 2010, 1:15 am

    Oh my goodness, you should visit http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/fr.htm. I love number 33!

  • Style Eyes 18 May 2010, 5:30 am

    Yay great video. I am not sure I will ever work up the courage to do videos on my blog.

  • Diana 19 May 2010, 7:39 am

    Your accent is so pretty. You'd hate our American accents, ha!

    This is a charming book to share as your first video, too.

    I suggest flickr or vimeo to upload photos. They are not as popular, and I noticed it doesn't take as long because not many are uploading all at once.

  • neighbourhood.gal 20 May 2010, 6:20 am

    Hooray! Hearing your voice makes you seem so much more real!