• Question: why do you want to find more out about voices??

    Asked by neve12 to Nadine on 8 Jan 2018.
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      Nadine Lavan answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      Voices are a huge part of our everyday life! We hear them all the time: in the street, on the radio, the TV and on the phone. We don’t only just say things with our voices – we also convey lots and lots of other information about who we were: if I said to you “I really like eggs”, other than now knowing that I am fond of eggs, you could also tell that I am female, not really that old, probably didn’t grow up speaking English(because I have an accent, people tell me!). Depending on my tone of voice you could also take a good guess at whether I am happy, tired or maybe have a cold – or if I had said the sentence “I like eggs” in an ironic way, you might conclude that I actually don’t like eggs at all! So, that’s a lot of complicated information that we as listeners can get out of voices. But really, we don’t know all that much about we are able to do all of this yes – so this is where I get curious and want to find out more!