Thursday, August 28, 2008

A change of tune!!!

I joined the school choir this term. Luckily, I don't have to memorize the lyrics. ( They play them on an over-head projector!!!) Any way, there's only one way to stop from sticking out from the rest of the Kiwis, and that's to speak their language. (The accent!) So, every Friday, after lunch I go and sing in a non-American way. When we get to the word "S-T-A-R" I sing " staaa". For "air" I sing "a-ya"for "danger" "dan-ja" and on and on.I'm getting used to it, but yet I still find it tricky, especially numbers. Well, I'll pick it up.


Dr. Cathy Ezrailson said...

That is really neat, Zoe. What kind of songs does the choir sing? Are any familiar to you? If you can record your choir, sometime, I would love to hear it. Hope all else is well in school and at home. We miss you so much but hope to visit sometime in the next year.
Love you,
Grandma Cathy

Anonymous said...

Well, you may have to blend in choir but you are our star whether pronounced star or sta.

I love it that you actually recognize those subleties of language. I tend to not really notice and can not really identify exactly what the difference is. Which probably explains why even though I can not hear any difference in my own speech patterns, people frequently tell me they can hear my Wisconsin accent.

Patois said...

Woo-hoo! My girl is going to be so darn thrilled to hear that. She's going to be in chorus this year. I hope you let your dad record you performing.

Miss you, girl. We sent you a care package today. It should arrive in eight months. ;)

SF.Shen said...