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#2
I just listened to the audio version of this that came with "Elevation", I really liked hearing it read by SK!

One question, I noticed he pronounces the word for green groceries "produce" as PRAW-duce. Where I live we pronounce it "PRO-duce". Is this a Maine thing, or just a SK thing?
Might be a Maine thing as I thought I said pro-duce but when I listened closer to how I was saying it, it came out sounding somewhere in between pro and praw-duce. :wink2:
 

Hill lover35

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#4
I just listened to the audio version of this that came with "Elevation", I really liked hearing it read by SK!

One question, I noticed he pronounces the word for green groceries "produce" as PRAW-duce. Where I live we pronounce it "PRO-duce". Is this a Maine thing, or just a SK thing?

Ohh another reason to get the audio book of elevation. Even if I just use it to relax to, god I love his voice. It sounds like a Maine accent thing
 

GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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#8
Does anyone know if king trainees himself to not use his Maine accent or did it just go away. I am thinking more in terms of his interviewing and stuff like that.
....as often as he's been interviewed and done recordings over the decades, it's not unusual for a "native speaker" to lose that accent edge due to either a conscious choice to homogenize oneself, or just sub-consciously picking up on bland and universal speech sounds to blend in to whatever medium or market you might be heard....
 

Hill lover35

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....as often as he's been interviewed and done recordings over the decades, it's not unusual for a "native speaker" to lose that accent edge due to either a conscious choice to homogenize oneself, or just sub-consciously picking up on bland and universal speech sounds to blend in to whatever medium or market you might be heard....
That is what I was thinking he did.
 
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