Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I think I've heard the opinion that it has become fashionable for young American women to have a deep and raspy quality to their voice; but I cannot remember the precise example, and so can’t say whether it refers to what’s described by the term I learned yesterday — vocal fry, which is rather like purring. Here is Emilia Clarke doing it showing her impression of an American accent on Jimmy Kimmel show in 2015:

I’ve certainly heard this phonation before, but I don’t think I’ve ever paid much attention to it. But many middle- and old-aged Americans apparently find it an annoying mannerist innovation.

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