Yanny or Laurel?

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May 16th, 2018 at 2:28:08 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I get the feeling that this is supposed to make me feel bad


Bad, no. Out of the loop, yes..
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May 16th, 2018 at 3:02:11 PM permalink
ams288
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They were just talking about this on cable news and I heard it as "Yanny" for the first time.
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May 16th, 2018 at 3:08:18 PM permalink
Evenbob
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They were just talking about this on cable news and I heard it as "Yanny" for the first time.


So you have a diary entry for today
after all! Dear diary.. (snort)
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May 16th, 2018 at 3:59:25 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Who?



The linguist as no explanation about how the clip was made. A positive pitch shift makes it clearly sound like "laurel" while a negative pitch shift makes it clearly sound like "yanni".

I wonder if when they are making the chipmunk movies if some of the words seem to change to different words.

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May 16th, 2018 at 7:54:04 PM permalink
rxwine
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I heard Yanny.

So if you name your kids Yanny or Laurel... they all ignore you at the same time.
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May 17th, 2018 at 5:46:50 AM permalink
Wizard
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I can only hear "Laurel" and literally cannot fathom where this "Yanny" business is coming from.


That's my position too. Heard this discussed on NPR yesterday.
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May 17th, 2018 at 6:51:27 AM permalink
JimRockford
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What you hear correlates to how you saw that dress.
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May 17th, 2018 at 10:12:43 AM permalink
Wizard
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Both my daughters say it's Yanni.

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May 17th, 2018 at 11:30:40 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
Both my daughters say it's Yanni.


According to the linguist:
Plenty of things could be influencing your interpretation of yanny/laurel, including your dialect and whether you listened to the recording over a speaker or headphones.

Your daughters grew up thousands of miles from where you grew up. What dialect do you speak, and what dialect do your daughters speak?



What is critical to the game is that the actual phrase is not someone speaking a word. It is created artificially and people are choosing the word ( or near word) that best approximates what they hear.
Unfortunately, the player reads a choice of two pseudo-words before they listen to the clip. If you weren't primed to make a choice, it is possible some people would hear something else entirely.
May 17th, 2018 at 11:37:03 AM permalink
miplet
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I first heard this on one of fhose morning shows. I thought they were just messing with me as I heard it differently each time they played it.
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