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04 Jan 2011, 9:42 am

Just for fun you squeak your voice lower to sound like a kid/toddler although you are an adult. I do it just for fun and dad finds it annoying. "I need to grow up" is what he's always telling me (been telling me all my life too) :-) From reading around WP a lot of Aspies are immature for there age etc. (Just was reading a topic about that very thing here) which made me think to create this one. :-)



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04 Jan 2011, 10:41 am

My voice the way it is today sounds very feminine, even though I'm male. On several occasions, I've been mistaken for a woman while talking on the phone.

When I was younger, though, I was frequently told by adults to talk more mature, because I always talked babyish. When I was in the first grade, my mom requested that my speech counselor helped me work on my "baby talk." :lol:



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04 Jan 2011, 11:12 am

When exclaiming "Urrrrhhhhuuh? (similar to Scooby doo when he goes Ruuugh?, or Tim Taylor from Home Improvement". It often comes out squeaky sometimes if I don't monitor the pitch, and people make fun just for silly buggers.

When asking a surprising geniune question, when I have no chance to monitor the pitch, it goes squeaky. Plus, my verbal venaculars and sintaxes are extremely infantile. I use ineffective words when talking, when often I slip when not monitoring. So my conversations sounds likewise to a Valley boy who's studying at a prestigious University, half and half. or 3/4 (child like vocabulary).

to make matters worse, because I've been exposed to many different accents, and ethnic specimens of English. Especially when I was younger, and spoke with many Chinese youths, compounded with Mid western English nutral accent. I also mumble alot.... and since I took exposure courses to languages in College. So I find that when I try to communicate, especially with Chinese, I tend to insert words from Japanese and French, or whatever my brain can remember now that I'm older.

Plus this Gibberish is expressed with very improper tones.... You humans have a strange way to communicate. Cats communicate their emotions by physical cute touch.



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04 Jan 2011, 2:43 pm

I am told my regular voice sounds like
a kid's.


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04 Jan 2011, 2:49 pm

Actually, I tend to use a lot of big words and figurative language when I talk, so people have told me I talk like a writer.



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05 Jan 2011, 12:16 am

My son talked in a sort of tiny little baby voice for a 3 or 4 year period, it was extremely difficult to understand him. The teachers kept asking me what was going on I had no idea, he used to make his own words up when he was about 3 but then stopped that and his speach was clear. His therapist thought it was linked to trauma he experienced as a child, but it seemed more like a world he had created for himself and around age 11 it seemed to stop altogether. All the therapists told me he was developmentally delayed but went no further, he clearly has AS which has been come aparent since.

About two years ago my daughter started with a slightly different small voice which at the time I thought was when she was feeling anxious, but I'm not so sure of that and she doesn't think it's to do with stress level's. She's almost 12 and no signs of it stopping. I just keep trying to work with it and not make too much of a big deal.



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05 Jan 2011, 12:29 am

Only when I talk to my cats (which, admittedly, is about 80% of my daily conversation). :lol:



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05 Jan 2011, 12:53 am

yep



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05 Jan 2011, 1:03 am

Yes, but not for fun. Sometimes it's the only way of speaking I can manage.


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05 Jan 2011, 1:04 am

Like an animal, only when I feel threatened in any way.
And only around certain people.
I wouldn't even act childishly around friends, maybe immature but not childish.
And as for the child voice I also mumble to top it off. :P


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05 Jan 2011, 9:13 am

Yes. It drives my mom crazy.



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05 Jan 2011, 9:21 am

Sometimes I am a child


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05 Jan 2011, 9:39 am

Yes my sister and I used to talk like small children to each other, and to Dad, when I was about 15. I think Dad had started it by mimicking a child we'd seen on a TV documentary, who was kind of wiry and cute and pronounced "S" as "F." In the end we were talking like that to each other for most of the time. Dad usually encouraged us, but Mum didn't approve and would never have lowered herself to join in. It felt like a strong bonding force between us, probably because it was the only remotely creative thing we shared with each other.

I have reason to believe that my sister and her hubbie continue the tradition occasionally in private. It was certainly happening before they got married, and he found it amusing.

I was a little surprised when my first serious girlfriend began talking to me like a child, without ever having known of my family tradition in that respect. I found it easy to reciprocate, in fact I did it so much that she started getting annoyed about it, and we stopped.

It's happened with one or two other partners, though it's not what it was......with my current wife I don't, but I've often noticed that what I say to her sometimes does sound childlike, not very noticeably so but consistent with the words coming from an intelligent ten-year old.

I don't know what it all means. I've read that it's common for couples to talk like children to each other.....I think the proposed reason was something to do with a psychological regression into childhood that was said to affect couples.

I did notice that it was often very difficult to break out of it and talk normally again. Sometimes I wondered if that was down to some kind of inferiority feeling, being reluctant to speak in my own voice simply because it was mine, and therefore no good. Like my sister and father, I like to adopt the voices of other people during otherwise normal conversation, apparently for comic effect, but I don't get stuck with those like I have with the child voice.



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07 Jan 2011, 8:33 am

My girlfriend does a lot, especially when she's around me or her parents...but just kind of squeaky, she doesn't do baby talk or anything like that.

She kind of sounds like Poopy, actually :oops:

I don't know if I do or not...I guess sometimes I do squeaky falsetto voice...maybe I do it more often than I think I do...


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07 Jan 2011, 9:21 am

Yes and no, no because I tend to use longer words but at the same time I also talk in more childish tones and styles, like doing a really excitable voice or whining.


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07 Jan 2011, 5:32 pm

I'm the opposite. I have a deep South London accent like Mick Avory.


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