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« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2011, 06:58 »
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Oh, I did see that near the end. My accent is even worse as I have a burr (can't say my Rs properly, think Jonathan Ross if you've ever heard of him). I suspect it was the alarrrum bit they were laughing at. There's a name for that in phonetics, but I can't remember it - putting unaccented vowels between consonants. We also say wurruld for world. But a lot of English say something between 'alam/alom' and between 'wuld/woald' without the 'r'.


I'm not sure you're right, but then again, subtitles could be wrong I just checked it with subtitles, here's a screenshot:


And a couple more screengrabs as links so I won't use too much of your (and MSG's) bandwidth (check out the faces in the background) http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/screenhunter02jul181353.jpg/ and Hammond doing it http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/808/screenhunter03jul181354.jpg/.

Oh great, now that I've made all the screengrabs I found the clip on youtube :D
Glaswegian Trying To Say Burglar Alarm On Top Gear


« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2011, 07:06 »
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There's a name for that in phonetics, but I can't remember it - putting unaccented vowels between consonants.
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I think the process of inserting that vowel (it's the same vowel in all cases, isn't it?) inbetween two consonants is called schwa-epenthesis. In non-rhotic accents of English there is never an r at the end of a syllable, and in inserting a vowel you've placed the r in the beginning of the next syllable.
I wonder what burr means? You don't pronounce r at the end of a syllable? I thought Scottish English does have r at the end of syllables.

ShadySue

« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2011, 07:30 »
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I wonder what burr means? You don't pronounce r at the end of a syllable? I thought Scottish English does have r at the end of syllables.
No, it's actually a speech impediment, like a lisp but with 'R's, not 'S's. So Jonathan Ross would pronounce his name 'Woss', and so, apparently do I. It runs in my Mum's side of the family - they've all got it, so it must be a dominant gene. My sister has the worst of it, as she's called Barbara.
My Mum took me to a GP to try to get me to a speech the'w'apist as soon as I began to talk. He told her to take me back when I was twelve. I remember being marched to a newer, younger GP about the day after my twelvth birthday to be told I was 'far too old'. In the Grand Scale of Things, it hardly matters - it hasn't held back Wossy.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 08:15 by ShadySue »

ShadySue

« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2011, 07:36 »
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I'm not sure you're right, but then again, subtitles could be wrong I just checked it with subtitles, here's a screenshot:
Yup, it's the bit the subtitles have put as alar-rm - the hyphen denoting the non-specific vowel.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 08:15 by ShadySue »

« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2011, 07:50 »
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Ah, I see what you mean.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2011, 10:18 »
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So istock were correct in making this new collection available to buyers because contributors who added content into the collection are having sales.Everyones happy..Istock-Contributors-Buyers.Life is simple .

ShadySue

« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2011, 10:30 »
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So istock were correct in making this new collection available to buyers because contributors who added content into the collection are having sales.Everyones happy..Istock-Contributors-Buyers.Life is simple .
Yup, and for the really simple-minded, there's always The Pound Shop, i.e. Thinkstock.

ShadySue

« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2011, 11:27 »
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So istock were correct in making this new collection available to buyers because contributors who added content into the collection are having sales.Everyones happy..Istock-Contributors-Buyers.Life is simple .
Yup, and for the really simple-minded, there's always The Pound Shop, i.e. Thinkstock.
But the big difference is that some of the Thinkstock offerings are pretty high quality at unsustainable prices.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2011, 12:02 »
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So istock were correct in making this new collection available to buyers because contributors who added content into the collection are having sales.Everyones happy..Istock-Contributors-Buyers.Life is simple .
Yup, and for the really simple-minded, there's always The Pound Shop, i.e. Thinkstock.
Yes but the shop owner selling everything for  a pound still makes money because suppliers still sell in bulk to him at 60pence.Now other suppliers might think screw that i'm not selling my products for 60 pence..All markets, be it  the higher/brand shops or discount warehouses,  have buyers and suppliers.
BTW.I must shop at least once a month in a pound shop looking for cheap work tools/cleaning products/photo props.Saved a small fortune.

« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2011, 12:42 »
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On the subject of E+, I've now got 34 E+ slots available.  Before the price filter I usually had them all used up, but now I'm waiting to get a better idea of how sales patterns change.

Shame it's so difficult to work out sales patterns from our own sales data that iStock bother to make available to us.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2011, 12:51 »
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On the subject of E+, I've now got 34 E+ slots available.  Before the price filter I usually had them all used up, but now I'm waiting to get a better idea of how sales patterns change.

Shame it's so difficult to work out sales patterns from our own sales data that iStock bother to make available to us.
Each to there own but please tell me why you bother with sales patterns.How long does it take you ?What are you looking for ?
New files are struggling to get any sort of foothold at the moment, such is the amount of content getting added to the library.I never notice patterns, i just know my good sellers keep selling  at the moment.

« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2011, 12:59 »
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On the subject of E+, I've now got 34 E+ slots available.  Before the price filter I usually had them all used up, but now I'm waiting to get a better idea of how sales patterns change.

Shame it's so difficult to work out sales patterns from our own sales data that iStock bother to make available to us.
Each to there own but please tell me why you bother with sales patterns.How long does it take you ?What are you looking for ?
New files are struggling to get any sort of foothold at the moment, such is the amount of content getting added to the library.I never notice patterns, i just know my good sellers keep selling  at the moment.

come on, one day IS rocks other sucks.. one day you say u love Lobo other not..??? I am confused  ;D

« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2011, 13:40 »
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On the subject of E+, I've now got 34 E+ slots available.  Before the price filter I usually had them all used up, but now I'm waiting to get a better idea of how sales patterns change.

Shame it's so difficult to work out sales patterns from our own sales data that iStock bother to make available to us.
Each to there own but please tell me why you bother with sales patterns.How long does it take you ?What are you looking for ?
New files are struggling to get any sort of foothold at the moment, such is the amount of content getting added to the library.I never notice patterns, i just know my good sellers keep selling  at the moment.
Shank, haven't you just pointed out a sales pattern that you've noticed, then said that you never notice patterns?  You're a funny guy  ;)

What am I looking for?  At the moment It'd be good to know how badly hit sales of my E+ and Vetta files have been by the introduction of the price filter.

Other times it could be useful to know loads of things from our sales data - how different types of files have performed, which files used to sell well but then suddenly stopped selling for whatever reason, ...

Shank_ali

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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2011, 13:50 »
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On the subject of E+, I've now got 34 E+ slots available.  Before the price filter I usually had them all used up, but now I'm waiting to get a better idea of how sales patterns change.

Shame it's so difficult to work out sales patterns from our own sales data that iStock bother to make available to us.
Each to there own but please tell me why you bother with sales patterns.How long does it take you ?What are you looking for ?
New files are struggling to get any sort of foothold at the moment, such is the amount of content getting added to the library.I never notice patterns, i just know my good sellers keep selling  at the moment.
Shank, haven't you just pointed out a sales pattern that you've noticed, then said that you never notice patterns?  You're a funny guy  ;)

What am I looking for?  At the moment It'd be good to know how badly hit sales of my E+ and Vetta files have been by the introduction of the price filter.

Other times it could be useful to know loads of things from our sales data - how different types of files have performed, which files used to sell well but then suddenly stopped selling for whatever reason, ...
Your over thinking it.There are to many variables.Do we really no how buyers use the search engine or what search string they use.Just keep uploading what you consider to be useful and if they are they will be found and bought by the designers.I am funny.It's a gift .
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 13:53 by shank_ali »

« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2011, 02:49 »
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i'm really really glad that i did not went exlusive at one point where i was planning to. Today all my revenue from stock sites are growing, except istock. istock has one of the most painful upload, keywording process, model release. this month istock sells as much as my 123rf despite constant upload.

the thing is most designers from my country is buying from istock. there has been a trend that asian designers are slowly moving elsewhere,. i guess there will be a point that it's not worth the time to upload to this site anymore.

cheers


 

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