Linguist David Crystal correlated the use among men of an "effeminate" or "simpering" voice with a widened range of pitchglissando effects between stressed syllables, greater use of fall-rise and rise-fall tones, vocal breathiness and huskiness, and occasionally more switching to the falsetto register.
Perhaps fewer than half of gay men sound pitch and voice of gay men different, says Rogers. New York: Oxford UP,
But let's face it, gay men talk differently. However, I was much more comfortable in my effeminate voice and ways around my friends. Loading comments Log in using your social network account. Views Read Edit View history. Results suggest that a California regional sound can be employed by gay men for stylistic effect, including to evoke a "fun" or "partier" persona.
I didn't learn it from anyone, it was inherent. Cancel Flag comment.
Shappi Khorsandi. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. However, there were no statistically significant differences the listeners identified, if they existed at all, based on intonation. I am one of those people. So, it must be a fully subconscious sort of thing.
Sharing experiences, building relationships and fighting for equality. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? My home, Sutter County, produces more peaches than the state of Georgia, but not a lot of empathy or curiosity.
Gay men seem so much more easily relatable than heterosexual men.