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Yanny or Laurel?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by drf64, May 16, 2018.

Yanny or Laurel?

  1. Yanny

    31 vote(s)
  2. Laurel

    58 vote(s)
  1. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Alright - that makes sense.

    What doesn’t make sense is me using any amp over 5 watts...
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  2. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    My wife says she hears an electronic-sounding but distinct "laurel".

    I hear, in possibly the crappiest audio quality I've ever heard, "eealee".

    Update: This morning I listened again several times, and heard "laurel" each time.
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  3. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    It's clearly these guys after the game, bombed out of their minds and slurring their speech...


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  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
  5. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI

    I guess the flip side is why post links at all? Geez, buy 'em books and they chew on the covers! :(
  6. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    My wife and I were watching the news tonight and it's funny, she once again proved she's smarter than me. She heard the yanny, I hear the laurel. We replayed it, and got the same thing. Me, I'm just a dump a$$, my wife is the smart one around here. (And Toto, of course he heard yanny.)
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  7. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007

    My wife heard “laurel” and I’ll check her out later, because something is obviously wrong.
  8. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Meister

    Mar 12, 2013
    Humboldt County, CA
    WHAT??? LAUREL??? My wife said she heard "laurel" too but she's an Aussie and I always expect the oddest from them. I totally heard "yanni". Totally.
  9. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Holic

    Oct 12, 2017
    the real question is.... Ginger or Maryann
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  10. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Meister

    Mar 12, 2013
    Humboldt County, CA
  11. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    I heard “Bob”.
    Was that not an option?
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  12. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    I can still hear the 15K sound on "Sgt. Pepper" and I heard Laurel...Seriously, if folks can t agree on an actual word no wonder theres tonewood hearers and tonewood deniers.
  13. SharpDressedMan

    SharpDressedMan TDPRI Member

    Nov 16, 2017
    Turin, Italy
    Well from my computer with earbuds I hear "Yanny" everytime, with the NYT tool I have to move it towards the 1st marker to the left to start hearing "Laurel", but if I bring it back to the middle... definitely "Yanny"
  14. IgnatzMouse

    IgnatzMouse TDPRI Member Ad Free Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    CT, USA
    I'm happy to see (hear) speech science in the news (I'm a psycholinguist and my wife is a speech researcher). My guess (I hear both) is that this is a superposition of two wave forms and that where the slider is, determines where each individual's crossover point is. I would bet that if you applied a low-pass filter to the whole signal you would only hear "Laurel," and with a high-pass filter, you would only hear "Yanny." In speech there is a well known phenomenon called "categorical perception." Generally speaking, the data come from experiments in which you ask listeners to say (for example) whether they hear a "p" or a "b" when you play them a stimulus. The only variation between stimuli is the amount of "voice onset time," (VOT) which is the amount of time between when the lips close and when the vocal folds begin to vibrate. Short VOTs are perceived as "voiced" (b, d, g) while long VOTs are perceived as "voiceless" (p, t, k). When you first create stimuli it's pretty remarkable: you record a person (or synthesizer) saying "b" (again, as an example), then just add varying amounts of silence (or zero-centered noise) to the beginning, and at some point your perception of the identity of the phoneme changes completely. However, for each person, this category boundary is different. While the phenomenon here is not identical to categorical perception, it is similar: i.e. perception is more than just the transduction of acoustic energy.
  15. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    I heard Laurel, but in the tool in the first link when panned to the right side I heard "Yowie". There was no "n" sound at all, so it couldn't have been Yanny.
  16. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    Same here.
  17. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    at dead center I heard Lamme , at -1.25 I heard laurel and between -1.25 to 0.0 blended into a simulated autotune Lamme, possible because Laurel was a lower pitch and Yanney was a higher pitch that had a phase cancelation in the stereo field I found the bottom end started to disapate at 0.0
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  18. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    I watched that yesterday and heard "yammy". Today, the same clip/ same setup is laurel.
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  19. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006

    There was a piece in nyt about this. I'll post a link if I can find it
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  20. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    The link is in Post #1.
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