• "Laurel," "Yanni," or something else? 05/16/2018  11:04pm

    I'm curious what the AU community hears. I heard something else- "ee-uh-ree" on my iPhone and "eerie" on the TV. I neither perceive an "a" vowel (of "yanni") nor any "l" sounds (of "laurel").

    bwaylvsong

    Both!

    Laurel is a lower frequency. Yanni is higher frequency, turn your volume up and listen closely.

    BariToxic 05/17/2018  12:00am

    I heard both! But "Yanny" dominates slightly if I'm on a phone or something with a smaller speaker. I think the smaller the speaker, the more the higher frequencies dominate in my ears and the Yannier it sounds. I've yet to find a device that allows me to hear "Laurel" exclusively, but I do hear it!

    I freaking love this crap

    StayHungry 05/17/2018  12:20am

    Apparently the audio is from a vocabulary site pronouncing laurel. So that's actually the "correct answer"

    robotgirl1 05/17/2018  9:39am

    As stupid as this is (like the damn dress...apparently three years wasnt long enough to go without an Internet debate of nonsense), I’ll play for a sec.
    So...some videos I heard Yanny which is actually what I first neard, but others I heard Laurel. And now I’m done playing.

    Showbizdreamer 05/17/2018  11:41am

    OP: my mom also heard “yeary” at first, you’re not alone! She heard “Laurel” on a different speaker.

    StayHungry 05/17/2018  8:26pm

    ^Glad I'm not the only one! I figured we would all hear different things since most of us are musicians and can pick up on sound qualities that most muggles can't.

    bwaylvsong 05/17/2018  10:08pm

    OP: my mom also heard “yeary” at first, you’re not alone! She heard “Laurel” on a different speaker.

    StayHungry 05/17/2018  10:32pm

    I just hear any and all of Idina’s vowel/consonant combinations from anything she’s ever sung.

    BroadwayKiwi 05/18/2018  10:55am