English accents

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  1. uriah1

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    I had to google "Nan"
     
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  2. Si G X

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    LOL! sorry...

    Grandmother ..... who was very well spoken (as I think most people were back then generally)
     
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  3. Si G X

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    Talking of my Nan, what she used to really hate was when I said ain't.

    "I ain't got any of those"

    instead of "haven't"
     
  4. johnny k

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    I wonder what my accent sounds like. I can understand RP english, and american from the most parts.
     
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    As an American I have no idea how accurate this is, but I found it interesting-





    I have an English friend who's living in the US. She says that an absolute dealbreaker on a date is if a guy mentions her "sexy accent." Apparently, it happens a lot.
     
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    Funnily enough, i think the spanish accent is sexy. Of course i don't undersand half of it but it sounds like music to my ear.
     
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    Not when they're angry though. You can trust me on that. :eek:
     
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    It's not bad..... but it's not great either, mainly because she's 'giving it too much' like she's shouting or over emphasizing everything. When people are in normal conversation they are speaking softer and everything sounds kind of different. Her west country stuff was the worst, a female west country accent is usually much softer, warmer and 'nicer' in my opinion. They aren't shouting 'get of my land' or pretending to be pirates, they are saying "would you like another cup of tea dear?" in that warm cuddly way that they do. :)
     
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    Having grown up in the South and listening to a steady diet of midwestern television anchors, I guess I don't have that keen an ear for accents. For instance, I was stunned to find out Hugh Laurie was actually a Brit! When I finally heard him speak outside his House role I thought, "why the heck is he speaking with a British accent?".
    A new and annoying trend that seems to be going nationwide amongst Millennials is the dropping of t's and d's. I guess it's really not all that impor-unt.
     
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    I had the privilege as a young man to work for two gentlemen in the same company. One a Brit, the other a Scot.

    I actually interviewed with the Scot who asked me, "what do you plan to be doing in five years?".

    I had to ask him to repeat the question three times before I got it. But I do realize now that working with those guys trained my ears that I can pick up local dialects and accents much easier than most people.

    And when I feel really salty I break into my Forrest Gump impression and most people will leave me alone.
     
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    Try speaking sign language..with an accent!!!!!
     
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    And who can forget this quite realistic film depiction of the Minnesota or upper midwest accent and mannerisms...

     
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    As an ex Maths teacher then College Electronics Lecturer WE HATED PARENT/TEACHER nights in schools. Always YOUR fault for their children under achieving.
    I do like an east end accent though. What;s the precise meaning of Mug?
     
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    It's been fun reading this thread.

    About fifty years ago Toronto was still quite British. Growing up we learned of names like serviette and chesterfield. Grandma was called Nana. We sang God Save the Queen every morning at school.

    But there's a mixture of American thrown in. We're not far from the border. We watched TV from Buffalo, NY. We call storage for the car, the trunk, not the boot, for example.
     
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    I think the use of the word chesterfield for any sofa is distinctly Canadian. As is the euphemism "chesterfield rugby" ;)
     
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    The other ten percent would say the same thing but their accent is so strong you can't understand what they're saying.
     
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    Glasgow Accents...

     
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    Not really. It wasn't bad, but you could not pin it down to a distinctive American accent. It came off as an English guy doing his best American accent, to me anyway.
     
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    As many english people have discovered us N.E. Scots have our own language nothing to do with Gaelic we call it Doric and here is a wee primer.
    https://www.visitabdn.com/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-doric/
     
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    Could get kinky.
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