English accents

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  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    thank you for that
    I never had a hard time with the dialect it always sound poetic to me , I pick uip accents unusually fast , if I were in glasgow I'ld be talking with a brogue in about 2 minutes , gaelic always fascinated me to no end , and when I finally go there , I will be right at home , I just wish my mother was there with me .
     
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    I'm from the West Coast of Scotland (about 30 miles from Glasgow) so my accent is very similar to Glaswegian. When speaking to anyone who isn't Scottish I basically have to slow down my speech down a lot and cut out all the slang and Scots words that we use constantly if I want to be understood. I think the incredible thing about the UK is the huge diversity of accents in such a relatively small country. You can travel 30 miles or so and the accent you hear will be very different from your own.
     
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    Jane Leeves is British, she's from Surrey. '_
     
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    I know - and that's what makes her accent worse. She must surely have heard the real thing in England.
     
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    Ever heard an English person attempt a Weegie accent? ;)
     
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    Something to drink your tea out of. ;)

    It depends on the context.

    Someone who pays four grand for a trashed (sorry relic) guitar, could be seen as a mug.

    Someone who lets someone else treat them badly... a mug

    Someone with who doesn't get paid enough for the job they do... a mug

    being taken for a fool (esp, a man by a woman) ... a mug

    'mugging yourself' is like doing yourself a disservice, allowing yourself to be taken for a mug.

    Being 'mugged' means getting robbed on the street, so it all kind of comes from that.
     
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    Wot's Weegie? :confused:

    (I'm guessing Glasgow?)
     
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    Correct :)
     
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    Welsh is never referred to as Welsh Gaelic.

    All though it’s a Celtic language, it’s Brittonic in origin and shares more in common with Breton(Spoken in northern France, Brittany) and Cornish (Cornwall, southern England).

    I’m a first language Welsh speaker. To my ear French shares more lexical similarities with Welsh than all of the other European languages. Here’s some examples

    French - un, deux, trois
    Welsh- un, dau, tri

    french- fenetre
    Welsh- ffenestr

    french- livre
    Welsh- llyfr

    French- pont
    Welsh- pont

    And so on. Latin is probably the common link that explains these similarities. Interesting stuff :)
     
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    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    I'd noticed a French connection too, but French is a Romance language as you say, and Brythonic isn't.


    Eglwys/eglise

    Ysgol/ecole

    Melin/moulin
     
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    like this, no doubt...
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Very True, linguistics is fascinating when you concider the root, and the associated dialects That makes perfect sense given the history

    My Uncle was particularily interesting to talk to once I caught on to what and how he said things , on top of his dialect which i was able to discern as Welsh , Scot, and Irish , plus he mumbled . LOL
    I have a rare talent to pick up accents very fast and during a quick exposure to a particular language can pick up inflections, I never did follow up on that aspect , I wish i had.

    Thank You for that
     
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    My parents are Scots and I lived there as a child. Actually, I learned to speak while living there. So I understand the various Scots accents no problem, and they sound like proper English to me.

    But the Welsh accent??? Bloody Taffs are unintelligible!!!
     
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    On any given day I hear dozens of different english speakers from around the globe on the TV shows I watch... news, docos, sports casts, cooking shows, etc....
    Even within our own media, the aussie accents are wide and varied with many migrant aussies doing tv hosting/acting on all channels...

    I just hear the english, not the accent.... I listen to what people are saying, not how they are saying it...as best I can...:D

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    Check this guy for cracking accents!

     
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    Lucy is 25 and has 3.5 million subscribers to her English with Lucy channel and has just started a new channel. I think she’s raking it in.
     
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    There is a body of scholarship which notes that the settlers of southern Appalachia in the US came from the “Celtic Fringe” of England, referring to the less Germanic and Roman parts of England, or the West Country. In addition, some Englishmen from the Celtic Fringe settled in other areas that remained in relative isolation, such as the barrier islands off North Carolina known as the Outer Banks, including my Styron ancestors, descendants of Vikings who settled in West Riding, Yorkshire ( far from Devon) 1,000 years ago and who settled on the Outer Banks 650 years later. I have been accused of sounding English.
     
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