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I sometimes sound a bit cornish when i'm drunk.Has anyone here got a really pronounced accent?
Even more so when I'm drunk and you damn Southerners can't understand me.
i read it in a home counties 'public school accent'...
You don't have a yorkshire accent AT ALL.
It is not the strongest but people don't ever ask where I am from.
i speak with my accent, which is a scottish one. It's noticably scottish, but not that pronounced. FACT.
Edinburgh is full of English people right?
I dunno if I have an accent, I heard myself on a film we made at school once and haven't tried to hear it again
Edinburgh accent, i've only lived here for a year or so. its kind of watered down slightly posh scottish. I'm from Pitlochry see.
i used to have a great Western Isles accent that everyone thought was Irish, but i've lost that :(
Breadfan - slightly Scouse. My mates call me posh Scouse, the bastards.
Location: Islington, London
I live in Tufnell Park. Just the DiS choices are limited.
Ditto me Lewisham <> Forest Hill
clearly the best accent
everyone loves a scottish accent
I know someone from there, but I can't remember who. You probably know them :P (actually, this is true of Coatbridge where my Dad's from, you can't walk about there five minutes without walking into your Uncle John's Cousin's Sister Margaret)
That's well north, you should sound like Groundskeeper Willie!
*imagines PeeVee sounding like Groundskeeper Willie*
hope i sound like groundskeeper willie
ask someone who's heard me speak
but he's a bit Kaaardiff at times
most people think there's a default Welsh accent which we all have, that we all sound like Ruth Madoc or something. Anyone could surely tell the difference between people from Colwyn Bay, Anglesey, Cardiff, the Rhondda, Gwendraeth Valley etc.
Where I grew up there were huge differences in accent within a 20 mile radius, there are at least 6 different ones I can think of off the top of my head.
Umm. yeah. tidy, like
I don't have a strong accent, probably only on vowels and rrrrrr's when I can be bothered rolling them
"Has anyone here got a really pronounced accent?" What a bizarre question. The vast, vast majority of people have an accent, and your adjectives "really pronounced" are spurious. "Has anyone"???? Surely the question should be: "Is there anyone here who, weirdly, doesn't have an accent?"
at least i don't think i do. i think my mum was keen for me to 'talk proper', leading to me being called posh at school.
i apparently exhibit what's called 'accomodation theory' - changing speech patterns and inflections depending on who you're talking to. i notice it a lot in work if i'm speaking to people with strong accents, especially scots or midlands. weird.
and I have no idea how it occurs.
I have no Australian relations and I have never been to Australia. Weird.
like that woman who thinks shes french, but you think your australian
That doesn't happen very often seeing as I'm from Stockton and people seem to think we sound a bit geordie, which is untrue.
You don't even sound like you're from Yorkshire.
i imagine myself having a thoroughly dull nasal whine. but apparently i don't.
No-one knows where I am from because of this.
Lived in Essex all my life up until a few months ago, now living in south-east London with a Jamaican housemate.
Three accents, they don't compete, they combine. Might be best if I don't ever actually speak to anyone in person.
most people say it's quite posh. I'm really glad I don't have a really broad Belfast accent.
it's hideous. i sound like lloyd grossman sometimes, and a total eastender others. can't change though, it's stuck.
to scottish people it's just a bit posh. to english people it's scottish. to some freaks, it's american/irish/canadian.
basically i'm just posh scottish. i am from edinburgh after all.
i have a very strong portsmouth accent.
whatever that is.
my southern accent is more pronounced, when I'm angry my north eastern accent is the more pronounced. At all other times my accent is a mish-mash.
during my four weeks in America only one person said 'hey, you're Scottish' while about a dozen said 'hey, you're Irish'
oooop north, people thought I had an australian accent not a southern one.
i speak as people are supposed to speak. everyone else has accents.
Teesside me............................... like.
WARNING BAD LANGUAGE!
received pronunciation, which is 'no accent'. My linguistics tutor used me as a textbook example of it. It basically means you can't tell where I'm from from my accent.
Just pointing that out as Traynor's wrong up there ^, as usual - there is such a thing as no accent.
are regional. you can tell a great deal about a person from the fact that they have RP. you do have an accent, you say words in certain ways distinct to others. saying you do not have an accent is saying that the way you speak is neutral, which isnt really precise.
But I like to use a French or Swedish accent if Im ever being pestered by an ugly old man in the pub.
im scottish as well. i personally don't think its particularly strong but people down here seem to think it is.
it's a super combination of wiltshire and bristol. Think of that Latvian chef with the moustache crossed with Justin Lee Collins but female and you get the idea, or ideal as they say round here.
dublin, specifically. actually a kind of hybrid between wicklow, posh dublin and apparently, london :( i've been here too long.
between a posho accent and a luton accent.
it possible to not have an accent? Anyone with a voice must by definition have an accent, shirley?
I'm from the same town as Bobcat Goldthwaite, so we sound very similar
for more info listen to Colin Farrell talk
him, do you? you're not a knacker.
he's not really a knacker, he grew up in castleknock
i forgot that.
hey, i swear like a motherfucker and don't sound like him...
and I've tried to drop the accent but bits come out every so often
or I'll give ya a head box
i dont have an accent
(Zimbabwe if you're simple)
Perhaps a bit Essex-y when drunk.
with people with accents I adopt theres without realising
POSH AS HECK and yorkshirey.
More so posh londony. :(
Saturday night, this Australian girl asked me where abouts in the United States I was from, to which I replied Canada. Then I just kept screaming I'm Irish you fucking idiot.
Then she didn't believe that my Australian friend I was with was Australian.
my dad has a very strong Yorkshire accent, so I have picked up his Northern vowel sounds and some dialect (ie we eat 'tea' as our evening meal). But I grew up in Gloucestershire, and when I am around people with South West or Wales accents, this comes out more.
I lived for 5 years in Birmingham, and picked up a lot of the accent. Although I still write 'mum', I find myself saying 'mom' (in the Birmingham, not American way!) most of the time. And it gets far far stronger when I drink.
But in general I have a very nasal, generic Southern middle class accent.
it was funny.
and I was drinking cider! It's a dangerous combination!
just trying to impress rodimus prime.