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i wish i had an accent :( Scottish preferably. I sound like Jamie Theakston.
accent, but can turn on bampot glaswegian in an instant. It works for both the ladies (attract) and the blokes (repel).
ME AN AW YA ROCKET!!1!!eleven11!!
Good day to you.
apart from the ladies part
I have a Midwestern accent these days. Worst accent in America. Of the broader categories, anyway.
i take english language a level, a lot of the students wouldnt believe it lol but its true, even RP speakers.
best accent ever is either jermaine frm flight of conchords or eugene hutz.
ive lived in surrey the majority of my life... Because my dads spanish a few words make me sound like a south african, and its hard to pronounce b's but its not realy noticable.
What sound do you use when you're speaking Spanish where most would use a B sound? What area's he from?
Is this too many questions? I'm sorry, I'm just very interested in languages/dialects/et cetera???
you wouldn't realy listen to my voice and pin point a region, whereas you could with a northern or Scottish accent. And I have quite a galician (north western/Portuguesey) accent when im talking Spanish (because of my dad)
because midwestern accents are very mild, but when i went to camp in wyoming once, everyone was like "so you're from chicago, huh? oh yeah, i could tell by your accent." you'd be surprised, i'll bet non-surrey residents could pick up on it.
thats a pretty generic accent though.
not sure what you mean by generic?
a generic accent. one that stands out as what the majority of america speak like.
i guess. but in my world the french are bike riding wine drinkers and every chinese person owns a takeaway restaurant.
the onions around the neck, stripey tops and beret's....
you fascist ;) *jokes
I'm not sure what the international perception of what the majority of America speaks like is, though.
can pinpoint my accent. I call it a Heinz accent. Born on the outskirts of Glasgow, where I lived til I was 10, moved to a wee place in Aberdeenshire, called Edzell, where I went to an American school on the base there (American step-mum), moved to Suffolk when I was 16, Norfolk when I was 17 and lived in the Estuary regions since I was 19.
I sometimes sound like I'm putting it on - but my accent can vary from being very Glaswegian to quite Norfolk with American tinges. I hate it. I would rather just be Gleswegian.
to belle and sebastian on repeat. That'll put you straight.
hasn't worked so far :D
its a shame because Scottish accents rule. (i have been listening to too much belle and sebastian)
I can turn it on whenever I want, though. And whenever I'm speaking to family or if I'm angry I sound totally glaswegian [the two are completely unrelated, though. My family don't make me angry. well, not always].
And when I'm reading or saying something in my head, it's always broad Scottish.
the sounds like maybe you're putting it on thing. cause i'm originally from texas, but my parents are eastern midwestern, so i had this very nice non-accent with a southern cadence when i was little, and can fall into still when i talk to texans and other southerners. but when it happens, i worry they may think i'm mocking them.
Richmond, somewhere. North of Sugarland, I think?
So where do you live now?
Chicago since April, the suburbs thereof before that. I was from Dallas, which is also east Texas, but further north.
once asked if I was from Bristol. I have no idea why.
Why did you move to the UK?
I of course have quite a Scotch accent being that I'm from the most northern town on the British mainland. I don't know if I like it 'cause I'm sure what I sound like.
is everyone here Scottish?
I'm a Norwegian living in Cardiff but have been to London loads of times before I moved here, have been to Dublin a couple of times so someone told me I sound like I'm frim Belfast, and someone else was convinced I'm from the valleys, so yeah I really don't know.
its scouse with a hint of manc, but it keeps going into a weird middle class proper english accent.
strong enough for people not from Liverpool to instantly know where I'm from and weak enough that people from Liverpool sometimes ask me where I am from.
jjjust kkhallm down okayy?
'look pal - jist caam yersel doon, awrite?'
and a tendency to come over all Saaaaarf Coast when I'm drunk.
a slight northern drawl, which seems to have become more prominent since i moved down south...i think i'm subconsciously protecting my northern roots
Scottish accents and the Glaswegian in particular are by far te best sounding accents ever.
youve always got the rugby.
a brutal, culchy Northern Irish Derry accent. Which doesn't surprise me :)
watered down, wispy, mumbly geordie.
Nobody anywhere else can understand most of what I say and it annoys me, cause then I have to talk louder and I hate talking loud cause I feel SILLY.
but i've lived in england for a while so it has gone away a bit.
Could listen to it all day :)
I can't stand South African or Australian or American or or or any other bastardisation.
Is why the world hates posh English people.
That's not true is it?
that was to sweepy.
annie, you can't!
i vow not to speak around you
Although some posh woman I once worked for told me I should "lose my cockney accent"
If I sound like a cockney then the queen talks Jafaican. Or is that Jafaken.
I'd hate to talk scotch, can't understand the fuckers.
which is often confused (even by people from the same area) for a Bolton or Bury accent - which isn't totally unfeasible since I went to school/sixth form in Bury so I probably did pick up a slight twang.
People down here in the south do seem to have a hard time understanding me, but that's mainly because I tend to mumble rather than actually speak a lot of the time.
do you mean Didsbury? I bet they'd all find it frightfully difficult to understand you.
(I have a totally posh accent and used to live in West Dids)
west London. I'm far too scruffy for Didsbury
I was just making a terrible joke.
at least you made an effort. 5/10
is that even irish american?
why do people from southern england tend to declare that they don't have an accent?
because.... you do.
like a farmer...or the cast of Hot Fuzz
It's not that lovely Estuary English, it's not Home Counties...
It changes as well...when I'm at home it gets really lazy and I speak like a commoner, dropping Ts like there's no tomorrow. In actuality, it's not how I speak though...
I'm just going to say a Bedfordshire accent, because I'm pretty sure one doesn't exist.
I love being 'the one with the accent'
but apparently I do.
On saturday I got told my voice was 'slightly cockney' and 'punk'. Hmmm.
But very, very badly.
i.e. bath, last, grass etc though, even if I'm talking to someone who does them.