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I've got a tradition English one. I think they call it cosmopolitan?
Also, has your accent changed over the years?
it's a somehow a weird mix of the two.
what and where's traditional english from anyway?
I've lived in Scotland, Portsmouth, Dover, Rugby and now London in my life so haven't really been assigned an accent as such, but would like to think i'm well spoken
a surprising number of people mistake this for mancunian. i don't sound like i'm from manchester at all though.
etymologically has a very strong Nordic heritage. look at all the places suffixed in the name "hulme"/"holme" and the main street being called DeansGATE.
and one that i find more than moderately interesting, but it doesn't change the fact that i don't sound like i'm from manchester
why did it take so long for me to get there?
I rest my case.
Unfortunately. Um, I've grown up in the lower peninsula of Michigan right near Canada & have been told in years past that I sounded Canadian by someone who had lived in Toronto 20 years. I've also been told a couple times that I sometimes have a faint trace of my dad's accent by family members, but I don't really think I do (he's from Wolverhampton).
people think i have a comedy irish or scottish accent. when they can understand me. when i'm back in northern ireland, my old mates say i have an english accent. definitely don't have an english accent but my native northern irish horribleness has definitely softened over the years
very middle class parents, but from working class stock in north London and Manchester teaching me how to speak in EXTREMELY rural north wales and less rural but still rural Yorkshire = weird, well-spoken northern-ness. I like to think it's quite sexy....
Non regional, bit posh
Pretty boring, yet strangely alluring (its not)
It would depend on whom I am speaking with.
I was just seeing how long it would take for someone to call me on that.
I don't think I have an readily identifiable one though, too mixed up.
you might not have an easily identifiable accent, but you don't not have one
i'm generic scotch - spending equal amounts of my life in glasgow and edinburgh seems to have neutralised it
then again i was born in dorset and moved to hampshire when i was three and my parents are very middle class, so it's hardly surprising. i always tell my northern friends that they are saying words wrong. they love it.
Swahili when talking to self
Are you from Leeds? No
Are you from Scotland? No
Are you from Newcastle? No
Are you from Ireland? No
Are you from Australia? Oh Jesus. NO.
I've had them all. Australia fairly frequently. Most of my family are from Scotland though, but thats pretty normal in Middlesbrough so nobody notices.
everyone here calls me posh and laughs.
i'm a real tough guy.
Proper Last of the Summer Wine/Dingles style.
but for some reason i'm told my intonation is really bad. blame the immigrant parent.
From my experiences, people from the Northern U.S. sound more like the stereotypical Canadian accent than any actual Canadians do. Except maybe Atlantic Canadians, eh?
I live near Sarnia which may be why I've noticed, although it really isn't everyone & I never notice after a couple minutes after passing over the border, but then again we get a lot of people coming into my area to shop and I rarely take notice. :S
but I know people that do.
"posh southerner to the northerners; dirty northerner to the southerners"
instead of Yorkshire.
It's still pretty awful though.
General South-England-ish? Sometimes I speak properly, but when I'm back at my parents I become really lazy. I had a WEIRD accent when I was a kid, sounded slightly agricultural. Odd.
with twinges of cockerney that get more and more pronounced when a) I'm drinking, b) watching football and c) around my family, especially my sisters.
unless im lazy/a bit drunk/tired, then i kinda slip into country bumpkin, i've been told it's cute. siiigh!
Ahaha, i have russian accent... i think. Native english-speakers speak English so beautiful. I am Captain obvious.
it's like all the words have sharp edges
before i came to uni and got shredded to pieces for southern-ness, i used to say turquoise TURQUARZ, and shit like that.
it's everyone else that does.
Slightly-Posh with a mild Northern Accent (Dads side) and a rare slip into Norwichian (Mums side).
depending on who i speak to my accent seems to adapt and i get a twang of whatever they have.
nb. this twang becomes more pronounced directly in proportion to the amount of cider I consume.
to Northern and since I've been in the south east has settled into what I like to think is a generally well-spoken accent with twangs of Essex creeping in to it.
I've picked up quite a lot of words and phrases from my time in Newcastle though, which makes my friends from home call me 'northern'.
Several people have assumed that I'm from New Zealand.
like that, but posher.
whilst Ben Fogle looks on disapprovingly.
yokel type really
however not as 'Manc' as it used to be, I've kind of lost it a bit over the last 6 years due to getting a foriegn ladyfriend and having to speak a bit 'proper' so her and her family can understand me. They should teach Manc in foriegn schools y'know
with occasional added snottingham.
end result: basic regionless anglais