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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-16-2016, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Post Your Accent

I read posts in what I perceive to be peoples accents. But I wonder, what is your actual accent.

I'll start. My accent is easily defined by a UFC fighter who live(ed) just a few miles from me.

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I sound like a typical yank, breh.
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I sound like a typical yank, breh.
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Apparently mine is close to Janine from Phone Shop (never really heard the resemblance myself).

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Mines a bit more diluted over the years but this is a heavy version of my accent. A fellow Clydebank representative as well.



He also notes the struggles we face. Can I order food to my actual address? Can I fk. Order 3 sausage rolls? Get one...cause one and three sound the same.
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I have a typical West Coast US accent. Like the guy on the left here. There are people here in the Pacific NW who have an accent distinct from the West but I never really picked that up.



For comparison, the girl in the video has a Midwest accent, they're quite similar.

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I don't have a Latvian accent, since I learned my English from Cartoon Network, probably some kind of generic US accent, no idea how to describe it. I've had English folks asking me where am I from and where did I learn English becauce I don't have an accent, but that just means I don't have a Latvian accent. And I defo don't have an English accent.
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I have a typical West Coast US accent. Like the guy on the left here. There are people here in the Pacific NW who have an accent distinct from the West but I never really picked that up.



For comparison, the girl in the video has a Midwest accent, they're quite similar.
I just watched that entire video and have come to the conclusion that almost everyone in America have the exact same accent. Were those supposed to be different and contrasting? They sounded the exact same to me Boston, New York, the entire South and one or two more aside, everyone in America has the same accent to me.

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I just watched that entire video and have come to the conclusion that almost everyone in America have the exact same accent. Were those supposed to be different and contrasting? They sounded the exact same to me Boston, New York, the entire South and one or two more aside, everyone in America has the same accent to me.
I think I can distinguish a few, but the American accent seems more diluted than the UK accents.

I think you and I probably have the most distinctive UK accents. Like Kevin Bridges is speaking 'posh' because he has to be understood by his audience. But you know that once Geordies/Glaswegians start speaking with the thick accent and slang, it can be difficult for southerners to understand, and probably neigh on impossible for someone that has never heard it before.


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I think I can distinguish a few, but the American accent seems more diluted than the UK accents.

I think you and I probably have the most distinctive UK accents. Like Kevin Bridges is speaking 'posh' because he has to be understood by his audience. But you know that once Geordies/Glaswegians start speaking with the thick accent and slang, it can be difficult for southerners to understand, and probably neigh on impossible for someone that has never heard it before.

The American accent probably seems more diluted and generic, because back in the day people immigrated from different regions in Britain and other countries, so the language mixed up and Americans tend to move a lot more in the country (i.e. when changing the job), whereas Brits (and Europeans) tend to stay in their region (now it changes a bit), so there the regional accents/dialects are stronger even though people don't live as far apart as in America.

The hardest English to understand I found was a house mate from Liverpool. Even the other English natives that were living there hardly could understand her heavy Scouse.

Here is a guy who imitates different accents in English. I don't know whether all of them are correct, but according to the comments he is quite on point with a lot of them.


Here is an older one of his:

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