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Posted: 11 Sep 08, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

( Have I made this thread before, a long time ago? I can't remember )

Everyone's got a super-neat accent, assuming they can speak- so what's yours sound like? Be as descriptive as you can! Type out words and how you pronounce them as opposed to how they're spelled ( or anything else that'll help you show us HOW you talk ). If you speak with a Cockney accent then you automatically win the entire thread.

Me first: I've genuinely got no idea. The only english-speaking places I've ever lived in were in the southermost Bible belt sections of the USA, but the folks here tell me I sound different. They pronounce 'Harry' as 'hairy' here too, wow. I kept correcting them when I was talking about our cat because I wasn't aware that it was an accent. xD


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Posted: 11 Sep 08, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How do I talk?

http://www.countryhumor.com/redneck/dictionary.htm

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Posted: 11 Sep 08, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My accent sounds like shit.


And God dammit, the rest of what I wrote didn't make any sense.


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Posted: 11 Sep 08, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im from RAH-chester


we pronounce (we meaning not me) creek as crick, hammock as hamMOCK and boots as bewts.

and room as rum....if only the room were rum O.o


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm from Good old barnsley and it's got one of the most southernly and strongest accents in yorkshire.. Here goes;

tha noz = You know..

a se = I say

wa iz zit = What is it?

wi izzit = Where is it?

Oh hell......

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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sound exactly like this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmJ7XVZOb2A





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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as i'm originally from 'cockney country' [family on my fathers side are from Camberwell/Lambeth/Southall area] i declare myself the winner.[as by the rules of the thread]

however,my mothers side are Cornish so if you throw that into the mix as well then i sometimes sound as if i've had a stroke depending on who's company i'm in.
i've also been told on many occasion that i sound South African.although the closest ive ever been to there is via a cheap bottle of plonk.

think Dick Van Dyke meets Jethro for a vocal combination.

"we dont like strangers here" is pronounced "we downt loick strayngas ear" when i say it around locals


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I refer you to this topic if you want to know more about my accent:

http://queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=1119705

We swallow klinkers, we don't say lopEn, but lop'n. We don't pronounce the E in this word for example.


PS: I don't talk in Grunnings.

Here you can hear Grunnings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBna3YSG00c&feature=related

(I know, some Dutch accents sound really stupid; Frysk is even worse than Grunnings)

On this site, you can hear induvidual words and sentences:

http://www.sillius.nl/groningana/groningsvoorbeginners.html

If you click on the little icons






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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 07:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A native Brit lecturer put me under the label "conservative American accent" based on a reading test in which I tried my best to pronounce everything in the standard British English, trying to find that phrasing and intonation of a bbc newsreader... (obviously I failed miserably in the ears of a native, therefor the conservative Ame. verdict)...





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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://home.comcast.net/~plutarch/phila.html

There's a bit of Pennsylvnia Dutch, and American Southern sprinkled about as well.

Wow. I didn't know I had that much of an accent untill I read all the way through that web page. I assumed that I was speaking correctly all these years. However, I aint changin'. No way, no how.


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad Horsie wrote:

I sound exactly like this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmJ7XVZOb2A





Yes, that's what I do in my free time.



Cheers,
Hor


I've watched that many times. Hahahaha. So cute! :)

My accent....???

For those who know me well here... Most of you have heard it before...

It's very British. Yeah...



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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm... I sound more American than British when I'm speaking English.

Something like Goran Visnjic. lol

*edit*
As for Croatian, it sounds like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_1e77hFv18&feature=related

"If you are in Zagreb or near, come to Piranha bar around 23pm. If you aren't, see you on Monday. Goodbye!"

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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess i have a Glasgow/West of Scotland accent, not that strong mind you, i've been told before that i don't even sound Scottish.

But i have a husky/shit voice anyway, all my friends say i sound like i'm losing my voice since it can be that husky.


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ms. Rebel wrote:

Hmmm... I sound more American than British when I'm speaking English.

Something like Goran Visnjic. lol





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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Think Hermione Granger.

Sadly, I'm telling the truth. I'd way prefer a nasal northern Beatley accent.

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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no accent. I live in the Mid East of America, very neutral I'd say. Erin and Pieter have met me in person, maybe they can say if I've got an accent or not. Even though I live in Kentucky I do not sound like everyone thinks I would. I live in Northern KY, close to Haystacks and Cincinnati so if anything I sound more like an Ohioan, a Southwestern one.


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisser wrote:

I have no accent. I live in the Mid East of America, very neutral I'd say. Erin and Pieter have met me in person, maybe they can say if I've got an accent or not.


I don't recall you having a specific accent. I guess you'd call that non-regional dialect. ;-)

I don't think Pieter has a very strong accent, at least, not compared to the other Scottish accents I've heard. He has a great uncle that I can't even understand.

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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I live in Friesland (nothernmost province of The Netherlands). It's a part of the bigger continent called 'Frisia'. Thus I'm Frisian and we have our own language. And yes, I'm able to speak Frisian, though I talk Dutch most of the time.

I study English and I'm aiming for a British accent. Just love it. My advantage is that Frisian is in fact very close to English. Many English words are derived from it. It's going quite well so far, but practising is really the key here. I want to enlarge my vocabulary as well as being able to pronounce the words correctly in speech. In contrast with using words in isolation, which is fairly easy.

If everything goes well, I will be abroad next year. For six months or so. I will probably gain much experience that way. Ah well, just wait and see, I guess...




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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote:

I live in Friesland (nothernmost province of The Netherlands). It's a part of the bigger continent called 'Frisia'. Thus I'm Frisian and we have our own language. And yes, I'm able to speak Frisian, though I talk Dutch most of the time.

I study English and I'm aiming for a British accent. Just love it. My advantage is that Frisian is in fact very close to English. Many English words are derived from it. It's going quite well so far, but practising is really the key here. I want to enlarge my vocabulary as well as being able to pronounce the words correctly in speech. In contrast with using words in isolation, which is fairly easy.

If everything goes well, I will be abroad next year. For six months or so. I will probably gain much experience that way. Ah well, just wait and see, I guess...



I don't know how well you speak English but your written word is excellent!


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Posted: 12 Sep 08, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote:

I live in Friesland (nothernmost province of The Netherlands). It's a part of the bigger continent called 'Frisia'. Thus I'm Frisian and we have our own language. And yes, I'm able to speak Frisian, though I talk Dutch most of the time.


Sorry to bust your bubble: Frisian is not a language. It's been awarded the status by the government, because you lot whine so much, but every major linguist disagrees, because you do not fundamentally differ from Niederdeutsch (i.e. Dutch). As for 'Frisia', that is not a 'continent' but a region, which is really an arbitrary demarcation based on the possessions of a ruling house in the mid-1400s.

I study English and I'm aiming for a British accent. Just love it. My advantage is that Frisian is in fact very close to English. Many English words are derived from it.


That is just laughable. English is much, much older than the abomination of a dialect that is called Frisian; your 'language' is as much a Germanic derivation as Dutch, German and English are (although English is highly influenced by Roman influences brought by the Normans in the 1066 invasion).





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