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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody do that? I'll be talking and involuntarily start talk with a british accent!


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After watching a Harry Potter film in the theatres, I always feel like talking with a British accent (which I can be good at!)

Sometimes I like to say Japanese phrases at times as well

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forever88 wrote:

Does anybody do that? I'll be talking and involuntarily start talk with a british accent!


Yes, and her name is Madonna.

The only difference is that everybody knows she does it voluntarily even though she pretends that she doesn't. Goes to proove that she's nothing but a phony bitch who ran out of ideas on how to re-invent her image.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 03:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny you should mention that. My mum used to hang around a lot of English girls as a kid and when my dad met her he thought she was a Pom. He finally gathered the courage to ask her what part of Engalnd she was from. Obviously she wasn't from England.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But some people are simply more prone to assuming the accent of those around them.

What you say is true Alli, in terms of instinctively speaking like those around you. How else would you have a regional accent? But obviously some people retain their accent for life, regardless of whether they move out of their region or surround themsleves with people that speak differently to them.

And of course, the converse is true. Some people move to a new region with a different accent to their own, and very quickly adopt the new access unconsciously. It just depends on the individual.

Maybe Madonna's just more susceptible to picking up accents.



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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I'm a mut myslef, I've been brought up between many cultures. Now I have switched (for a year) my culture with Spanish culture.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since my native language is German and Portugese (which I only speak very badly) it's always interesting to see how people react on my English. I've met a lot of English, Irish and American people and all of them, especially the English always thought I'd lived in America because I had an American accent. I spoke to Americans quite often lately and they said I had no accent at all so I figure my English does sound more American although I always try to speak proper English. But I noticed that whenever I talk to Americans I tend to speak as they do and whenever I speak to English or Irish people I pick up a little bit of their accent.
We were taught the British English at school though.


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my native languages are romanian and hungarian (which is not my strongest point, but i´m working on improving my hungarian skills), i had some mongol ancestors (that I know of) - in romania we call them tatari - dunno in english. the fact is i dunno a lot about my family history, but i'm gonna do a field study as soon as i'll go back home.
of course if i count my ancient ancestors, they would be: the "daci" (the kingdom that existed in the territory around romania - muuuuuuch larger that it is now - Dacia) and the romans.
i shall fill you in with details when i get them too (if u want of course). :D


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My friend and I sometimes speak in Yiddish accents, very poorly. We do that mostly in P.E. when we're really bored, we'll act like Jewish grandmothers.

"You're so skinny! You need more food! Come, eat some of Bubbe's matzo balls!"


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awww Jingles...I love Madonna!! Of course I don't really care about her personal life or accent but I love her music! I've never been able to afford tickets to her concerts though. Geez...they are over $200!!!!! I won't pay that much.




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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=purple>Miss James wrote:

I was considering that too, Dan. It's really stupid for her to say that she doesn't do it on purpose. I remember in psychology we spoke about how when you are around people that speak differently, your instinct is to speak as they do. But this only lasts until you adjust to the new environment.




I know when I'm in Scotland with Pieter, I feel ever so slightly uncomfortable speaking around people, but I think that it is mainly because of my Southern accent and not because I'm American. Although, I do wonder if the natives will have preconceived notions about Americans being loud mouths and annoying, which some do.
I certainly don't try to talk with a Scottish accent, but I do tone down on the "Y'all's.";-)

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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"in romania we call them tatari "
we call them tatars, sort of like the potato tater tots lol
Since I lived in the north, south, west and in hawaii I blended in quite well, even with horriable hearing, I still know when to call a pop a pop or soda or a coke, as in Texas everything is a coke, even a pepsi =)


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about me, but I've noticed it with my parents. They're from England and Scotland (although they've lived in NZ for over 30 years) and I notice that when they're on the phone to my grandparents their accents will get slightly stronger, paarticularly my dad (the Scottish one).


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Posted: 20 Apr 05, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The lads and I usually adopt a Liverpudlian accent which usually ends up in fight to see which one of us is Ringo.


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Posted: 03 May 05, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

My friend and I sometimes speak in Yiddish accents, very poorly. We do that mostly in P.E. when we're really bored, we'll act like Jewish grandmothers.

"You're so skinny! You need more food! Come, eat some of Bubbe's matzo balls!"


Oh God, those Brooklyn accents are annoying. In fact all New York accents are annoying, especially those wise guy accents that makes guys sound like mobsters.


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Posted: 03 May 05, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just like in Family Guy.


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Posted: 03 May 05, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my friend knows a yenta!


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Posted: 04 May 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

My friend and I sometimes speak in Yiddish accents, very poorly. We do that mostly in P.E. when we're really bored, we'll act like Jewish grandmothers.

"You're so skinny! You need more food! Come, eat some of Bubbe's matzo balls!"


Oh God, those Brooklyn accents are annoying. In fact all New York accents are annoying, especially those wise guy accents that makes guys sound like mobsters.


No, we do Yiddish accents. Not Brooklyn accents.


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Posted: 04 May 05, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only Yiddish accents I hear around here are the Brooklyn ones. Of course, other forms of Yiddish have different slurs depending on where people are from.

Yet nothing is nearly as annoying as listening a latino speak Spanglish.


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