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Posted: 28 May 06, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know this is gonna sound silly,but please dont throw tomatoes at me, please!!! anyways:

I know Freddie wasnt born in Europe, he was born in Africa, if I'm not mistaken. I know after he was done with boarding school, he went to London for the art college. Whenever I hear him talk in interviews, concerts, etc, he sounds like he has a english accent. Was this the result of being in London for so long, that eventually, he developed a english accent...???


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Posted: 28 May 06, 22:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes, also he had a slight lisp.

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Posted: 28 May 06, 22:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he had quite a good ear for sound, so he could pick on any accent he liked.

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Posted: 28 May 06, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He sounds pure posh English doesn't he dears? I love his acent, so clear and easy to understand.

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Posted: 28 May 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me it doesnt have a TOTAL British accent.

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Posted: 29 May 06, 00:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

his school had a heavy English influence as well apparently...

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Posted: 29 May 06, 02:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love it when he sings and there's a word with the "ck" or "k" sound. He pronounces it w/ a "ch". Ya know what I mean? Like in live Under Pressure, he says "but it don't wor-ch". lol. I love it anyway. :D


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Posted: 29 May 06, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddie speaks very nice... great voice. Also when he's just talking.

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Posted: 29 May 06, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps his school in India had pure British English instruction... some people there (even if they're a minority) are too keen on RP. Likewise you find many people in Kenya and Uganda speaking even better than many Londoners.


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Posted: 29 May 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Perhaps his school in India had pure British English instruction... some people there (even if they're a minority) are too keen on RP. Likewise you find many people in Kenya and Uganda speaking even better than many Londoners.


Same in America, You'll find immigrants speaking better English then Americans...

But back on topic...

Freddie was very articulate, i could listen to him talk allllllllllll day... :D

haha he does say "ch" instead of "K" sometimes, i noticed that too, but i thought it was just me and my crazy mind... good catch... :D

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Posted: 29 May 06, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


haha he does say "ch" instead of "K" sometimes, i noticed that too, but i thought it was just me and my crazy mind... good catch... :D

I thought it was because of his bucky teeth


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Posted: 29 May 06, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Freddie's voice, for me, has always sounded odd. His sining voice is so flexible and also very powerful, but when he speaks he sounds strange and nothing like how you'd imagine it would based on his singing voice.


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Posted: 29 May 06, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack <h6>The Paranoid QueenZoner wrote:


Freddie's voice, for me, has always sounded odd. His sining voice is so flexible and also very powerful, but when he speaks he sounds strange and nothing like how you'd imagine it would based on his singing voice.


Yeah, I agree. I was kinda shocked when I first heard him speak.


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Posted: 29 May 06, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought it was kinda deep.

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Posted: 29 May 06, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love his way of saying Rock´n´roll.. I heard it in an interview.. *drools*


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Posted: 29 May 06, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsack <h6>The Paranoid QueenZoner wrote:


Freddie's voice, for me, has always sounded odd. His sining voice is so flexible and also very powerful, but when he speaks he sounds strange and nothing like how you'd imagine it would based on his singing voice.



Intresting that you say this munchsack...I actually liked his accent...thought it was sexy, a bit nerdy, and a bit mellow @ the same time...his voice sounded great when he talked to the audience in concert!!


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Posted: 29 May 06, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


It wasn't so much the accent, but the voice I found surprising.


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Posted: 29 May 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sometimes I can't understand what he's saying, im bad with accents.

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Posted: 29 May 06, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also find his accent fascinating..and quite hard to place. One thing's for sure, he certainly didn't speak with the same accent as his mother does! On the interviews I've seen with his sister, she seems to have a much more "standard" accent so maybe the boarding school did play a big part in shaping the rather "posh" tones he had.
Some accents are easy to recognise but I have no idea how someone born in Zanzibar and raised in India is "supposed" to sound!

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Posted: 29 May 06, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you guys surious, Zanzibar was an english providence. His father was a member of the English government in Zanibar. Zanzibar was filled with English men.