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  • "posh" Cambridge accent

    10 12.20%
  • Cockney London accent

    11 13.41%
  • Scottish accent

    3 3.66%
  • Irish accent

    2 2.44%
  • Aussie accent

    10 12.20%
  • Canadian accent

    4 4.88%
  • Yankee accent (US)

    8 9.76%
  • Southern (Texan) accent (US)

    23 28.05%
  • Caribbean accent

    11 13.41%
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    half mystic, half skeksis jenocyde's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I know you're not monolingual, and as such, I would gladly hear your advices with more interest.
    I think that anyone who purports to study languages should also be aware of the dialect that s/he is learning, or else s/he hasn't really learned anything at all - about the language, the culture, the differences or the people.

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    Slightly off topic, but this is a cool book Amazon.com: Accents: A Manual for Actors (9780879102692): Robert Blumenfeld: Books. Comes with a CD too

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    You should remember, Blackmail, that people are usually irked by smaller differences rather than larger ones.
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    Aww, poor Irish accents didn't get any votes. Well I'm an equal opportunity kind of gal, so *votes for Irish accents* Now no one is left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I wish there were more English speakers from other parts of the world to have given their righteous indignation at not being included in the poll too. I would have felt their pain too and enjoyed hearing their perspective.
    I see African-American Vernacular English(Ebonics) wasn't included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    I think that anyone who purports to study languages should also be aware of the dialect that s/he is learning, or else s/he hasn't really learned anything at all - about the language, the culture, the differences or the people.
    Then you know that close cultural proximity is not necessarily linked with similar accents, and vice versa. Take for instance Schwäbisch and Bayerisch: close geographically and culturally but very different to hear. Or, opposite situation, take Moselfränkisch and Obersächsisch: geographically and culturally very dissimilar, but linguistically rather close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoitsStepho View Post
    Aww, poor Irish accents didn't get any votes. Well I'm an equal opportunity kind of gal, so *votes for Irish accents* Now no one is left out.


    my favorite accent is Welsh. Especially in a singer. but it's not there :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    You should remember, Blackmail, that people are usually irked by smaller differences rather than larger ones.
    Words of wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    my favorite accent is Welsh. Especially in a singer. but it's not there :\
    You mean, Tom Jones?

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    Anyway, joke aside, Welsh accent is typical of an accent strongly influenced by a local language -Welsh aka Cymraeg- that is totally different from English (both in its origins and the way it sounds).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Then you know that close cultural proximity is not necessarily linked with similar accents, and vice versa. Take for instance Schwäbisch and Bayerish: close geographically and culturally but very different to hear. Or, opposite variant, take Möselfrankish and Obersächsisch: geographically and culturally very dissimilar, but linguistically rather close.
    Yes, yes of course. And that was my point. The fact that there are a lot of states which are geographically close - like in the South, for instance - doesn't mean that they sound alike.

    And pointing out the difference should not breed contempt from people who seem to have a grudge with Americans.

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