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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    If you're going to do that, you've at least got to merge Scot and Irish into Scotirish Scotch-Irish!
    Fixed. Although Celtic or Gaelic would also be an appropriate term; although with Celtic you might have to add Welsh and Bretons as well in that category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    there are at least three American accents. Out east, out south, and then everything else, and you probably SHOULD have AAVE to keep from being racist. The US has about five times the population as the UK, and yet you give them 4 accents when we only get two! If you're going to do that, you've at least got to merge Scot and Irish into Scotirish!
    You do know that for a typical Brit, we can't really heare anything but "american" for a texan, a californian or a bostonian, right?

    The choices for English as a first language ought to be :

    American/Canadian
    New Zealand/Australian
    South African
    Indian English
    Scot/Irish
    English

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    Newfie accent #1 (newfoundland, but only the really thick obvious one).

    That's not an available option, so southern texan next. And I absolutely loathe the "word" 'y'all'.

    And for those wondering, the only place yeu'll hear 'ah-boot' for about in canada, is around thunder bay, it's just been popularized is all. Like cockney is only one of several dialects in brittian and mostly found around london to my knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    You do know that for a typical Brit, we can't really heare anything but "american" for a texan, a californian or a bostonian, right?

    The choices for English as a first language ought to be :

    American/Canadian
    New Zealand/Australian
    South African
    Indian English
    Scot/Irish
    English
    Most Americans can't tell a Scotsman from an Irishman or someone with a Cambrige accent from someone with a Cockney one.

    I would say that you can merge most English Canadians and most Americans east of Pennsylvania and north of Virginia into one category, though. Unless they're from some backwater area, they mostly sound the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    You do know that for a typical Brit, we can't really heare anything but "american" for a texan, a californian or a bostonian, right?

    The choices for English as a first language ought to be :

    American/Canadian
    New Zealand/Australian
    South African
    Indian English
    Scot/Irish
    English
    Canada doesn't even get it's own accent? What about Quebec?

    And there's definately a difference between Scottish and Irish.

    What about Carribean?

    There's room for about 16 choices, aren't there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Canada doesn't even get it's own accent? What about Quebec?

    And there's definately a difference between Scottish and Irish.

    What about Carribean?

    There's room for about 16 choices, aren't there?
    I'm betting the South Africans are tired of being ignored, too. And what about the English-speaking Indians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    there are at least three American accents. Out east, out south, and then everything else. The US has about five times the population as the UK, and yet you give them 4 accents when we only get two! If you're going to do that, you've at least got to merge Scot and Irish into Scotirish!
    I'm sorry, but Scottish and Irish accents are extremely different.
    Even for a Frenchman like me.

    They do not even share the same dialectal origin.

    And don't say it's because Ireland and Scotland are geographically closer to France, because I've lived more in the US than in those countries.

    The fact I'm able to clearly differentiate them, while in return it would be far more difficult to do the same with the so-called "three US accents" should make you wonder why.
    Besides, US English has become the standard version of English spoken worlwide. So somehow, it's more and more a normalized form of English than what you might imagine it really is. And it's internal differences are more and more subtler with each new passing generation. You can thank your medias for that.

    Once again, the US aren't the center of the English-speaking world. Ask any foreigner, I'm sure (s)he'll tell you quite the same story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I'm sorry, but Scottish and Irish accents are extremely different.
    Even for a Frenchman like me.

    They do not even share the same dialectal origin.

    And don't say it's because Ireland and Scotland are geographically closer to France, because I've lived more in the US than in those countries.

    The fact I'm able to clearly differentiate them, while in return it would be far more difficult to do the same with the so-called "three US accents" should make you wonder why.
    Besides, US English has become the standard version of English spoken worlwide. So somehow, it's more and more a normalized form of English than what you might imagine it really is. And it's internal differences are more and more subtler with each new passing generation. You can thank your medias for that.

    Once again, the US aren't the center of the English-speaking world. Ask any foreigner, I'm sure (s)he'll tell you quite the same story.
    Perhaps I am biased because I like, I dunno, listen for accents. A lot. I wanted to major in linguistics, remember? So I can tell most of the ones you're talking about and a bunch of other accents you can't hear, too.

    And you are making a serious mistake by missing out a lot of accents mentioned above -- Carribean, Indian, South African.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Besides, US English has become the standard version of English spoken worlwide.
    Once again, the US aren't the center of the English-speaking world.

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