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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 spamtar View Post
    The French
    If you have a low tolerance for the French accent, do not watch Man On Wire.

    This is a serious warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    You have a very good point, Peguy.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Perhaps we misunderstood his accent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I'm betting the South Africans are tired of being ignored, too. And what about the English-speaking Indians?
    1/ When I was in South Africa, the dominant language clearly was Afrikaans, not English. Same with Namibia.
    There's so few people there that speak English as their first language I do not think it's really worth to bother analyze this variant.

    2/ If you mean India, then nobody here speaks English as first language. Hindi, Tagalog, Tamil, Mayalayam or Bengali are not related to English at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    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'...
    Y'all is for the lazy drawler. The proper form of address is "you all" said clearly just drawn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    2/ If you mean India, then nobody here speaks English as first language.
    A simple call to tech support can verify this. Although English was the official language of India until the mid-60s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I'm sorry, but Scottish and Irish accents are extremely different.
    Scots is spoken in Northern Ireland only. The RoI has a much softer lilt.

    It's a useful political confusion, but linguistically holds no water.

    Edit. In this respect, Ireland (including NI) is more diverse than mainland UK. I'm told the Gaelic spoken in NI is "prison Gaelic" (which adds to the diversity).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    2/ If you mean India, then nobody here speaks English as first language. Hindi, Tagalog, Tamil, Mayalayam or Bengali are not related to English at all.
    It doesn't change the fact that they're developing their own distinct, identifiable, consistent, linguistic pattern of English when they do.

    And you haven't mentioned Carribean. Then again, I don't think anybody can hate a Carribean accent, so you might have me there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post

    If you mean India, then nobody here speaks English as first language. Hindi, Tagalog, Tamil, Mayalayam or Bengali are not related to English at all.
    It's the lingua franca for so many Indians who have languages that the rest of India don't understand that it has a real cultural identity for millions of people in a way that is quite unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    By that I meant that:

    1/ US English is the standard form of English that is now learned worlwide by foreigners

    2/ BUT, if you only consider people who speaks English as their first language, then, the diagnosis or barycenter you may find could well be very different.
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