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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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  1. #61
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    Blackmail!, maybe you should have gotten an Englishman to do this poll. Someone of the former Empire would probably be better off distinguishing how it disseminated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    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.
    Probably. And that's the same with French in Africa.

    But yet, local accents in India heavily derive from local languages, and vary accordingly. So you still cannot compare it to people who speak English as their first language.

    There is no standard form of "Indian English".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Probably. And that's the same with French in Africa.

    But yet, local accents in India heavily derive from local languages, and vary accordingly. So you still cannot compare it to people who speaks English as their first language.

    There is no standard form of "Indian English".
    Its very recognisable and has a huge speaking base though. It's interesting how aspects of that culture have ended up in british english too, innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Probably. And that's the same with French in Africa.

    But yet, local accents in India heavily derive from local languages, and vary accordingly. So you still cannot compare it to people who speaks English as their first language.

    There is no standard form of "Indian English".
    You can still tell one when you hear one, and by that virtue, it should be a part of your poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    By that I meant that:

    1/ US English is the standard form of English that is now learned worlwide by foreigners...
    Victor maintains that British English still dominates the the world.

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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.<snip>
    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.
    Obviously because you are more familiar with them. This is hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    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).
    1/ Scots is a ancient Germanic dialect that is heavily influenced by Norse. And yes, you can also hear it in Northern Ireland because of Scottish settlers.

    2/ Irish accent, on the other hand, derives from Gaelic accent, and how Gaels were forced to learn English.
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    I am wondering, Blackmail!, if you are excluding Indian English and AAVE from your poll because the answer may be offensive to many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Obviously because you are more familiar with them. This is hilarious.
    It is not hilarious. It is simply history, and I think you should try to be more aware of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    1/ Scots is a ancient Germanic dialect that is heavily influenced by Norse. And yes, you can also hear it in Northern Ireland because of Scottish settlers.

    2/ Irish accent, on the other hand, derives from Gaelic accent, and how Gaels learned English (often by force).
    So we agree, then, that "Irish English" is a poor aggregation?

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