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American Accents :)

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
14 May 2011 2:31PM
Ooooh aaaaar, me lovelies!

Ahem. Sorry.

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shadow18 7 406 England
14 May 2011 2:32PM
hehe! Thank you all for all your comments! This is very interesting to read! Smile

I agree with liking the soft female irish accent or strong irish man sometimes too! I always find when I'm picking out music, I ABSOLUTELY love a lot of things with irish accents or british. It helps it sound kind of ethereal and really cool! Whereas Southern accents sound SOO RETARDED!! I'm okay speaking to a southerner, but if I listen to music with Southern people, It's the most ANNOYING thing to me!! lol!
Straycat, my mom said the same thing about talking to a French person from France (she grew up in Canada). It sounds a lot different!
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
14 May 2011 2:34PM
Which part of the States are you from, Louise?
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
14 May 2011 2:38PM

Quote:I was just curious what American accents sound like to British people?

There's quite a difference between (say) a Bostonian accent and a Texan accent.

In popular music British singers often use an American accent when singing. They think it sounds better and actually........... so do I! Smile
f8 14 9.2k 22 England
14 May 2011 4:12PM

Quote:Hi everyone! This is really silly, but I was just curious what American accents sound like to British people? I don't mind if you say they sound dumb or harsh or anything, I'm just curious, because I know we Americans think British accents sound awesome! haha! That probably sounds really silly to you all! Smile Someone please answer my question just out of curiousity!! Smile it's okay if you make fun of American accents, i just want honest opinions for fun! Smile

Most American accents sound drawl-like depends on the region they come from,the very strong accents (Brooklyn) are very twangy. Generally the American accent is lower in tone to ours,ours seems to have a very high tone particulally the female.
Hope this is more help.
keith selmes 14 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2011 4:30PM
In a TV interview, Lily Allen said she uses the mockney accent because it works better with the songs than her real accent would - in the same way that people use an american accent, because it flows with the music more easily. If she used her normal posh voice and correct diction it wouldn't work - and she gave a short example of what it would be like. She was right, too.
thewilliam 9 6.1k
14 May 2011 4:50PM
The other day, I saw the tail-end of a program about Anthony and Cleopatra. It had English subtitles and there seemed something strangely familiar about their speech. Then I realised that they were speaking in Latin.

I prefer films where the actors speak the right language for the part - a German officer saying "Wir haben" rather than "Vee heff".
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
14 May 2011 4:54PM
The old martial art films poorly dubbed into English with the lip sync completely out have got to be the best Smile
shadow18 7 406 England
14 May 2011 6:01PM
I'm from the Northeast. i shouldn't say exactly where, so instead, here's a sample of what i sound like. I just sang something even though i'm not really that good of a singer. and the recording is fuzzy because i got too close to the microphone, but i just did it fast. i'm not sure what kind of american accent I have. Can you tell from the recording? Smile


Do I have the kind of American accent British people like to sing with?

yeah! That is true about being different from different parts of America and different parts of Britain. I know i shouldn't base things on movies, but I saw how different and interesting it can be in "My Fair Lady." Smile
User_Removed 15 271 United Kingdom
14 May 2011 6:02PM
The people of Tangier Island in Virginia have a strange almost west country dialect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZgw09CG9E
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
14 May 2011 7:01PM

Quote:Do I have the kind of American accent British people like to sing with

Sounded a little Irish American probably down to the style of singing, your up around Washington state somewhere I think Smile
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
14 May 2011 7:24PM
Washington state was in the north west last time I was there, not north east
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
14 May 2011 7:33PM
A good point Sad

New York State or Maine Smile
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
14 May 2011 9:10PM
Love the Bronx accent - comparable to our East end I suppose. Not keen on the Texas drawl
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 May 2011 10:48PM
I just love accents, no matter where they're from.

However, if you're from Newcastle UK, born and bred, I may have to ask you to repeat things. Like everything. 8-]

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