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I believe most Americans like myself, find the British accent charming and pleasing, especially I would think when listening to the opposite gender. What reaction do you have listening to us? In a hundred million years I can't imagine it would be pleasing unless it is just the novelty of it.

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Which British accent would that be slowday?

 

British Accents and Dialects:

 

I know what you mean, and I quite like most American accents. I won't say which I don't like as there's probably someone on here who speaks them.

:lol:

 

EDIT: If the above link is down, a good guide to the many accents/dialects here:

 

 

International Dialects of English Archive: Founded 1997

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I don't mind most American accents but there's something about Beyonc? Knowles that really annoys me.

I've been to many states: Texas, California, Las Vegas, Miami, New York but if I had to choose I think New York is my favourite.

 

Now I have a question for Americans involving a well known British actor Hugh Laurie who plays a doctor in the TV series House.

I have no issues with Hugh's acting abilities, however I'm not so sure about his American accent he sounds a little weird.

 

Does he sound American enough??

 

Richard S.

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I live in Massachusetts, so I'm in the most accent-less English part of the United States. :lol:

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Dennis I've tried your web site link but when I try to play samples I get error 404 - Unfortunately the page you are attempting to load may have moved or may not exist.

 

Maybe some YouTube links of Rab C Nesbitt might help?? ;)

 

Richard S.

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Richard there is a little tickbox on that 404 page which says 'only searches everyone can play'

 

Does that help?

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I typed in Huddersfield and listened to one of Hazel's neighbors being interviewed. :)

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I don't mind most American accents but there's something about Beyonc? Knowles that really annoys me.

I've been to many states: Texas, California, Las Vegas, Miami, New York but if I had to choose I think New York is my favourite.

 

Now I have a question for Americans involving a well known British actor Hugh Laurie who plays a doctor in the TV series House.

I have no issues with Hugh's acting abilities, however I'm not so sure about his American accent he sounds a little weird.

 

Does he sound American enough??

 

Richard S.

 

Lets have a talk some time, so you can compliment my accent :lol:

 

As for Hugh Laurie, I find his accent to be really good! However, he doesn't sound like he's from New Jersey where the show takes place

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I don't mind most American accents but there's something about Beyonc? Knowles that really annoys me.

I've been to many states: Texas, California, Las Vegas, Miami, New York but if I had to choose I think New York is my favourite.

 

Now I have a question for Americans involving a well known British actor Hugh Laurie who plays a doctor in the TV series House.

I have no issues with Hugh's acting abilities, however I'm not so sure about his American accent he sounds a little weird.

 

Does he sound American enough??

 

Richard S.

 

Hello All,

 

redhawk, I was just running my CCleaner and really did not intend to sign on, just quickly peruse the forum. When I saw your post concerning Hugh Laurie I just could not restrain myself. House is at the very top of my favorites along with JAG. If my t.v. ever went out during an episode I would probably have a myocardial infarction. Dr. Gregory House is listed on my emergency medical information as my diagnostician and Sir Anthony Hopkins as my psychiatrist. Hugh's accent is as American as one can get and would fit in almost anywhere here in the states. His acting simply keeps me in stitches and I never miss a marathon. Nothing else is allowed to go on in this house during that time. Hugh's barking orders and sniping at everyone reminds me of my First Sergeant who saved my life years ago. Take care and have a good one.

 

Warlock

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Dennis I've tried your web site link but when I try to play samples I get error 404 - Unfortunately the page you are attempting to load may have moved or may not exist.

 

Maybe some YouTube links of Rab C Nesbitt might help?? ;)

 

Richard S.

 

That page is down for me as well Richard, so I've another list of sound samples I'll add to that above post as well as this one.

 

International Dialects of English Archive: Founded 1997

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That was the nearest I could find to my area as well, although there's a trace of Tyneside in his accent.

 

Pretty good guess.

:)

 

EDIT: That first link is loading now, and I agree with Kroozer, it isn't very user friendly but I chose it for it's visual impact of the number of differing accents in a relatively small country:

 

 

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I made all selections based on Google map.

 

Can't seem to match Hazel's area with the offerings. I guessed on two items.

I selected #54 (White female, late-40s, born in Salford, Lancashire, England. A librarian.)

and #73 (White female, born 1983, raised Manchester. Student.}

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Have posted this link before...

http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

 

it allows you to listen to different words by different "people"from all over !

 

In my part of the world of each Yorkshire we have the worse accent in England..even the students at the University produced a book to help undestand the accent !!

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In my part of the world of each Yorkshire we have the worse accent in England..even the students at the University produced a book to help undestand the accent !!

 

You have the best puddings though Fluff.

:)

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Dennis you are right ! I`m going to keep quiet about "Tripe & Onions" though !!

 

perhaps we need a food thread of local specialities/recipes from where your from.. our friends across the pond could give us the secret to the perfect blueberry muffin !

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Hello All,

...Hugh's accent is as American as one can get and would fit in almost anywhere ...

Warlock

 

... Sir Anthony Hopkins as my psychiatrist. :o

 

Hugh Laurie does such a good job of it I didn't know he was British 'till somebody told me. :-)

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Dennis you are right ! I`m going to keep quiet about "Tripe & Onions" though !!

 

perhaps we need a food thread of local specialities/recipes from where your from.. our friends across the pond could give us the secret to the perfect blueberry muffin !

 

We're not giving up the recipes for "Yorkshire Pud", and "Gregs Stotties" Fluff. That would be too much.

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I love Dr. Lightman's accent from Lie To Me!

 

As for the topic, has anyone seen "My Fair Lady (1964)"? I never knew that much about English accents till I watched that movie.

 

Indian accents, meh. (It really isn't what many people think it to be!) Those movies exaggerate, but well its funny so who cares! :D

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I live in Massachusetts, so I'm in the most accent-less English part of the United States. :lol:

Oh yeah, from Maine to maybe Virginia there must be ?? different ones.

 

I'm from the midwest OHIO, we have a lot of successful call centers, I heard it's because we are very understandable....we have NO accent at all. :mellow:

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... Sir Anthony Hopkins as my psychiatrist. :o

 

Hugh Laurie does such a good job of it I didn't know he was British 'till somebody told me. :-)

 

Hi Login,

 

I didn't know Hugh was British either until I ran his bio up one day. By the way, Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayed the evil Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." Have you ever wished you had never poked your nose into a thread and could make your post disappear? Think I'll go soak my head. LOL Take care and have a good one.

 

Warlock

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Hi Login,

...

Have you ever wished you had never poked your nose into a thread and could make your post disappear?

...

Warlock

 

Indeed I have, almost daily. :P

 

Slowday, I feel the same as you, a british accent is pleasant, the speaker always seems more clever and witty.

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Indeed I have, almost daily. :P

 

Slowday, I feel the same as you, a british accent is pleasant, the speaker always seems more clever and witty.

 

 

It's good to know I'm not alone. I love the British accent; it's soothing and the "mate" slays me. Refreshing break from some of the briarhopper, grammar butchering speech I've had to endure. Good day to you.

 

Warlock

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