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What is your favourite accent?

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What is your favourite accent?

English
31
22%
Scottish
13
9%
Irish
9
6%
American 'General'
4
3%
American 'Southern'
12
8%
Australian
15
11%
German
8
6%
French
12
8%
Russian
19
13%
Other
19
13%
 
Total votes : 142

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What is your favourite accent?

Postby American Imperial State » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:25 pm

What's your favourite accent, why is it your favourite accent and what is your mother tongue/nationality/base accent?

I'm an American with a 'General American' accent and i am rather fond of the English accent, very soft sounding accent.
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Postby Freefall11111 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:26 pm

Received Pronunciation.

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Postby Sfir En Serozh 2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:27 pm

I mostly like the Georgian accent.
But this isn't really discussion, this should probably be in forum 7
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Postby New Tuva SSR » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:27 pm

My state's (Maine), Scottish, and German (both of which I have a large heritage from).
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Postby American Imperial State » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:27 pm

Sfir En Serozh 2 wrote:I mostly like the Georgian accent.
But this isn't really discussion, this should probably be in forum 7


European or American georgian?
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Postby Genivaria » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:27 pm

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Postby Khadgar » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:28 pm

South African. Least favorite, Wisconsin.

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Postby Freefall11111 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:28 pm

Khadgar wrote:South African. Least favorite, Wisconsin.

I assume you mean the Afrikaner accent.

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Postby Vengeful Queen Chryssi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:29 pm

I particularly like Nordic accents. Mostly on ladies. It makes them so adorable.
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Postby New Tuva SSR » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:30 pm

Khadgar wrote:South African. Least favorite, Wisconsin.

Why do you hate Canada's Minnesota's Wisconsin's accent so much. Sounds pretty good to me, eh?
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Postby Khadgar » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:31 pm

Freefall11111 wrote:
Khadgar wrote:South African. Least favorite, Wisconsin.

I assume you mean the Afrikaner accent.


Specifically Cliff Simon's accent. I love that dude's voice.

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Postby Conserative Morality » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:32 pm

I have a weakness for French accents, but Hungarian accents fascinate me.

Japanese accents are pretty cool.

I've got a primarily New England accent with strong Appalachian tinges and a hint of Old World English.
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Postby Freefall11111 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:32 pm

Khadgar wrote:
Freefall11111 wrote:I assume you mean the Afrikaner accent.


Specifically Cliff Simon's accent. I love that dude's voice.

A fellow fan of Ba'al I see.

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Postby Risottia » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:33 pm

As for English, used to be RP, but I don't want to sound extra-european, so it's Scottish now.
My German sounds mostly like Rhineland.
As for my Italian, it's markedly Milanese.
In French I guess I sound rather Cote d'Azur.
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Postby Valaran » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:33 pm

I don't know about a favourite - I haven't heard enough of the ones I like to really judge which one works the most for me. Maybe soft irish, but also french, various british ones, and some germanic/nordic ones too.

I have received pronunciation with some elements of a general 'london accent' in it, though it can 'poshify' itself further in certain situations.
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Postby Sfir En Serozh 2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:33 pm

American Imperial State wrote:
Sfir En Serozh 2 wrote:I mostly like the Georgian accent.
But this isn't really discussion, this should probably be in forum 7


European or American georgian?

Georgia isn't in Europe,
its in the Caucasus region of Asia
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Postby Franco-Iberie » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:35 pm

Who doesn't love Oirish?

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Postby Sfir En Serozh 2 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36 pm

Franco-Iberie wrote:Who doesn't love Oirish?

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Postby Freefall11111 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:37 pm

Sfir En Serozh 2 wrote:
American Imperial State wrote:
European or American georgian?

Georgia isn't in Europe,
its in the Caucasus region of Asia

Someone better tell the Council of Europe that they've let non-Europeans in, in that case.

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Postby Threlizdun » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:51 pm

American Imperial State wrote:What's your favourite accent, why is it your favourite accent and what is your mother tongue/nationality/base accent?

I'm an American with a 'General American' accent and i am rather fond of the English accent, very soft sounding accent.
There is no "General American" accent. The closest we have to that is Hollywood English, but it definitely is not how most people in the country speak. You have a regional accent even if you aren't aware of it. Similarly, the appearance of a catch-all "English" accent only can appear from the outside. It also is subdivided by various regions.
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Postby Conserative Morality » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:53 pm

Threlizdun wrote:There is no "General American" accent.

I disagree. It's very neutral. I've a friend who grew up in the Midwest and his speeches patterns are wholly unremarkable, save for that he lacks the Appalachian tinge of my area.
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Postby Veceria » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:55 pm

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Postby United Human Planets » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:57 pm

I fucking love southern accents. This is probably because Im from the south myself, so it reminds me of home, as Im linving in the north now.

I also really like russian accents. Something about russian accents sounds very philosophical and strong at the same time.

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Postby The New Earth Federation » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:57 pm

That's a hard choice as I like German, English or Irish accents. But I think I like British accents the most.
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Postby American Imperial State » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:02 pm

Threlizdun wrote:
American Imperial State wrote:What's your favourite accent, why is it your favourite accent and what is your mother tongue/nationality/base accent?

I'm an American with a 'General American' accent and i am rather fond of the English accent, very soft sounding accent.
There is no "General American" accent. The closest we have to that is Hollywood English, but it definitely is not how most people in the country speak. You have a regional accent even if you aren't aware of it. Similarly, the appearance of a catch-all "English" accent only can appear from the outside. It also is subdivided by various regions.


I grew up in South Florida. Homestead/Naranja area.

What accent would your characterize that as?
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