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Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2014-11-06, 23:15
by Ciarán12
TeneReef wrote:
My favorite accent outside of North America:
Dublin (traditional accent aka ''local''; ''mainstream'' accent is okay with me too, but I hate ''new Dublin'')


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZJwC_vp-_Q

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-01-01, 0:00
by Imthycanadianeh
newfie/scottish/irish, they all sound similar.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-01-01, 7:51
by linguoboy
Imthycanadianeh wrote:newfie/scottish/irish, they all sound similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv3exCOkJNo

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-01-01, 10:30
by Bittereinder
My favourite English accent is the South African English one. I'm not a native English speaker, but when I do come in contact with English South Africans I quite appreciate their accent. It's a bit of a change from all the American and British TV shows I watch daily. The old Rhodesian accent is also interesting. They use the word "hey" in just about every sentence. :mrgreen:

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-02-16, 1:01
by OldBoring
My favourite accents are those from Cambridge (the one used in the recordings of Cambridge ESOL tests) and New York (not the stereotypical one, but how the average New Yorker talks in semi-formal or formal situations).

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-02-18, 23:40
by TeneReef
Youngfun wrote:My favourite accents are those from Cambridge (the one used in the recordings of Cambridge ESOL tests) and New York (not the stereotypical one, but how the average New Yorker talks in semi-formal or formal situations).


like this? :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkp7wsJc8MI

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-02-26, 11:46
by OldBoring
No, more like how the control tower guy speaks here:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzY2ODA0NjQ=.html

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-03-24, 10:43
by danand
I like the British accent. I think its quite posh :)

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-03-24, 17:38
by linguoboy
danand wrote:I like the British accent. I think its quite posh :)

You think this sounds posh, do you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns5AJK9qStM

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-04-06, 12:12
by IpseDixit
linguoboy wrote:
danand wrote:I like the British accent. I think its quite posh :)

You think this sounds posh, do you?

I might be wrong but I have an inkling that many non-native speakers have quite a loose idea of what "posh" means and therefore they tend to misuse this word.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-08-21, 18:22
by vijayjohn
IpseDixit wrote:I might be wrong but I have an inkling that many non-native speakers have quite a loose idea of what "posh" means and therefore they tend to misuse this word.

I get that impression, too.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-08-26, 8:25
by Liootas
The fact is that each time I speak with the British accent, people think I'm pompous. I guess they think I'm imitating the Queen or sth :D

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-08-26, 17:31
by mōdgethanc
I personally think the Boston Brahmin accent is the most posh, or any accent where they don't say "toilet".

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-08-26, 17:34
by linguoboy
mōdgethanc wrote:I personally think the Boston Brahmin accent is the most posh, or any accent where they don't say "toilet".

I think European aristocrats speaking their subtly accented near-RP manage to sound more posh than the poshest native Britons.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-08-27, 23:04
by Shuu
British accent is the best for me, specially Scottish, even though I can't understand a word. But it is so sexy that I can't resist :<3:

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-09-15, 20:49
by Gonloyir
Malcolm Tucker's accent.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-09-15, 20:54
by linguoboy
Gonloyir wrote:Malcolm Tucker's accent.

So, Glaswegian essentially?

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-09-15, 21:06
by Gonloyir
linguoboy wrote:
Gonloyir wrote:Malcolm Tucker's accent.

So, Glaswegian essentially?


Well, yeah. Also as I see... you are a fan.

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-09-17, 13:02
by TeneReef
I find Kiwi accents posh. :silly:

Re: Best accent of the English language ?

Posted: 2015-09-24, 8:13
by JasleenKaur
My favorite accents are listed as follows:

British English
United States