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I'm so awkward and I sound like I'm 12 lol
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Funnily enough, my parent(s) have a very nigerian accent so didn't get it from them. It was mostly from school. In Hong Kong, the first person I came in contact with (who is still my best friend today), was American. Literally everyone one I hung out with developed some kind of american accent after a few years at the international school. It's not just the majority american ones, the british international schools have the same phenomena - where people have English accents without ever living in England. It's quite interesting, I find that when I talk to english people I tend to echo their accent. I'm kind of like a chameleon!

Check out some posts on the subject:http://blendedpeopleamerica.com/cham...bal-nomad.html, http://expatlingo.com/2012/05/28/the...e-expat-child/, and the story of my life http://www.buzzfeed.com/autmnjones/s...chool-kid-grak

edit: This article sums it up:http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/26/ne...rkid_ed3_.html
It sounds like you've had such an interesting life! You've certainly been all over the world. How does Scotland compare with elsewhere you have stayed?

I know someone who went to an English International School, and he has an English accent, despite being from another European country.

Accent is so fluid, my mum has a half English, half Scottish accent. When she's in Scotland, everyone thinks she's English (which she is), and when she's in England, everyone thinks she's Scottish!

I read those articles. The buzzfeed one was hilarious and very insightful :lol:
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(Original post by Princepieman)
Funnily enough, my parent(s) have a very nigerian accent so didn't get it from them. It was mostly from school. In Hong Kong, the first person I came in contact with (who is still my best friend today), was American. Literally everyone one I hung out with developed some kind of american accent after a few years at the international school. It's not just the majority american ones, the british international schools have the same phenomena - where people have English accents without ever living in England. It's quite interesting, I find that when I talk to english people I tend to echo their accent. I'm kind of like a chameleon!

Check out some posts on the subject:http://blendedpeopleamerica.com/cham...bal-nomad.html, http://expatlingo.com/2012/05/28/the...e-expat-child/, and the story of my life http://www.buzzfeed.com/autmnjones/s...chool-kid-grak

edit: This article sums it up:http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/26/ne...rkid_ed3_.html
Haha yes I can relate to the Buzzfeed article so much (they did actually close the school once due to a bomb threat). And yay, Aberdeen representing.
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You have the same accent as my teacher !
Your teacher has an awesome accent then

Do you find it easy to understand him or her? I've been told when abroad that the Glasgow/South West Scotland accent can be hard to understand because we use a lot of slang and talk really fast. I tried not to use slang in my recording. I should have used it and see if people still understood me

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Your teacher has an awesome accent then

Do you find it easy to understand him or her? I've been told when abroad that the Glasgow/South West Scotland accent can be hard to understand because we use a lot of slang and talk really fast. I tried not to use slang in my recording. I should have used it and see if people still understood me

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Yes I understood you, and yes I understand him quite easily, but many other students can't. Btw he's not Scottish, he just lived and studied in Scotland I guess for some time, but he really does have an "authentic scottish accent" ( and he's a phonetics teacher so I guess there would be a problem if we couldn't understand him lol). I love your accent btw .
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(Original post by AspiringMedic8)
It sounds like you've had such an interesting life! You've certainly been all over the world. How does Scotland compare with elsewhere you have stayed?

I know someone who went to an English International School, and he has an English accent, despite being from another European country.

Accent is so fluid, my mum has a half English, half Scottish accent. When she's in Scotland, everyone thinks she's English (which she is), and when she's in England, everyone thinks she's Scottish!

I read those articles. The buzzfeed one was hilarious and very insightful :lol:
It has been quite interesting.. To say the least. Honestly, Scotland's weather is probably the worst of all the countries I've been in but their attitude (aside from the odd glasgewgian) towards others is miles better than anywhere else I've lived or visited (excluding Texas they are the definition of hospitality). I would still be moving around, if not for the unfortunate passing of my father. Though, by some form of divine intervention, it has grounded me somewhat.

Yeah that happens, A LOT! I have a friend who is from Austria, that started school in Oman at a British International School but lost her British accent for an American one the moment she moved to Nigeria. Again, she has never lived in the US but she speaks like a New-Yorker

I agree, it depends really on the people you were surrounded by as a kid. I feel that I I tend to revert to some Cantonese inspired English if I come into contact with people from the area.

Haha, it's all so true. I remember having to travel to Turkey for a football cup final once, those were the days!
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Haha yes I can relate to the Buzzfeed article so much (they did actually close the school once due to a bomb threat). And yay, Aberdeen representing.
Haha, we had that once in Saudi! It didn't really phase any of us, we just sort of carried on. Yep, Aberdeen! I remember talking to you about not so long ago, your life is pretty interesting as well.
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s0gzuKc1oCx7
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I can't really do a vocaroo reply on my iPad.

Weird, I have never been classed as someone from Yorkshire! But hey, there's a first time for everything! I'm not from Aberdeen as such though I have lived here a while - my Scottish accent is quite dire to be honest . Aberdeen is alright; not too interesting (unless you like to go to shopping malls or the one average amusement park!), it isn't a very vibrant city. The cool thing about it, is the mix of people here. You have people literally everywhere and there's a lot of foreign people who come here to work in the oil industry.

Where are you from? I can't really pinpoint it.
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s07VhSVW8nZK

I made another one but this time how I actually talk, you know like full on slang and not speaking slower so you understand me on here lol.
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I made this recording for another thread the other day for another thread but now I can't find it. Here shall have to suffice. I have a cold and a chest infection, don't judge.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s09kXtOyENk8
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s07VhSVW8nZK

I made another one but this time how I actually talk, you know like full on slang and not speaking slower so you understand me on here lol.
I understood everything! I know what 'ken' is as well, the real question is do you ken what 'fit' means?
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I understood everything! I know what 'ken' is as well, the real question is do you ken what 'fit' means?
Yeah - 'fit' means foot in Scotland
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Yeah - 'fit' means foot in Scotland
Or 'what' in Aberdonian Doric.
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s0DMT453NUBw
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pretty fun listening to you
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(Original post by Yasmin25)
http://vocaroo.com/i/s07VhSVW8nZK

I made another one but this time how I actually talk, you know like full on slang and not speaking slower so you understand me on here lol.

i understood everything you said. but then again i am scottish (however im from edinburgh and our accent is very strong or as good)
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http://vocaroo.com/i/s1fUHGA0WRhi

I sound horribad!
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(Original post by Sosow)
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I'm so awkward and I sound like I'm 12 lol
You sound normal to me You have a cute voice
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I sound super annoying. Sorry about that.
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