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    So, do Americans have accents?...or do you Brits notice YOUR accents? Honestly.
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    oh wow there is another accent thread. People need to stop bringing back old threads!! The "similar threads" links at the bottom are used for reading!
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    (Original post by caz)
    So, do Americans have accents?...or do you Brits notice YOUR accents? Honestly.
    of course americans have accents :confused:
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    Why r there so many accent threads dammit?!
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    Well when we speak you notice we have a very different accent and it's the same for us as when you speak there is no chance I can confuse your accent with ours.

    I tend to think the English accent is flat but noticable and the American accent is high and squeeky - but maybe that is just me.
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    Well when we speak you notice we have a very different accent and it's the same for us as when you speak there is no chance I can confuse your accent with ours.

    I tend to think the English accent is flat but noticable and the American accent is high and squeeky - but maybe that is just me.
    high and squeeky? i heard from british actors that our "accent" is just talking lazier...which would seem less of an accent. i dont know!
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    (Original post by ilovecjs)
    Why r there so many accent threads dammit?!
    i dont know, i saw one accent thread about American Accent and thought it was going to be just that, and it wasn't, so I started one and then i noticed another one that someone brought back from a long time ago, and then some other people started more accent threads
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    (Original post by edders)
    of course americans have accents :confused:
    im surprised curryadd isnt on this thread by now :eek:
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    It is extreme vanity to imagine you don't have an accent, it's everyone else who does!
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    (Original post by caz)
    high and squeeky? i heard from british actors that our "accent" is just talking lazier...which would seem less of an accent. i dont know!
    Well I'm just generalising there, this is probably not so true of the southern Americans... as their accents are flatter.

    If a british person were to say 'yes' they'd pronounce it 'yes' but if an American did it would 'yezs'. :confused:
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    I have a British accent. American accents I have founs are like british ones but more nasal (?)
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    (Original post by 2776)
    I have a British accent. American accents I have founs are like british ones but more nasal (?)
    a "british" accent? there's more than one, you know.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    a "british" accent? there's more than one, you know.
    Its Northern/Home type.
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    (Original post by 2776)
    I have a British accent. American accents I have founs are like british ones but more nasal (?)
    where are you guys getting this from? nasal? high and squeeky? that's not american...

    a lot of americans use a head voice (around the forehead and top of head)

    that's kind of nasal, i guess, except it's really completely different

    that's how most women do it

    the guys usually use the back of the throat
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    I find American accents annoying. They're too whiney and too much. It's not the American's fault, I just don't like it. I have to leave the room when they start talking.
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    (Original post by caz)
    where are you guys getting this from? nasal? high and squeeky? that's not american...

    a lot of americans use a head voice (around the forehead and top of head)

    that's kind of nasal, i guess, except it's really completely different

    that's how most women do it

    the guys usually use the back of the throat
    I was thinking of the nasal area, so yes. and now you mention it, it is more to do ith the back of the throat type speech.
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    (Original post by Billy Whizz)
    I find American accents annoying. They're too whiney and too much. It's not the American's fault, I just don't like it. I have to leave the room when they start talking.
    whereas the english use the bottom of their tongue, i have to wonder if any of them could survive getting their tongue pierced
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    I was thinking of the nasal area, so yes. and now you mention it, it is more to do ith the back of the throat type speech.
    nasal area does not = top of head region
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    (Original post by caz)
    whereas the english use the bottom of their tongue, i have to wonder if any of them could survive getting their tongue pierced
    yes, many people have survived having their tongues pierced.
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    yes, many people have survived having their tongues pierced.
    duh, i'm talking about without ****ing up your speech in any way

    see, we dont pierce the back of our throats, so it seems to me we're better off
 
 
 
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