Is there an unaccented accent?

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Nope, everyone has their own accent, there is no "normal" accent just like there's no "British" accent. People with RP (received pronunciation, think private school kids) are what most people would say is "unaccented" but they still have an accent.
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Everyone thinks that their accent isn't an accent. But it is. By definition we all speak in a certain way depending on our environment. Even the Queen has an accent. It's called RP (or "posh").
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It kinda irks me a bit whenever people say that someone "doesn't have an accent". Like, what does that mean? Surely everyone who speaks has an accent? If what they really mean is "different accent", then why not just say that?
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It kinda irks me a bit whenever people say that someone "doesn't have an accent". Like, what does that mean? Surely everyone who speaks has an accent? If what they really mean is "different accent", then why not just say that?
So is there any such thing as an original accent?? lousy wordings; can't think of anything apt atm =p


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South-African accent Based on the fact that people from their own nationality/location don't think that they have an accent, I get mistaken for coming from so many different countries. So based on that logic, the South-African accent
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So is there any such thing as an original accent?? lousy wordings; can't think of anything apt atm =p


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By that do you mean the accent of the original homo sapiens? There is no standard 'British' accent if that's what you mean.
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I didn't used to think I had an accent, but apparently I do :erm:
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People say that I don't really have one, I'm surrounded by people from all different countries in an international environment. I say some things in a slightly american way and some things slightly british, but overall I don't really have one. I don't think you can get total accentlessness though.
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being from sussex, I think we don't have an accent
No, you do have an accent.
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(Original post by Autistic Merit)
By that do you mean the accent of the original homo sapiens? There is no standard 'British' accent if that's what you mean.
What do you mean by 'original' Homo sapiens?

You are also an 'original' Homo sapien.
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Geordie is normal, everyone else is strange.
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No, you do have an accent.
But we sound plain and boring? And the further north you go to stronger accents get?
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(Original post by TheHolubowskyj)
People say that I don't really have one, I'm surrounded by people from all different countries in an international environment. I say some things in a slightly american way and some things slightly british, but overall I don't really have one. I don't think you can get total accentlessness though.
Nah you have an accent, it's just one which can't be traced to a specific place.

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But we sound plain and boring? And the further north you go to stronger accents get?
Everybody thinks they sound 'plain' and 'boring' because they've been stuck with that accent their whole lives.
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I think it's entirely possible for a person to have an accent that gives nothing away, since accents are typically indicators of background (region of origin and social class).
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(Original post by TheHolubowskyj)
People say that I don't really have one, I'm surrounded by people from all different countries in an international environment. I say some things in a slightly american way and some things slightly british, but overall I don't really have one. I don't think you can get total accentlessness though.
Ah but you have your own accent. My accent is a mix of posh south england, glaswegian, canadian and a wee bit of midlands...just because it doesn't fit a typical accent label doesn't mean it's not an accent.
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Ah but you have your own accent. My accent is a mix of posh south england, glaswegian, canadian and a wee bit of midlands...just because it doesn't fit a typical accent label doesn't mean it's not an accent.
South England voices aren't posh!
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South England voices aren't posh!
Depends what you define as south, trust me, where I'm from the accents are posh. Typical "tory" "private school" kinda accent.
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Surely most people think their own accent is normal and unaccented? A lot of people say that mine's pretty neutral, but I think it's just such a random mix of everything that they just can't pinpoint one :lol:


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