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Why do you need to learn the accent?


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hampstead or richmond accent. It's like a london accent, but posh london accent as opposed to cockney!


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Where do you plan to live? It would be pretty pointless picking up a Geordie accent if you end up in Liverpool or the Welsh Valleys!


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Welsh.
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hampstead or richmond accent. It's like a london accent, but posh london accent as opposed to cockney!


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Richmond accent??? Is that even a thing? Haha, I'm from Richmond but I didn't know we have a distinctive accent. My accent isn't posh at all!
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Suppose that's a fair point. RP is supposedly always learned anyway.
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yorkshire accent.
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For a non-native speaker. It depends where you intend live. However, if you don't intend to live anywhere in England, I recommend the London-English Accent, as that would be the most useful and normal.
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Midlands!
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Richmond accent??? Is that even a thing? Haha, I'm from Richmond but I didn't know we have a distinctive accent. My accent isn't posh at all!
you're from Richmond . You must be so affluent and sophisticated :love:

You guys deffo have a distinctive accent. Also when i went to hampton court once on a bus these posh school girls from there were talking on the bus and they said: "This is the first time I've been on a bus in many years". Like they must have a chauffeur and all if they don't use the bus down there hehe . But yes, when I go to Richmond I feel so inferior to the locals because of the way they talk and dress. I feel like a hobo when i'm there, haha!

One day i'll make my money and move to Richmond too :cool: Wish me luck
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Why do you need to learn the accent?


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Because I don't want to speak in Chinese accent and I want to speak English as close to the native speaker as possible, so accent seems to be important.
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hampstead or richmond accent. It's like a london accent, but posh london accent as opposed to cockney!


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Wow a lot of new words. So Richmond accent is more like a posh London accent but not cockney? Is the posh London accent close to RP.
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Where do you plan to live? It would be pretty pointless picking up a Geordie accent if you end up in Liverpool or the Welsh Valleys!


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Yeah I guess you are right. I plan to take my university course in London or Yorkshire. But I want a accent hmmm.. More neutral which means everyone could understand me and it's also one of the British accents. Or posher xD
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A London accent, rather West/SW London!
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Bristol.
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Definitely Glaswegian. It's universally understood.
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Ha! I know a guy who speaks in that accent xD is that posh?
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