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    How do you develop them?
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    Probably a bit more suited to chat than travel, so I've moved it there

    I don't have a particularly strong brummie accents, and when I went up to manchester for university nobody could place me either (although I did start sounding more and more brummie depending on how drunk I was at the time :ahee:), but when I moved down to Brighton for work a lot of people could instantly tell I was from Birmingham!
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    Can also depend on your family and friends also, say your family speaks in the local accent but your close friend speaks slightly different then you also may have a different accent because we mimic people slightly which is how accents occur in the first place.

    If you've been trying to copy a different accent then you may find that over time you start to speak more like that accent that you're copying.

    Also TV can influence it in the same way.
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    I subconsciously change my accent depending on who I'm with. If I'm talking to my parents it's quite mild but when I'm with my friends it becomes a thicker Scottish accent. I have no idea why I do this haha!

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    (Original post by SleepingStag)
    I subconsciously change my accent depending on who I'm with. If I'm talking to my parents it's quite mild but when I'm with my friends it becomes a thicker Scottish accent. I have no idea why I do this haha!

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    I do this too. My accent probably sounds more RP English than anything but it can go more Scouse or Cheshire depending on who I'm with
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    (Original post by SleepingStag)
    I subconsciously change my accent depending on who I'm with. If I'm talking to my parents it's quite mild but when I'm with my friends it becomes a thicker Scottish accent. I have no idea why I do this haha!

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    Similar to me :lol: My accent goes more South African around my family, but amongst friends it is quite strong Lancastrian.
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    It isn't a conscious thing really, when our accents vary.

    Like I find, when I meet someone new, my accent becomes quite a well spoken one, just so they don't judge on appearance, but once I get to know them, it gets dialled down slowly!

    Also. I wouldn't have thought I had a Welsh accent, its not strong, but apparently English people can tell... Though I disagree
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    Im from the north but spent most of my school days in a Grammar school well away from the area where i live so i think that modified my accent so that it isnt Manc. I can also do Irish /Scottish very well due to ancestry.
 
 
 
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