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In the UK?

I'm thinking Birmingham maybe? Its not Nottingham as people here still speak with a Northern accent.

Personally I prefer the southern accent. My mum is from London, I was born in Nottingham. When I grew up here, my mum hated the accent that I was beginning to talk with (learnt from school). As a result she made me change the way I pronounced certain words during this time to speak with a London accent.
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Watford gap is the boundary between north and south of the UK.

There is the other cultural divide where accents differ- between civilisation and south London.
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(Original post by BCMFM16)
In the UK?

I'm thinking Birmingham maybe? Its not Nottingham as people here still speak with a Northern accent.
Yes, somewhere in the UK.
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Yes, somewhere in the UK.
Where about in the UK? Leicester? Coventry? Oxford?? IDK?
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Watford gap is the boundary between north and south of the UK.

There is the other cultural divide where accents differ- between civilisation and south London.
London is the heart of civilisation
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Watford gap is the boundary between north and south of the UK.

There is the other cultural divide where accents differ- between civilisation and south London.

I thought it would be more North? My sister goes to UEA in Norwich where people have a Southern accent i.e. glass: they say (glarss) as opposed to (glaass) - Northern.
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Hmm- although Birmingham is in the midlands I would consider it to be a northern accent.
I'd say its probably southern way before it reaches somewhere like London. Dunno, though.
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The equator.
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Hmm- although Birmingham is in the midlands I would consider it to be a northern accent.
I'd say its probably southern way before it reaches somewhere like London. Dunno, though.
I thought that but people in Norwich speak with a southern accent I think (?)
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There isn't really a set line from what I've seen, I think it's more a squiggle across the Midlands

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(Original post by BCMFM16)
I thought that but people in Norwich speak with a southern accent I think (?)
Never heard the accent but cause its in line with Birmingham I'd probably also class that as Northern.
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I thought that but people in Norwich speak with a southern accent I think (?)
They don't speak like the northern accents I've heard so I'd say southern

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They don't speak like the northern accents I've heard so I'd say southern

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There must be some squiggly line :eek: (Where the two poles change)
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This is the best question i've ever seen.
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This is the best question i've ever seen.
I realise it may not make any sense but I genuinely want to know
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I realise it may not make any sense but I genuinely want to know
No I've actually thought about this a lot and have yet to come to a conclusion. Surely a southern accent would be any accent from a town underneath where you live? So, a birmingham accent would be a southern accent to a manchurian, but it would be a northern accent to a londoner?
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(Original post by BCMFM16)
There must be some squiggly line :eek: (Where the two poles change)
Yeah, I blatantly ignore accents like Birmingham, Newcastle, and Scouse - because those are just too far out for me to say if they're northern or southern accents

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(Original post by hxneybun)
No I've actually thought about this a lot and have yet to come to a conclusion. Surely a southern accent would be any accent from a town underneath where you live? So, a birmingham accent would be a southern accent to a manchurian, but it would be a northern accent to a londoner?
I guess, but for the most part, people up North seem to stress the vowel more than those down South. (I think).
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(Original post by BCMFM16)
In the UK?

I'm thinking Birmingham maybe? Its not Nottingham as people here still speak with a Northern accent.

Personally I prefer the southern accent. My mum is from London, I was born in Nottingham. When I grew up here, my mum hated the accent that I was beginning to talk with (learnt from school). As a result she made me change the way I pronounced certain words during this time to speak with a London accent.
I would put Nottingham as more Southern. That may just be because I have family there and they speak 'posher' than Northerners, although that could be because of their Southern roots.... But yeah I thought Nottingham was well spoken (the rich areas at least!) - I.e southern

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I'm from Derbyshire and have been told I say some words with a southern sound and some with a northern! Actually midlands haha
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