Help with "plummy" accent !!!

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j4mes_bond25
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Further to my "Favourite Accent" thread:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t89398.html

I'll be graduating this year, by May & will have few months to do something that I've always wanted to.

Being a huge fan of "plummy" accent, I was just wondering, as IF there's anyone around who can or possibly know someone who can help me teaching such accent.

Such accent are often spoken in Home counties around the city of London. People living around there could be of some help.

May be some sort of elocution lesson, which specialises in "plummy" accent can be an option. I'm quite willing to travel whatever distance it takes. I'm rather gagging to get myself such an accent.

Any help, will undoubtedly be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

PS to women: In return of your help presently, please don't have any high expectation in return, as I'm STILL NOT into Sadomasochism.
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same! i would love a home counties accent. but i don't think it would really suit me...
don't like liz hurley's but i do like hugh grant's. can't think of any famous female plummy accents. i suppose there's bridget jones, but that's just so amusingly un-genuine!

Sorry - to get to your question, i think the best thing would be just to hang around and talk a lot to people with that kind of accent (or if you live in america or something, listen to films etc).
I had a scary uncouth yorkshire accent until i went to a grammar school...
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(Original post by sleepyeba)
same! i would love a home counties accent. but i don't think it would really suit me...
don't like liz hurley's but i do like hugh grant's. can't think of any famous female plummy accents. i suppose there's bridget jones, but that's just so amusingly un-genuine!
Seems both of us are in the same boat then (let just hope the boat doesn't end-up loosing control

Guess, it may not be quite sensible (with NO offence to you, I must say) to simply assume as whether it would suit on you or not, as it's always worth giving it a go.

Accent isn't the only thing that would make it suit on you as your voice & rhythm of speech will be of equal importance.

Renee Zellweger didn't quite have "plummy" accent, in her Bridge Jones movies. Just a normal British accent, she had her training in. She in fact, had personal coach to help her by being around her, in order to teach her British accent for Bridget Jones movie & she had to take this training AGAIN for her 2nd Bridge Jones movie, as she was loosing good grip of British accent after her 1st Bridge Jones movie.

But then again, she was affulent enought to afford these, while in our case, being a student our rather dismal bank a/c hardly allows us to do something similar. Winning a jackpot, should surely do the trick, I should imagine.
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Yes, if i were you I would just watch lots and lots of Hugh Grant films. Even I am sounding a bit like him :eek: (um, me, obsessed with Hugh? Nooo.....)
If you are going to a uni like Cambridge or Oxford I'm sure you'll pick it up without even trying.
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Apparently, according to my girlfriend at least, I have much the same speech pattern as hugh grant.
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Get into Oxford/Cambridge, that might help
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(Original post by wiwarin_mir)
Apparently, according to my girlfriend at least, I have much the same speech pattern as hugh grant.
:cool: You should be very proud.

.. what is speech pattern?
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(Original post by sleepyeba)
:cool: You should be very proud.

.. what is speech pattern?
say words in the same way mainly.
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james bond, where will you be graduating from?
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so... britains actually sit around and pine over various accents - very interesting!!! As an American I can't say that is the case in the states.
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so... britains actually sit around and pine over various accents - very interesting!!! As an American I can't say that is the case in the states.
Some people don't have to sit around pining for these accents, nor even have to be taught to speak in such a way, they have them naturally.
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so... britains actually sit around and pine over various accents - very interesting!!! As an American I can't say that is the case in the states.

hehe Well most people, I think, don't, but since there are multitudes of accents in Britain, it's quite an interesting topic! :rolleyes:
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I certainly mean to offend anyone with my comment. I find it interesting simply because I love to here anyone from the britain speak - quite lovely!
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I certainly mean to offend anyone with my comment. I find it interesting simply because I love to here anyone from the britain speak - quite lovely!
Well, a well spoken accent is quite simply an equisite treat for the ears and, for me at least, are really quite an attractive feature.
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(Original post by wiwarin_mir)
Apparently, according to my girlfriend at least, I have much the same speech pattern as hugh grant.
But Hugh Grant just mumbles and stutters :p:
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But Hugh Grant just mumbles and stutters :p:
I mumble and stutter a lot as well as it happens.
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I disagree - Hugh is a very smooth talker.
Only in Notting Hill and Four Weddings does he do that (they just happen to be his most famous), but not in About A Boy, Bridget Jones, Two Weeks Notice, and ALL of his earlier films (except Sense and Sensibility).

The only flaw with Hugh is that he smokes. Eeuuugh.
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Oh, and dude, it doesn't really matter, but it's 'Britons' not 'Britains' :p:

You'll get plenty of time to hear horrid and attractive accents when you come over!
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(Original post by ~Raphael~)
Get into Oxford/Cambridge, that might help
Bearing in mind that I'll get my graduation in 3 months time, joining Oxbridge at this stage, doesn't quite look like a good idea
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(Original post by bellacoco)
james bond, where will you be graduating from?
I'll be graduating from Leicester's De Montfort University, I'm afraid (not much of an hope of gaining such a posh accent from such a non-posh university, I would say
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