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I don't think you can really learn it. I've got quite a Surrey voice, but I slip into Sahf London without realising all the time..
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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!
Yes, The Britain is just spiffing
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Apparently, according to my girlfriend at least, I have much the same speech pattern as hugh grant.
In that case, I would say, why don't you use your knowledge of having such a wonderful accent in TRAINING some non-posh accent speaker like me & few around like me, after all, having such an accent will SURELY suit on "James Bond", u c
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(Original post by Hayley...)
I don't think you can really learn it. I've got quite a Surrey voice, but I slip into Sahf London without realising all the time..

:eek: How can you do that?

j4ames why don't you download videos off the Internet of people from Surrey speaking and practice? "A..B...C...D..goat..dog.... "
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(Original post by Hayley...)
I don't think you can really learn it. I've got quite a Surrey voice, but I slip into Sahf London without realising all the time..
I quite like accent of your region, AT LEAST, way better than Midlands.
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(Original post by j4mes_bond25)
I quite like accent of your region, AT LEAST, way better than Midlands.
I cannot stand the accents of the Midlands, only London and Home Counties accents are tolerable
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(Original post by ramroff)
:eek: How can you do that?

j4ames why don't you download videos off the Internet of people from Surrey speaking and practice? "A..B...C...D..goat..dog.... "
I thought of doing so once, but it seems not quite easy as it sounds, as I tried it myself using Bristol accent (the only clip I managed to download off the Internet) but then again, elocution would teach me MORE than such audio clips, I reckon.
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(Original post by ramroff)
I cannot stand the accents of the Midlands, only London and Home Counties accents are tolerable
It's not too hard to get as in Northern Scottish accent, but I suppose it's NOWHERE near to the posh accent, I fancy having.
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(Original post by j4mes_bond25)
I thought of doing so once, but it seems not quite easy as it sounds, as I tried it myself using Bristol accent (the only clip I managed to download off the Internet) but then again, elocution would teach me MORE than such audio clips, I reckon.

OK what accent have you got now, and where will you be going for uni? If you're going near London you're bound to find elocution/accent coaches
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(Original post by ramroff)
:eek: How can you do that?
Haha, well, at school I'm fairly well spoken usually, but at home (with my West London born and bred parents) and at work (with my South London dwelling friends), I start sounding like a market trader.
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(Original post by j4mes_bond25)
I thought of doing so once, but it seems not quite easy as it sounds, as I tried it myself using Bristol accent (the only clip I managed to download off the Internet)
A Life Of Grime led to me speaking like a farmer for two days.

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(Original post by ramroff)
OK what accent have you got now, and where will you be going for uni? If you're going near London you're bound to find elocution/accent coaches
I have rather pathetic Midland accent (just as you would agree with me & am ALREADY in Leicester's DMU university waiting to get my graduation within next 3 months (as this is my last year now).

I'm quite willing to travel as far as London, as well (in fact ANY distance, I would say), as far as I'm guranteed to get what I fancy.

Anyone in London doing/teaching accent training for "plummy" accent to your knowledge, then ???
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(Original post by j4mes_bond25)
I have rather pathetic Midland accent (just as you would agree with me & am ALREADY in Leicester's DMU university waiting to get my graduation within next 3 months (as this is my last year now).

I'm quite willing to travel as far as London, as well (in fact ANY distance, I would say), as far as I'm guranteed to get what I fancy.

Anyone in London doing/teaching accent training for "plummy" accent to your knowledge, then ???
Are you looking for the proper RP accent or a general Estuary accent?
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define plummy?!?!
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define plummy?!?!
Sounds like a girl speaking whilst teabagging
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Sounds like a girl speaking whilst teabagging
i would have thought it quite difficult to speak whilst teabagging.
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(Original post by ramroff)
Are you looking for the proper RP accent or a general Estuary accent?
I guess, RP accent is to do with BBC accent or Queens English while Estuary accent sounds more closer to the "plummy" accent as of Hugh Grant, as far as I'm aware.

IF there's NO chance whatsoever for having Estuary accent then I'm quite willing to compromise & learn RP accent, instead (afterall, it's a compromise that moves us along, as "Maroon 5" once said
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i would have thought it quite difficult to speak whilst teabagging.
You can murmur
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okay, going to obviously show my inexperience.....teabagging?!?
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(Original post by j4mes_bond25)
I guess, RP accent is to do with BBC accent or Queens English while Estuary accent sounds more closer to the "plummy" accent as of Hugh Grant, as far as I'm aware.

IF there's NO chance whatsoever for having Estuary accent then I'm quite willing to compromise & learn RP accent, instead (afterall, it's a compromise that moves us along, as "Maroon 5" once said
Won't you feel a bit fake though i.e. not letting yourself speak naturally but havin it put on etc
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