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which english accent sounds the best?

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    Posted: 29-Jul-2011 at 20:16
Well, I finally cast my vote for Southern American English, which made it a tie!

Of course what most of you do not realize is there exists numerous Southern American dialects, but a lot of them are now very localized, and few.

But in general Southern American English is probably the most varied and historical of all N. American accents!

Vestiges of it contain 17th century English gentry accents, and N. Ireland accents, and Irish accents, and any number of relatively seperate variations of the English accents found in England or Scotland or Wales during the 17th thru the 19th centuries CE!

Variations of all of the above also exist or did exist! Plus we have the various old Spanish and French English accents, as well as a splattering of Germanic English, etc.!

And I did not even mention above the also prevalent African forms of English! Nor the Native American forms!

Before the mass emigrations of the late 19th and early 20th century, I would suggest that the Southern United States had the greatest variety of "older" English forms than any other place in America. And, for the most part, they exist until today!

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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2011 at 20:48
The only South American country i can think of that speaks English is the Falklands. Most other places speak Spanish
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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Jul-2011 at 21:08
Nick!, are you sick? I am a poet and I don't even know it! LOL

I was not referring to S. America a almost seperate continet locacted hundreds of miles South of my home, but the Souther part of the USA!

How do you become so distracted sometimes? chuckle!

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 09:57
Originally posted by Nick1986

The only South American country i can think of that speaks English is the Falklands. Most other places speak Spanish
 
Belize is the only English speaking country in SA.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Aug-2011 at 10:03
Nick what Ron is speaking of is the isolation of certain areas of the Southern US caused the retention of old forms of English.  Up until the 60's there were places "back in the hills" that still spoke "Elisabethan" English".
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  Quote TITAN_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jun-2012 at 12:17
Irish accent for the win! 
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  Quote ralfy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jun-2012 at 06:24
NSFW/Not Safe for Kids due to some profanity:

"The English Language In 24 Accents"


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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jun-2012 at 07:18
Originally posted by ralfy

NSFW/Not Safe for Kids due to some profanity:

"The English Language In 24 Accents"





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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jun-2012 at 07:21
Saaf Lundun Accent

Can you understand it?




Edited by Toltec - 23-Jun-2012 at 07:22
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  Quote TITAN_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Mar-2013 at 14:01
Originally posted by Toltec

Saaf Lundun Accent

Can you understand it?



I understand some of it only.... Confused Bloody hell!
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2015 at 20:25
I like the British accent. The accents of Yorkshire are distinctive. There are variations between North Riding of Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire, and East Riding of Yorkshire.
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2015 at 18:04
I thought it curious that when the South African born Charlize Theron
picked up her best actress Oscar, she spoke in an assumed/affected 'American'
accent, rather than in her native S-A English variant..

Is this due to that natural S-A English accent - being perceived as ugly?
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