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How *not* to speak with a British accent.

Shamil

Well-known member
#1
Here's a video I trudged up. It apparently is mean to teach you how to speak with the British accent. I advise you otherwise. Have fun!


So, what do you think?
 

Kim

Well-known member
#5
One of the reasons I have found it really hard to get into Lost (TV show) is all the attrocious fake Aussie accents (not from Claire - who is an Aussie, abet a bogan one ;p )

Simple rule.. if it doesn't come naturally... don't try to fake it, people will ALWAYS know.
 

Onimua

Well-known member
#6
One of the reasons I have found it really hard to get into Lost (TV show) is all the attrocious fake Aussie accents (not from Claire - who is an Aussie, abet a bogan one ;p )

Simple rule.. if it doesn't come naturally... don't try to fake it, people will ALWAYS know.
In most cases anyway. Some people are really, really good at accents. :p
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#8
It's like an Irish author I like trying to do conversations between people in the U.S. It only looks authentic if you aren't from the U.S.
 

Jethro

Well-known member
#9
Oh bugger, linked to wrong video. Link corrected. sorry.
What was the third word she tried to pronounce? I couldn't make it out in either accent, but it sounded like something we would call someone running a xenforosucks.com site to my ear :eek:

Thanks for posting that up, the office are wetting themselves laughing over it.
 

Dereck

Active member
#12
Hi Guys

I learnt to talk speak with a British accent a while back and have been using it for some time now, it works great on American cops for getting out of a speeding ticket :D

Regards

Dereck
 

AdamD

Well-known member
#14
Well I'm British and I speak with a southern accent. (which I believe she's trying to mimic, but is failing miserably at hehe)
 

Lisa

Well-known member
#15
I think "barbie" was supposed to be bobby.. and the third word in was thought...... I'm English and I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk the way she is. "The dawg is lost in the fawg"...we don't speak that way!!!!
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#19
She's managed to combine about 6 of them in there, badly.

It's like cockney, mancunian, yorkshire, lancashire, queens English all rolled into one.
Americans have 5 major dialects and 25 subdialects within those 5 major ones. From what I found, England (not including Scotland and Ireland) has 5 major dialects as well but only 10 subdialects within those 5 major ones.  I may have miscounted but not by much. 

The thing is, she is using the generic "American" used by actors that is not a true American accent.  

Liz
 

DSF

Well-known member
#20
For me, where english is'n my native language, the very British accent sounds terrible. :D Sorry about ...
For my ears, it is difficult to understand.
The American English from the east coast sounds simple, soft and beautiful. ;)