Do people in Brazil have a British accent?
No, they don't even have a Portuguese accent but a Brazilian one.
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Answer. I really don't think you could fool the British but you could always try. Get some British flicks like the old Harry Potter movies and try saying the words they say, and record yourself. You could choose a specific part of Britain, every city has its own accent. Choose one and study it.
There is no "British accent"! I had an American friend once who concluded you're suppose to call it an 'English accent' because when you call it a British one "the brits get mad", well he was wrong to conclude that as well! Let me explain: Britain is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern… Ireland; each of them have many many many different accents. I think what you mean is "how do I sound like hugh grant/daniel radcliffe/ some posh english guy?" (MORE)
As an American living in London it is quite easy to get a british accent (or fake one) you can either take speech classes with a british teacher or go live in England for a while and see the accent.
some people say that it is because they are from a different country or place, They only know to speak their own language. So it is hard for them to speak the right way.
Is it not rude to not let people non-British people audition for Harry Potter just because they do not have a British accent?
No it isn't rude. Hogwarts is in Scotland which in the the UK. Hogwarts isn't the only wizarding school out there, each country will have their own which means pupils from other countries won't travel to the UK just to go to school. So it isn't about the accent. J.K Rowling only wanted a British …cast because of this. That isn't rude it's common sense. (MORE)
Gloria Riviera lives in London as a UK-based correspondent for ABC News. Americans living abroad often pick up an accent as most of the people they talk to on a daily basis speak with a local accent.
It's a complex issue, not easily explained in print, rather than with vocal examples, but here's a start. Accents show up largely in (1) the rhythms and tempo of speech; (2) voice quality; (3) the "melody" of speech, the musical pitches, a feature known as "intonation." First the matter of intonati…on. If you speak English, then you know that your voice goes up in pitch for a question and down for a statement. Such patterns of intonation occur not only at the end of a sentence but all the way through our speech, and they differ from language to language and dialect to dialect. Because singing forces the melody pattern to comply with the music, the nuances of intonation disappear. Next, voice quality, a second marker of accent. Singers tend to use a voice that accommodates musical skills rather than the voice qualities characteristic of a language or a dialect. Therefore, the vocal marker of a language or a dialect is masked, or even lost. Finally rhythms. As with voice quality and intonation, the rhythms and tempo are dictated by the music, and in singing, those markers are entirely lost. Note that some cultures have music that matches and reflects their spoken rhythms, their intonation patterns, and their voice qualities. But a Brit singing "Western" music will lose the identifying markers of accent. Punks don't. (MORE)
Yes. English speaking Welsh people tend to have a slightly different accent from natural Welsh speakers and both are different from other accents in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
All of the actors from Britain. Try John Cleese, Rowin atkinson, Stephen fry... hugh grant michael caine pierce brosnan patrick stewart sean connery
Because, the accent makes Brits sound weak and midget like. Ialways thought as a child, Brits were people with special needs,because of the way they talked.
Unlikely. The accents of both the British and the Americans in the early years of America's colonisation were both strongly rhotic , meaning there was an emphasis on the pronunciation of the 'r' wherever it occurred after a vowel, e.g. the word teacher. It was not until later that the British acc…ent, aside from the Scottish and Irish, began to depart from the rhotic, so there was initially little difference between the British and American accents. (MORE)
This professional presentation shows you how to do a British accent as if you were from London. It's really good! http://sites.google.com/site/lrnthaccnt/british-accent-london
No. She was Polish-born and lived there until the age of 24 when she moved to France where she lived until her death. It's unlikely she even spoke much English.
Very much so. He was born in Oxford, Oxfordsihire, England on June 11th, 1959 and attended university at Cambridge.
Americans do, in fact, have accents; just not to other Americans from the same area. If you sound different in dialect to someone else, and pronounce words differently than others, then it's likely you have an accent; in this case, everyone in the world has an accent.
No, Kiby is made by Nintendo which is a Japanese company, so he doesn't have a british accent
actors that have British accents are Hugh grant, Michael caine, pierce Bronson, Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery.
if you mean in what movies are there british accents then: Harry Potter Bridget Jones diary Pride and the predjudice Hot Fuzz Angus thongs and perfect snogging Ali G Nanny McPhee Four Lions The Young Victoria The boat that rocked Streetdance St Trinians Stardust James Bond casino royale Johnny Engli…sh Theres also loads more :) hope this has been of some help :) (MORE)
Some do, some don't it's their opinion.. I'm Britsh, i love the Amerian accent, it's so cool.
No. We go around using our own accents, I personally go around with an North Eastern English accent
Everyone has an accent. Your own accent could be considerably different from someone living just a few miles from you.
Personally, I love the British accent and wish that I could hear it all of the time. No certain part of Britain has an accent that bothers me. Every American will have a different opinion and remember Britain has a huge range of different accents.
Considering he was born and raised in Great Britain, I don't know how he couldn't have an accent.
I don't see why they don't. The British DID colonize America, and Canada! The Australians and New Zealanders got them. Why? MY ANSWER: America had a huge influx of non-British people, especially after the war of Independence. And I'm sure that since we did REBEL from Britain, a British accent… and British mannerisms in general would not have made you popular. I suspect that Australians had a predominantly British immigrant population until late in the 20th century. They had restrictive immigration policies. I'm going to keep the other answer so I can answer it too. Here's the thing about accents: I'm Portuguese so I can give you my word of knowledge. I learned English at school but I didn't learn the English accent, or any other accents, you have, for example the Texan accent, but the way you say it doesn't make a language. Now, to answer the answer, I hope you're not American, because if you are you need to go to school. There was an influx, like you said, of non-British, but not after any war. I'm not sure if by this you are talking about the independence from England, if you are you're right, but there was no war, or if you talking about the civil war which would be incorrect. Secondly, about Australia, until the 20th Century it was more of a prison. Some Americans were sent there for breaking the law. They were excommunicated, so it's accent over accent. (MORE)
Obviously, yes; he was from Liverpool, A Northern City in England, Great Britain. He spoke with an English dialect known as 'Scouse', which is native to Liverpool and its surrounding areas. While the other Beatles had/have seemingly contrasting voices, they too were from Liverpool and all of their… speech is Scouse. Due to the nature of its history, the diversity of accents and dialects in Great Britain is surprisingly huge. There is no single "British accent" in reality. (MORE)
NO he does not. His accent is Australian. It's ok though a lot of people mix the two up
1. Hugh Laurie ( Plays on House ) 2. Daniel Radcliffe (Plays ithe main protagonist Harry Potter in the Harry Potter films) 3. Tom Felton ( Plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) 4. Calem Blue ( Plays Major/General Zod in Smallville) 5. Emma Watson ( Plays Hermonie Granger in the Harry Potter …films) 6. Ralph Fiennes ( Plays the main antagonist Voldemort in the Harry Potter films) These are, of course, a few suggestions fill free to post your own ideas on this topic. (MORE)
If I am an American will my voice start sounding like a British accent after living around British people all the time?
After a while, it will sound a little British to your American friends when you return home, but you will still sound American to British ears.
He was born and raised in Boston, but since it was an English colony at the time, yes, he'd have had an English accent.
Yes, he does but it's rare that he speaks with it in public as he is a method actor and speaks in the accent the character that he is playing at all promotional events. Google old videos of him (eg Little Women days) to hear his English accent.
She doesn't. People who know what the various British accents really sound like will recognize that Madonn'a does not speak with one. Madonna does often over-enunciate and with very measured, controlled diction. It makes her sound stilted (or perhaps constipated), rather than British. As with ever…ything Madonna, this manner of speech is copied very precisely by Lady Gaga. (MORE)
Because it's different from theirs and beyond TV and movies they don't hear it often.
Yes, as there are people everywhere that immitate countrys accents and make fun of them. Answer The British have a long history of poking fun at almost everything. For an allegedly pompous race they have a remarkable sense of humour, much funnier than American slapstick. The British, unlike Amer…icans, are happy to laugh at themselves, and the British will poke fun at Americans as happily as they poke fun at themselves. Of course, Americans give British comedians a lot to work with. (MORE)
Of course. There are certain languages that make a person more adequate to do other languages accents but yes they can. Take the example of Hugh Laurie. He is the actor that plays Dr. House in the homonym show. He's British. You can also check his British accent in the Stuart Little movies. He plays… the father. It's hard but possible. (MORE)
He was born sometime in the early 1640s in London, England. Though Peter Facinelli recognized that Carlisle might have had an English accent, he did not use a strong one when filming Twilight because he thinks Carlisle would have adapted to his surroundings and dropped the accent to avoid attention.… (MORE)
Americans do have accents, British people do have accents. When one has a different way of speaking than another then it is noticed. When a British person hears an American person speaking, the American does have an accent to the Brit. Answer Everyone has an accent! That's how British people… know that you are Americans, and how you know that they are British! Strange question!! (MORE)
Imagine a group of people who live together and speak the same way. Any change in the way they speak (their dialect) will either pass to the whole community, or drop out of usage. Imagine some of those people move elsewhere and start their own community. Each group may develop different slang and… dialects that spread through their own communities, but not to the other one. Two different dialects have been born. This is why Britain itself has many accents, so it's no surprise that when some of them colonized what is now today the US, that those people developed their own too. Another important factor is that the US took in a large amount of Irish immigrants, their dialects combining with the current residents to form the US accents used today. (MORE)
Well what nationality are you? do you think in your accent? Ifso, you've already answered your own question. . +++ . -) Not just accent - local dialect, too!
Ferb is British. He and his dad, Lawrence Fletcher, moved to Danville after Lawrence got married to Linda Flynn. I don't know who Candace and Phineas's real father is, but Ferb is Linda's stepson. Ferb was born in England to Lawrence Fletcher and an unnamed mother. Eventually, Ferb and his fathe…r moved to Danville. There, Lawrence met a woman named Linda Flynn and fell in love with her at a Love HÃ¤ndel concert ("Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together"). Lawrence and Linda got married, and Ferb was joined by a stepbrother and stepsister, Phineas and Candace. Phineas and Ferb developed a very strong bond, making them more than step brothers, but also best friends (MORE)
There are hundreds of British accents and they originated where people lived and worked. Before WW2 in Britain,people did not move around a lot and many local dialects and accents thrived and still existed in rural areas into the 1970's.
we're born making baby noises that resemble the sounds around us, when we start to make longer sounds that resemble words and also resemble details of pronunciation that we've heard and the accent begins.
There is actually no such thing as a British accent. There is an English accent, a Scottish accent, an Irish accent, or a Welsh accent. Â These are generally spoken within their own countries (English in England, Scottish in Scotland, etc.). However, people all over the world may have a breed of a… British accent because either they are immigrants themselves or they picked it up from their family.Â (MORE)
yes he does! and if you listen to their singing very closely you will hear that they are British!!
Is it that people who have grown learning British English end up speaking with a British accent regardless of their nationality?
Not at all. The differences between British and American English are written; accent is an entirely different matter. Think about it: if everyone in the UK suddenly started spelling words using only the American spellings, would their accents all switch?
No but slash used to have a thick british accent before he moved to America aged 11 then it eventually faded away
For the same reason most people don't sing with an accent ...they're matching the syllables to the music and that negates mostaccents.
According to a 2006 study by the Canine Behaviour Centre inCumbria, dogs do exhibit regional accents in their barks andgrowls. The study found that a dog raised in Liverpool will havehigher pitched growls that are thought to be a result of mimickingthe human accent of the region which is also of a h…igher pitch. (MORE)
In various ways a British accent is distinctive. In many areas of England they don't roll there r's. British people also don't always pronounce the h in many words when it is the first letter of a word.
There are a few varieties of British accents similar to American accents it depends on the region where the person is from. Some of which include Liverpool and Manchester.
There are actually several different British accents. Think of theUnited States. People from New York and Alabama have differentaccents even though they're from the same country.