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Accents and Dialects

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Answer - No they do not speak with a scottish accent, yes us Scottish & Irish have similar words but they speak with a different accent to those in the south, just like thos in Edinburgh have a different accent to us in Glasgow, or those in London have a different Accent to those in Yorkshire. N…
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The proper term is "Hiberno-English". Another Answer: To add to the previous poster's answer, here are the top two results for "brogue" from dictionary.com: 1) brogue, n. A heavy shoe of untanned leather, formerly worn in Scotland and Ireland. A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perf…
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the Irish accent you here in most films is actually a dublin accent, i come from derry and although the accent has some simalilarities is isn't the same, and it is the same for all the counties, each county has its own accent. and the dublin accents you here on tv are pretty much the same as the nat…
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Maine accent is creation pedogogic effects related to your pedagogs means teachers, mother, father, other people near to you who leads infant, child's and teach them every aspect of world to be self sufficient and compatible to the world in which they are born. Starting from it's birth infant start …
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Surprisingly enough, County Donegal !!
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The lighter side After the American Revolution, the British we're not at all happy with the colonists and had had enough. The very first thing they did was repossess the u in colour, leaving Americans with the much less colorful spelling of color. They took back most of the e's that like to hang ar…
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Accent Similarities? As North Lincolnshire was once part of Yorkshire you could say it is identical. However within Yorkshire there are many different accents, even between the four towns of South Yorkshire, Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham the accents are distinctive. North Lincolns…
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It's quite simple. One is a Scottish accent and one is an Irish accent.
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A dialect is a local or regional variation on a language, usually with different vocabulary and grammatical features from other dialects. Different dialects, unlike different languages, are mutually comprehensible, but with a certain amount of difficulty. A dialect differs from an accent in that th…
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American English and British EnglishAmerican English is more open to creative change and has received a greater influence from other languages. British English is more set in its ways and changes more slowly. An interesting example to illustrate very basic differences is Automotive Parts terminology…
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if you have seen the show the king of queens the mom (jamie gertz) or if you heard Jim belushi talk these are the best examples i can think of off the top of my head
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The younger, the better. I'd say no older than 10 to 12.
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If you want to learn an accent then you must listen to it a lot. Learn how they say their vowels, consanents, mouth formation, stress syllables, and other forms of speech. Try to imitate that, along with adjusting the speed r pitch at which you talk to assume a more "American" tone if at all possib…
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Accent is the way different people from various regions speak, in ways such as pronunciation of certain words or phrases, while dialect is the form of language in which people speak, such as different forms of English from around the world. Different accents vary by pronunciation, while dialects hav…
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formal and unformal
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When saying the word 'adventure' the accent is placed on the second syllable. Another word that has the same syllabic pattern would be 'indenture.'
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I recommend Oxford's New American Dictionary because it is very comprehensive and has very good phonetic symbols (it actually shows flapped t's too.) Otherwise I'd go for either The American Heritage Dictionary or Merriam Webster's.
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There are many very different US accents and there are also many very different Irish accents. They would be all very different, so would not sound like each other.
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They dont.. accent in singing sounds alot similar than talking because the tone of the words is in line with the tune, hence there is generally very little to distinguish different accents around the world. Only in rap which is talking that you can hear the accent.  Firstly, I don't know exact…
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because unlike other languages, English pronounces words using phonics.
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Well, England has spoken English for just over a 1000 years, in the form of Old English. America, Canada, Australia and South Africa have only about 200 to 300 year history of English speaking peole living there. So, because they have been separately evolving from British English for 200 years, the…
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With lots of practice, yes.
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The Boston accent is similar to that of the English accent in London, but the words and dialects are different. It is the same accent that was spoken in Boston during the American Revolutionary War , when Massachusetts was one of the original British Colonies. And, is pretty much still spoken today.
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As of 2012, Enlish has about 400 Million native speakers and another 1.4 billion people who can speak it as a second language.
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Viimane tervitus is Estonian for "last respects".
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Sapal is a Filipino word that means pulp. Some synonyms for the noun pulp are mash, slop, mulch, puree, and glop.
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Answer: YESS! Long Answer: If you have a family which has a British sounding accent and you have picked it up even though you were not born from the native country, you should be proud to have it. It is a rare position to be born in a country and have an accent different to many other people. T…
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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.
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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 …
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TALAMPAS is CLIFF in English.
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That is the pyjama shark. It is found in the coastal waters of South Africa.
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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.
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Originally, both the British and Americans spoke with a rhotic accent. Rhotic essentially means an accent where the letter 'r' is pronounced strongly after a vowel. Rhotic accents are strong in both the US and Scotland, but seem to have disappeared from British English and its derivatives, such as A…
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One word: practice. It is usually easier for young people to adopt an American accent. However, it is not impossible for an adult to eventually speak perfect American English with practice. You'll have to make conscious effort, though.
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Answer A Yorkshire accent is spoken by someone who has spent a large portion of their life living in Yorkshire, which is located in the North East of England. A Cockney accent is spoken by someone who has spent a large portion of their life living in the Greater London area, which is located in…
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"British" refers to citizens of the United Kingdom. "English" refers to citizens of England.The United Kingdom, apart from some overseas islands, has 4 members. These are:EnglandScotlandWalesNorthern IrelandIf you are referring to the people of England, you use the term "English".If you are referrin…
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Ethnic dialect refers to a dialect used by national or racial group. This is a distinct form of language spoken by members of a certain ethnic group.
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The best way to learn dialects and accents is to practice speaking. If you don't live where the people speak that dialect, there are many good CD's and tapes which teach accents and dialects. If you do live where the dialect is spoken, pay attention when you are in public. Listen to how people speak…
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Michael Collins was born in Cork, Ireland, and despite having lived in London and New York, one assumes he retained his Irish accent.
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The Scottish word for estuary. Where the river starts to widen as it nears the sea. The Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde are the best known.
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you have sperm stuck in ur throat and it makes you talk funny
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A lot depends on the native language of the person trying to learn English. English has many confusing constructions and word structures, and many words that are spelled the same but mean completely different things. For example, you play baseball with a 'bat', but you'd have a heck of a time hittin…
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Depending on your family, depends on if you have an accent.
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Nestor Amarilla is the most well known actor that lived in Paraguay. He is best known for his role in 'Rosa Americana'.
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Dialect can be one of two different things: A variety of language that is specific to one group of speakers. This can be because of the area they live in, or because of social class.A language that is found within a regional (or national) languageDialect can be distinguished by: vocabularygrammarpro…
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you don't speck Irish in an accent you put on an accent if your specking in English put in Ireland like Dublin cork Donegal Kerry all those have accents try looking them up or if you watch sminkey shorts that is in a cork accents
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They use Australian English, which is derived from the British (U.K.) form of the written language, with its spelling and pronunciation. Answer Given that the British form of English covers a plethora of regional accents and dialects, it's worth noting that the Australian accent is largely, but …
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Answer Linguists say the main feature of the African American dialect is the use of invariant be. When African American dialect speakers wish to suggest a habitual state or activity, they will use be instead of a conjugated form of the verb and a signal word, such as forever or always. Whereas a …
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Because people grow up somewhere where people speak in that accent, and learn to pronounce words in a different way.
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Standard English is essential for most senior posts. It is the variety of English expected of people with power and influence and so on.
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A dialect is a form of speech peculiar to a particular region or group of people. The meanings of 'dialect' ranges from variations in pronunciation, to different grammatical structures and vocabulary. Examples: Chinese has two major forms (Mandarin and Cantonese) that share a common literary sta…
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Answer Yes, according to an EU report on minority languages, Ulster-Scots is a proper language and should be offered the same protection as Gaelic.
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A dialect is distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. The term is applied most often to regional speech patterns.
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In the UK students learn British English. American English is not recognised as correct in the UK, though an increasing number of young people use some aspects of American English in everyday speech, because there is a cultural influence from music, TV and film. At school and in exams, however, thes…
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American English is more popular. Maybe if you combine India and Britain, you have more British Speakers, but American English is still more popular. In fact, English evolves like everything. From British we moved west to California, the last Frontier in the English Language. From here, we move out…
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Language dialect is like the type of language that you speak in a particular region. It is like, in Tennessee, you wouldn't usually say you, you would say y'all.well here's an example: put dis in yo mouf or de person went to de storeMysore Kannada, the tongue and spoken dialect, a dialect of Kannada…
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For some people, there is no such thing as neutral accent. They feel that speaking without accent is impossible. For some people, newsreaders English is neutral english. They feel that news anchors speak English in way everyone can understand provided their regional and cultural backround is almost …
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Seanmhair is the scottish translation for grandmother
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The answer you are looking for is ajee - meaning - off the track or direct path.
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Employees working in call centres, BPOs and various other offices of American companies need to speak English in the American accent. Likewise, there is also a need for many employees to speak English in the British Accent. There are several accents, however the most common accent training requireme…
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Cockney is the accent of a native Londoner. Answer Specifically, the accent of a Londoner from the East End. According to the Princeton dictionary, Cockney is either someone of the east end of London or an accent of someone from the east end of London.
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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.
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Practice more and more. Talk with native speakers.
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If you think for example 200 years or more ago , there were no communication aids like radio or telephone , no-one travelled much unless they really needed to , and so there were many variations in language . In the same country people from one village or town or tribe , could possibly live their wh…
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Yes, Americans use this idiom to mean using something as it was intended, or making a good use of something. You might hear someone say that someone was "put to good use" if their skills were used, or that someone "can put that to good use," meaning that whatever they were given will be needed.
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English is spoken in the United States of America because the first non indigenous colonists were predominantly from Britain where the language was and is English. The declaration of Independence is written in English because that was the native language of the authors.
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A scouser is someone who is from Liverpool. They speak scouse and have a stew called scouse. :D
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If you mean "How does one imitate or acquire an English accent," then you will first have to decide which style you want to affect. Just as there accents in the U.S.A. that reflect regions and educational levels (so-called "language communities"), there are such varieties of speech in the UK. Her…
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If you have not lived in Australia since you were a very young child, you will not develop an Australian accent. you can try to imitate but all you will do is end up sounding like a displaced Englishman or a New Zealander. Hollywood's normal "Australian" accent is more like Cockney, and Meryl Stre…
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Yes.
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I am Scottish and I'm told that we sound aggressive sometimes. Especially us Weegies. (people from Glasgow) The Irish have a more happy voice. We sound similar because Scotland and Ireland have been friends for thousands of years and Gaelic is spelt the same. But pronounced Gah-Lick for Scotland and…
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It depends on what type of Irish accent you want to emulate. Contrary to pop culture, there is more than one Irish accent. The most notable accents in Ireland are the North Dublin Accent, the South Dublin Accent, the Midland Accent, the Western accent, the Northern Ireland Accent and the Cork Accent…
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mean and horrible the only nice american is britney spears
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ANSWERPractice, practice, practice. Talk with friends, listen carefully, play with the words. Record yourself and listen. This is very powerful. Musicians are sometimes amazed when they hear recordings of their playing. There is something about performing that alters our moment-to-moment experience …
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If somebody like an actor was trained in different voices I believe it would be very easy. For most of us, it's difficult or impossible to speak in a credible accent of a foreign region.
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it must be dad because 7 down is skolia - and pop wont fit. Eddy Ayres could the answer be pap
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In Iran all the people speak farsi but in some of cities or some of people speak farsi with another dialect. For example the kord people speak kordi or lor people speak lori:ex.ro:in lori = go:in English = boro:in farsikhous:in lori =sleep:in English = be khab:in farsi
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Farsi has many relatives in Iran. Though 51% of the Irnaian population is considered "Persian", another 20-25% of the population speaks languages that belong to the western Iranian branch. Iranian speakers include the Kurds who speak a variety of dialects from Gorani, Zaza, Pahlawani etc...to the Lo…
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I Guess this has something to with English(U S) and English (UK) in how we spell things same as with gray and grey ,hope this helps,,,i may be back with a better explanation soon America thought English was too complicated, and so simplified most of the spellings. Answer Around the beginning of…
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You can get lessons to learn to talk without an accent. Or you can make the accent part of your character.
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Really depends on what you mean. Scottish as a language can mean 3 separate things. 1) 'Scots-English'. Basically like 'American-English' or 'Australian-English' a strong dialect, accent and or use of a lot of slang (Slang words that could stem from pure Scots.) You are also going to get regional va…
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We british say it Colour But if you're American it is Color, either way is correct.
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remember to chuck in lots of RRRRRRRRR's everywhere and random phrases about your ship and wooden leg, be loud and talk a lot about the sea and defeating monsters and legendary whales! it's probably worth youtubing it instead of reading someone try and describe sounds. Try out Welsh (or Bristol in…
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Some Yorkshire would be like " Thee art' fun these days" Or anything that isn't proper language . ex: " I hadn't any money since 09' " " Tha' couldn't say much since thee mouth is full "
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Study and practice at using English will improve fluency.
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You mean: Why do MOST African Americans speek with an accent?Because most of them intentionally practice the accent that is related to the group.
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well first, is the white person friends with a ganster. that answers everything. but, some white people dont feel cool becuz they r white so they try to be cool by being gansterambon101: ok I totally agree do not act black when you are white nobody cares ok thnxx
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Nowadays it sounds very dated in my opinion.
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In German, "Du" is a second person singular pronoun ("you," to one person). In French, "du" is a contraction of "de le" (meaning "of the").
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In many Scots dialects people will refer to small things as "wee". I am unaware of the Scots Gaelic word at this time.
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The differences between British English and American English dialects have been widening since the first settlers arrived. Today's communications, however, will likely narrow the gap over time.
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In early 2014, there are 56.1 million members of the human race in England.
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One of the key differences between RP (British English) and GA (American English) in terms of phonology are: -In some cases, the stress pattern is different, resulting in the aluminum-aluminium division - In GA, there is y-deletion in the vowel yuw (in some cases), as in the word "tube". - Optima…
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No Cassie Scerbo doesn't have an accent. At least not on the shows and movies I've seen her on...
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Pali
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Dialect is a non-official language spoken by less that the majority of any nation or area, Accent is the difference in pronunciation of any given language
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