Where do people speak with a British accent?
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. 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.
4 people found this useful
If you have a British Passport and can speak and a proper British accent but live in the USA can you audition for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?
There is no such thing as a 'British' accent. The accent commonly heard in Harry Potter is the ENGLISH accent. I can see no reason why anyone would stop you from auditioning for a part.
Yes, most of eastern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire have what is known as a Boston accent. But it's not as thick as most people think. The town of Billerica does have a thick accent though. Sometimes you here the 'r' sometimes you don't.
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)
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.
Generally, the 50-60 million people of Britain, as well as several million emigrants, are the only speakers of British English, of many variants, in the world. Educated English-speakers in many parts of the world attempt to emulate Received Pronunciation, however very few, for instance in India, can… truly speak RP without a local accent. (MORE)
He probably speaks English because most Scandinavian people do, it's still the Lingua Franca. He probably speaks it with a British accent as some of his first exposure to music was with bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. HIM also became popular in Britain far before they became known in the U…S, and thus he would have spent more time in the UK than in the US, further developing his accent.. Yea, It's like if you were born on the border separating Mexico from the USA... you'd be able to speak perfect English but you'll have a Hispanic accent. (MORE)
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)
No. Technically, New Zealanders speak New Zealand English, which isclose to, but noticeably different from (at least to Australiansand Kiwis) Australian English. In addition, NZ English contains anumber of Maori loanwords, not found in any other English variant. Only in the broader sense, is British… English spoken as they werecolonised by the British, but of course with the popularity ofmusic and media other 'types' of English is heard, mostly Americanslang words or catchy phrases. Also with a large population ofPacific Islanders and Asians we are quite familiar with words fromtheir language as well. (MORE)
Yes, although it's considered a different dialect than the English spoken in the States. It's usually referred to as "The Queen's English" Honestly i find this question incredibly stupid, of course we do, the main country in britain is england and there called english people (me being one). America…ns only speak english because it used to be a member of the british empire. There are subtle differences though in the way the language is spoken (MORE)
A: It is not a funny accent so much as it is a clear and proper way of talking that has been taught. Answer: The question is subjective. To "posh" people, so called "common people" speak in a funny accent as well.
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.
I really think it doesn't make a difference. I know people with broad Glasgow accents who speak Italian beautifully.
No. While he did live in London for a while, he was born in Boston.
People in South Africa do have their own language....but often speak English as well; although in a strong South African accent.. Answer . By what definition is the South African accent "weird"? Like most accents, the pronunciations in South African English in large part comes from another langu…age, in this case Afrikaans, a form of Dutch, although it is a language in its own right. To many Afrikaaners, English was a second language, so their English was heavily accented. This accent gradually permeated through English as spoken in South Africa, even amongst British and other English-speaking immigrants.. It will be seen that the South African accent will change with time now that that country has majority black rule, where Zulus, Xhosa etc have positions of wealth, power and influence and their languages and accents will modify the existing South African accent. (MORE)
Some do, some don't it's their opinion.. I'm Britsh, i love the Amerian accent, it's so cool.
Because everyone speaks with an accent, including you. Accent is simply the way we shape our mouth as we say words, and everyone shapes it one way or another, and everyone sounds different to someone who speaks a different way. but to Americans yes it does sound like an accent.
This is not really a number that can be measured. German is taught in secondary schools across England but it is not as popular as other languages.
The best way to learn is just go onto youtube and hear people speaking in English accents- copy them and record yourself.
They don't. Some science fiction writers and film producers have been of UK origin: H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Gerry Anderson, that might explain it. I think you are probably thinking of the Alien mad scientist (Exeter) from the movie "This Island Earth". It is merely a facade of culture. This is …certainly not true of all media space-alien portrayals. (MORE)
This German accent guide shows you step by step how to do a German accent and has videos of people speaking in a German accent. I honestly think the best way to learn is to watch people speaking it, but read through the how-to first so you know what to listen for. sites.google.com/site/lrnthaccnt…/how-to-do-a-german-accent (MORE)
According to the last census, about 55,000 people in BC can speak French. About 1350 speak only French.
Oddly enough, they came here with it. American English derives from 17th Century English speech. Within a few generations, English pronunciation had changed significantly in England, but being very conservative like all transplanted linguistic communities, the English in America retained the old pro…nunciations and forms that were becoming extinct in the Mother Country. (MORE)
England people don't speak in latin. In old days other contries use to but now none of people speak in Latin. England people only speak in English or American or more but mostlly English and American.
Gaelic is the ancient language of Scotland and Ireland. In Scotland, it is still spoken by the inhabitants of the Western Isles, a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland but not many other people in Scotland are able to speak the language. It is more widely used in Ireland, particularly in …the west and south of the country, where it is known as Irish or Erse. It is a mandatory subject in Irish schools. (MORE)
No. We go around using our own accents, I personally go around with an North Eastern English accent
Name a state where they don't. Everyone on Earth speaks with some kind of accent.
Everyone has an accent. Your own accent could be considerably different from someone living just a few miles from you.
There is no language called "British" although there are several languages spoken in Britain, Great Britain, or the British Isles. One of those languages is English, and that is the first language of many Canadians.
It is all the same English where ever you go, the difference is the pronunciation and dialects, eg: Canada is vastly different from Australia and New Zealand, then the way the Scots speak English is different again from the people in London England. The USA has sthe most differences in every state t…here is their own accent, (in some states you may even have a hard time understanding them), but it is all English! (MORE)
Here are some tips: . replace the letter "o" with "aw" . so 'chocolate' is now 'chawcolate" . don't pronounce the "g" sound at the end of words . so 'doing' is 'doin' . don't pronounce the 'r' sound at the end of words . so 'here' is 'hea'
Well Modern Hebrew is basically Spanish Hebrew with a Yiddish/Central European accent. -In Modern Hebrew the R can be pronounced as the guttural back of the throat French R (although it can also be trilled as in Spanish or Arabic). -Although Biblical Hebrew had the "th" sound, Modern Hebrew does… not so pronounce any th's as d, t, z, or s. -There is no W sound in Modern Hebrew (because of Yiddish influence) but Most Modern Hebrew speakers can pronounce this sound. -The H is barely pronounced -The vowels are only long in Modern Hebrew (thus a is pronounced "ah"; e= eh; i=ee; o=oh; u=oo) Thats all I could say. The Israeli accent unique and sounds like a French accent with Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Yiddish influence. (MORE)
The majority of people in British Columbia speak English. However, there can be a minority of the population that does speak French.
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)
If a Chinese speaker learned English from British teachers, an American might listen to him/her and hear some elements of British mixed with some elements of a Chinese accent. If a Chinese (or Mexican, or Russian) learned English from American teachers and then spoke to a Brit, the Birt would likely… hear some words and phrases that sounded American, and others that sounded like the speaker's first language. (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)
The United States of America ... that would be why they call it American English.
Gaelic is the ancient language of scotland and ireland. In scotland it is still spoken by the inhabitants of western isles, a group of islands of west coast of scotland and in the highlands. Gaelic was brought to Scotland by the Irish settlers. Gaelic was, and still is, the first language of Ireland… dating back before 4AD. It is a derivative of the Indo-European language group. (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!
Its estinmated about 673,000 are severely or profoundly deaf;420,000 of them cannot hear well enough to use a voice telephone its estimated over 100 thousand The numbers are not accurate. However, it's expected that in excessof 70, 000 use sign formally and there are many that are users thathave not… had formal education in sign i.e. at the most senior endof the age scale. These will have learned through family andfriends. The numbers using this communication skill are however,increasing as more and more environments see the need to includethe use of BSL (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.
Being away from the motherland where the language is spoken sometimes warps the language itself.
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?
What really accounts for differences in accent among people who speak English is their mother tongue differences, and environmental influences.
For the same reason most people don't sing with an accent ...they're matching the syllables to the music and that negates mostaccents.
A given language, such as English, tends to develop regional accents because of a phenomenon formally known as linguistic drift. People talk to other people in their vicinity much more than they talk to more distant people. Small changes enter a language at random, or because someone thinks it is ea…sier, or sounds better, to say something in a particular way, and other people imitate what they hear. Everybody learns about language from everybody else; we all try to some degree to sound like the other people we hear. Language slowly changes, it drifts into something new. And each region is drifting in its own direction. There are many accents in Great Britain, not just the London accent, just as there are also many accents in the US, and there is a different accent in Australia, and a different (but relatively mild) accent in Canada, and so forth. The state of Massachusetts has its own accent. A person from Alabama sounds different than a person from New Jersey. And so forth. (MORE)
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.
If the nun is British, she probably will have a British accent. Ifshe's German, she'll probably have a German accent.