Why don't people have an accent when they sing?
Some people do have an accent while they sing, for example "Camille" ( a french singer) does have a slight accent when she sings in English. As a whole however, the act of singing is essentially talking and stretching out the vowel sounds. In most languages, vowel sounds are universal; so when they are stretched and modified with pitch, they often lack culturally induced inflections.
Singing also relies heavily on consonant sounds, leaving less room for dips in tone or clipping of syllables giving music a more universal sound)
Other songs commonly sung with accents include
Singing also relies heavily on consonant sounds, leaving less room for dips in tone or clipping of syllables giving music a more universal sound)
Other songs commonly sung with accents include
- "Loch Lomen" - A Scottish folk song
- "Electricity" - Billy Elliot the Musical
- "Donkey Riding" - A Newfie Folk Song
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Singing uses different parts of the brain as well as the parts used for speech! - recent research has found that singing can help brain damaged people to improve their ability to speak by helping rewire the brain. foxygirl1234:simply b/c it is how many people express emotions.. and tehy get ric…h for doing so ..:) ( Full Answer )
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.
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…ole lives and never visit the ajoining town . Different expressions developed and wide variations in slang existed across a whole country . This still happens today in some remote places such as southern France near the Pyrenean mountains , where some people still speak a dialect which is more like Spanish than French . Likewise on the other side of the mountains , there is an area where they speak an different version of Spanish.......Although a country may be under one flag , it does not erase the differences in language which have existed over many years . In a fairly small country like England , there are wide variations today in dialect and accent , and it can happen that a person from one end of the country has a problem understanding someone from the opposite end , although they can guess from their accent , whereabouts they were brought up . The language which we first learn as children from our parents and family becomes deeply embedded in each of us , and is always detectable in the way we say certain words , although we may have moved to another part of the country or even a new country as we grew up . Learning a new language is always very difficult , as you have to modify or extend how you think of every word you know......learning a new spelling is hard enough but you also have to learn how to pronounce these new words correctly ... It can take a matter of years to perfect pronounciation, a decade before somebody could pass off as a foreigner, and succeed. The difficulty of such an achievement is due to the subtle variations in the pronunciation of word components, these variations are so deeply rooted in our minds that it takes a lot of effort to be able to switch between them when speaking different languages, thereby producing accents in the people unable to do so. As a person born in England myself , I find it quite amusing that friends I have from Holland and Sweden speak English , with what is to me , an obvious United States accent . This must be because their teacher at school was an American or they have watched an awful lot of American television programmes in English . With the progess in communications , first radio and then television , a standard form of a particular language is used predominately . Newreaders(newscasters) and other announcers and presenters are typically chosen because they possess a 'standard' accent which is acceptable or understandable by most of the country . Interestingly this does not seem to have changed the regional accents , which have not disappeared . Instead people are aware of alternate pronounciations which they can use at will....... often for fun to impersonate someone else . ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
English comes from the UK, and England is in the UK. If you are comparing it to the American-English, American-English is derived from many dialects, and sounds different from the way it began sounding. Just as in the USA each state has regional dialects, such as southern states . Most countries …have regional dialects ( Full Answer )
Who sings the song with the chorus you know the people who love you you know the people who move you but you don't know you don't know you don't know you?
The Name of the song is YOU by ATMOSPHERE. ALBUM- When life gives you lemons, you paint that s**t gold
They do. It's just that the English accent has actually evolved over time, whereas the American accent has become more entrenched in its current form. Originally, both the British and Americans spoke with a rhotic accent. Rhotic essentially means an accent where the letter 'r' is pronounced s…trongly 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 Australian and New Zealand English. The dominant American accent (the typical accent of the mid-western US) is rhotic, and British English is, as a rule, non-rhotic, but this is a relatively "recent" development over the past century or so. The rhoticity of US English is increasing, as older speakers of non-rhotic Southern variants die out, while the situation in UK is the opposite as the number of speakers of rhotic accents such as West Country fall away. ( Full Answer )
Those Germans who speak English generally do so with a German accent, since pronunciation from their first language affects the way they speak their second. For instance, Germans have difficulty with "th" sound as the "h' is silent in German- eg Neanderthal is sounded Neandertal, so they will say "z…is" instead of "this". ( Full Answer )
Well,why does anyone have an accent?It is reminiscent of where you come from.It is irrelevant whether people regard it as cool or not.The Irish people do not consciously choose to speak in the fashion they do.
For the same reason that Americans do: they retain the ways of forming sounds that have become habits. Most people who learn a second language after the age of about 12 retain some of their native accent. And keep in mind: to the French, we are the ones with the accents.
Technically, people only have accents because they speak differently then you do. To them, you have an accent, and they don't. It's just their way of speaking.
Everyone has a different accent in different countries. England is like America the different places you go you getdifferent accents there not all the same. For instance anindividual can have a Essex accent which is different to the Londonaccent. Also, other accents are Lester accent or a Manchester…accent a Nottingham accent a Scottish a Welsh accent and a Hullaccent. ( Full Answer )
I think you'll find most singers (English and American) sing in a neutral accent. It sounds slightly British and slightly American. This is because: 1.) They want to make their music more marketable over the pond. Every British artist wants to make to big in America, and every American artist wa…nts to make it big in the UK and Europe, so if they sing in a more neutral accent their voice may be better for radio, etc. 2.) The Beatles! The Beatles are from Liverpool, and whilst there is nothing wrong with the northern British accent, it has often been associated with folk music, which they obviously believed is "uncool", so they decided to develop a London/North American accent to sing in. Because the Beatles were so revolutionary, the trend to sing in a slightly North American accent caught on, and it became common. BUT there are singers who sing in a full British accent, like Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding, Eliza Doolittle, Katy B, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Wanted etc. And nearly all British rappers rap in British accents - like Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, MIA and Aggro Santos. Accents are also about the melody of the sentances as a whole as well as pitch and stuff. When a person sings it becomes harder to recognise the accent, since the melody and the pitch both become a more active components, but you still can. A better question would be 'Why do English singers and American singers sound similar when they sing?' since both nationalities accents are affected when they sing, not just the English accent. You're just more accustomed to the American voice so you believe the English are imitating it. It's like when you're a child and you think that other countries have an accent and yours doesn't, because it's what your used to. Answer On most of their songs, the Beatles sang with a quite plain Scouse accent (this is quite noticable in songs with the word "singing" in them- the word is pronounced "sing-ging" (with hard"g"). No "put on" American accents except perhaps in some of their early work (many of which were covers of American songs). Modern British singers from the London area like Lily Allen have the quite noticable "Estuary" accent which derives in large part from Cockney (complete with dropped letters like the "tt" in "little"). It's refeshing to note Australian singers like Missy Higgins singing with an Australian accent, while C&W singer Keith Urban sounds excatly like an American due no doubt to his intended market. There seems to be a latter-day trend towards vocalists performing with their own native accent rather than contrived "mid-Atlantic" accents although there will always be exceptions like Urban above (and lets face it, songs about yodelling tractors should be sung with an American accent). ( Full Answer )
They say it is a set up to fail.. Ya, I agree, it's because they can't.
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.
This French accent guide shows you step by step how to do a French accent and has videos of people speaking in a French 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. hope that helps http://sites….google.com/site/lrnthaccnt/french-accent-explained ( Full Answer )
Yes we have accents. Many of them! All people in the world have accents. Language cannot be used without accents.
People are attracted to differences, and when they meet someone who speaks differently, it's very interesting to them!
Yes. We hear our own regional accents easily, usually by how nasal our vowel sounds are. I understand that when trying for an American accent, most people lock onto the southern accent, but this is the extreme. If you want to see a Brit doing a perfect American accent, watch Hugh Laurie in the TV se…ries "House". ( Full Answer )
The simple answer is because they are not British! Australians developed their unique accent because of the accents of the original settlers (who came from various parts of the UK but with a high concentration of Londoners and Irish) and the unique social setting of the penal colony and the subseque…nt change to an agrarian economy. ( Full Answer )
There are a number of accents within the UK, with different phonetic characteristics. So if one English accent seems 'weird' another might not. And, of course, as English originated in the UK, it could be argued that accents outside the UK are the 'weird' ones!! ;-)
He did the song 'my band' with the russian accent when D-12 was a group
If you can sing but you don't sing that often and is shy to sing in front of people would you lose your singing voice?
NO! you will NEVER lose ur singing voice! u might get horse or lose ur voice but it wont harm ur singing!
Cruzians are native from the island of St. Croix, United State Virgin Islands. Their accent are similar to an Jamiacan accent.
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.
People from different area's of the United States can have different accents. So, essentially, if you're not from Minnesota, you may think that someone from that state has an accent.
Ancient people built bridges in different ways. The Romans are an ancient civilization who built bridges by building a rounded shape out of wood or dirt, laying bricks or stone on top of the arched shape and then taking away the dirt of wood. This would leave an arch under the new bridge.
We do. Everyone has a different accent according to someone else. Within the US there are many different accents. I live in the south and we have a southern accent. People from the North east have what we down south call a Yankee accent. People from the Midwest have a distinct accent from other …parts of the country. ( Full Answer )
It depends what part of the state you live in. I live in Branson and people here have southern accents, but that's really close to the Arkansas border. I've heard people from St. Louis and they sound like they have a northern accent, like Chicago!
Accents are simply variations on pronunciation of people who basically speak the same language, and (usually) can understand each other. And everyone has an accent to somebody's ears. What sounds like perfectly normal speech to a person from one area will sound a little unusual to people from anothe…r area. ( Full Answer )
All of us have an accent. I may feel the general public in Atlanta have an accent, but they feel the same way about me in terms of how I articulate. So they may say to me (coming from the New York Metropolitan area), "ya-all talk funny."
Yes, they do. Geographically speaking, it seems as though every region has a distinct dialect. Sherlock Holmes (yes, a fictional character) was quite the parlor entertainer with his ability to pinpoint people's place of origin by their speech patterns.
Name a state where they don't. Everyone on Earth speaks with some kind of accent.
Americans like every one else picks up on how words are pronounced from those around them at a very young age. And just like other countries, it differs within the country itself for the same reasons.
No, People from southern IL. have more of a country accent. People from northern IL. talk completely different.
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. ( Full Answer )
Because it's unique and she's has a lovely sounding voice, people seem to love Brittish (english,welsh,scottish) accents and Irish accents, and rihanna's accent sounds abit Irish. Jamaicin accents are awesome:)
Yes and no. There are two regions in the state of Michigan, the lower peninsulaand the upper. People in the lower peninsula claim to have noaccent, and for the most part this is true. Lower peninsula peopletypically have no drawl or lilt, they do not have a twang and arenot guttural. There are se…veral words they use that are not typicalin other areas of the US, such as "Ma" for "mom," "crick" for"creek," all carbonated soft drinks are "pop." People north of the bridge are another matter. There accent hasbeen flavored heavily by Welsh and Finnish immigrants, and is verydistinctive. "Dat's life in da YooPee, doh, eh?" ( Full Answer )
Many American music teachers and choral directors promote some pronunciations that are more typical of British speech. In a chorus, it is always preferable to have everyone following some standard and so pronouncing things the same way, instead of having five different sounds for the same word at t…he same time. Some elements of British will come across sounding better. For example, a quick flipped "r" between two vowels lets both vowels have the maximum allowable time while still getting the "r" in to insure that the meaning is clear. Certain words (such as "laugh") are often pronounced with a more open vowel in British than in American, creating a more resonant sound in singing. ( Full Answer )
If someone you know "doesn't like to sing or just doesn't want to", Then they must feel embarrassed or uncomfortable singing. maybe something in the past a actually led to a bad thing..
Yes, as one might expect from geography, it is similar to the Boston accent, but with some differences. Like the Boston accent, it is non-rhotic (the 'r' in many words is almost silent). Unlike the Boston accent, there is (sometimes) an emphasis on the 'aw' sound ("Prawvidence"). When people from RI… travel to Maine, their accent is perceived to be closer to that of Brooklyn or New Jersey. Of course, when they travel south or west of Pennsylvania, it's just perceived as "Yankee". ( Full Answer )
No, people OUTSIDE of Texas have accents. Actually, everyone has an accent, you just don't notice it if theirs is the same as yours.
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 ( Full Answer )
Most singers at least partially "lose" their accents when they sing, especially classically trained singers. This is mainly because most singers are taught to use "pure vowels" when singing and to more precisely enunciate consonants, which makes their diction when singing clearer and easier to under…stand while reducing their dialect or accent. ( Full Answer )
Many singers modify their pronunciation while singing in order to have their words be better understood. Also, some vowel sounds blend in the music better when they are not pronounced with a strong accent.
It shows that only American Non Regional is the correct and easiest way to sing. All other accents are contrived, region quirks, over or under pronouncing Rs being the most common. Usually you can chalk it up to lazy.
For the same reason most people don't sing with an accent ...they're matching the syllables to the music and that negates mostaccents.
People in the south of Ireland have different accents. There is notone single accent. Like anywhere in the world, different areas havedifferent accents, even when those areas are close together. Sothere are lots of different accents in the south of Ireland,depending on where exactly you are.
You say "You don't have an accent" in Yoruba language of theWestern African origin as "Ede re dabi tiwa".