Why is it when british people sing they don't have their accents?
For the same reason most people don't sing with an accent ... they're matching the syllables to the music and that negates most accents.
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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 )
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.
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. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
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.
Because they like how it sounds. I don't buy this but 50%. Maybe less. Let's look at some of the up-n-coming 60's brit bands trying to make it big. Beatles: you can detect a prominant british accentuation (is that other a-hole poster gonna correct me here as well?) in a few of their songs.…...most tho....not so much. Hermans Hermits (these f***ing a*smuppets should have been buried in a landslide somewhere) EVERY SONG these a**holes did was with a cockney accent... WHY???? And look where it got them. Could they help it? Did Peter Noone sing this way on purpose? What I mean is, if singing American-Style was the key to the Money/Fame machine, why didn't Herman & his douchery follow suit? Dave Clark 5 : almost same as above , but somehow MORE tolerabow (that would be >tolerable< spoken in cocney) Stones: No Cockney, No Brit inflections & they ARE the kings The Bloody "OO (Who): same as above.....just not as epic as R.S. EDIT: apparently someone named dingobot thinks my post is somehow gibberish you no speakanzee anglais dingo? what don't you get''........(mebbe above your paygrade.......methinks) ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
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.
actors that have British accents are Hugh grant, Michael caine, pierce Bronson, Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery.
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 )
Yes The British accent is very distinctive Further The above should perhaps read, British accents are distinctive. There are great many of them, more than anywhere else in the English-speaking world, as you'd expect since "England" is where English originated, and English is the everyday languag…e for most of the rest of the British Isles, including the Republic of Ireland. ( Full Answer )
There is no single word that can encapture the "British accent" since there are many dialects. Possible answers range from pompous to uneducated and fill the entire spectrum therein.
Britney Spears does not have a British accent. She was raised in Louisiana, so she actually has a bit of a southern accent, which can be heard in interviews like the one in the Related Links section below.
Some do, some don't it's their opinion.. I'm Britsh, i love the Amerian accent, it's so cool.
I think maybe because it is just different and rare to hear, I live in a small village in northern US and I've only talked to about two people with a British accent while not traveling. Personally I think they are just more attractive than American accents, I'm not sure if it is because I'm American…, but they can be more distinguished or sexy depending on the accent. Plus Hollywood really romanticises British accents, usually a British man would be the "white knight" or the attractive love interest in a Romantic comedy. ( Full Answer )
No. We go around using our own accents, I personally go around with an North Eastern English accent
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.
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 )
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
We do, or at least I do. Yes they can be brash and slightly obnoxious at times, but I wouldn't say the British don't like Americans. If there is one reason, it's probably their reluctance to join WW II until the later stages. When they did get involved, they were based in the UK prompting the phr…ase "over sexed and over here" and the "nylon" issue. ( Full Answer )
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, 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. ( Full Answer )
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. ( 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 )
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!! ( Full Answer )
Most British rock bands were heavily influenced by American music (especially blues, soul, Motown, folk and jazz), so they naturally began by emulating their influences - especially as they often started by performing covers of American material. For this reason, many British vocalists wanted to sou…nd like their American influences and this lead to singing with an American accent, which often remained as they developed their vocal style. ( Full Answer )
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!
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 . "Loch Lomen" - A Scottish folk song . "Electricity" - Billy Elliot the Musical . "Donkey Riding" - A Newfie Folk Song ( Full Answer )
Its normal. I sometimes sound like I have a Chinese accent because I happen to pick it up from some places. I used to have a temporary British accent because I spent quite a bit of time at my friend's house, whose mother is British. You know how british people when they ask questions the tone is dif…ferent? (I can't put it into better words, sorry.) I do that. Anyway, sometimes you pick it up from people, and sometimes you just, well, do it. Hope this helped~~~ ( Full Answer )
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 ( Full Answer )
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?
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 )
No but slash used to have a thick british accent before he moved to America aged 11 then it eventually faded away
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.
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
If the nun is British, she probably will have a British accent. Ifshe's German, she'll probably have a German accent.