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14-01-2021, 01:48 PM
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

Originally Posted by carol ->
I have a regional accent, sometimes mistaken for Yorkshire.
I heard the Yorkshire accent! Sounds fab
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I speak the Queen's English.

Whhull, tiz ow er would zpeak iffen er were brung up by yer.


In reality I think I speak RP. I was born a Moonraker but we moved when I was four, so I have no idea how I spoke then.
Seven years in Lincolnshire left me with a northern-ish accent. Enough that when we lived in Yorkshire people would know I wasn't from there. Fifty miles, that was all we had moved.

I spoke with a Yorkshire accent for the seven years whilst there, probably just to fit in.

I left home at eighteen to work in Bristol, my Dad and brother's home city. For the next four years, I spent six months alternating between there and college in my home town of Swindon.

When in Bristol I lived in a hostel with a bunch of other chaps from all over the country, and a few from beyond.
Similarly, college students were from all around the world.

My job involved precision, not just the work itself, but the communication both verbal and written.
I taught myself to speak clearly and distinctly, losing every trace of previous accents in the process, and the way I write now is also a legacy of that job.


Ten years later I moved to the beautiful county of Somerset, meaning the land of the Summer Settlers, at the request of my Lovely Cousin whom I had started dating.
I never picked up the local accent, and even after living here for thirty-eight years, I'm still classed as an incomer. I'm only tolerated because I married a local girl.

I speak a little German, the emphasis on the little, but apparently it is accent-less according to a German friend of ours.
An Englishman with no accent should be on BBC reading the news!
Your posts are always well written. If I were logging onto OFF on a computer, Id put in more effort with longer posts
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14-01-2021, 01:51 PM
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

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If you want to hear how Male Cockney accents sound.

Don't watch "Mary Poppins".

Which version of Mary Poppins should I not watch?
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14-01-2021, 01:52 PM
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Apparently, Dick van Dyke only had about a day to learn Mockney for his role in Mary Poppins, and was taught by an Irishman.
Well spotted.!

I said "Sound of Music "instead of "Mary Poppins".

Testing, testing, testing!
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Eeee by gum aye me accent is reyt strong tha nos an am reyt prard onnit
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14-01-2021, 02:25 PM
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

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An Englishman with no accent should be on BBC reading the news!
Your posts are always well written. If I were logging onto OFF on a computer, Id put in more effort with longer posts
I don't think they are quite the same. There is, or at least there was, something called BBC English, which to me is not the same as Received Pronunciation.

BBC English is closer to the Queen's English, in other words how Her Maj speaks, as opposed to RP.

I think the difference is that BBC English was taught, whereas RP is acquired from many sources.
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14-01-2021, 02:30 PM
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

Originally Posted by Minx ->
I heard the Yorkshire accent! Sounds fab


Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman, but that can't tell 'im much.



Do you know the song, "On Ilkley Moor baht 'at"?

I had to have it translated into English for me when I lived in Lincolnshire.
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14-01-2021, 02:40 PM
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

Originally Posted by Fruitcake ->
I speak the Queen's English.

Whhull, tiz ow er would zpeak iffen er were brung up by yer.


In reality I think I speak RP. I was born a Moonraker but we moved when I was four, so I have no idea how I spoke then.
Seven years in Lincolnshire left me with a northern-ish accent. Enough that when we lived in Yorkshire people would know I wasn't from there. Fifty miles, that was all we had moved.

I spoke with a Yorkshire accent for the seven years whilst there, probably just to fit in.

I left home at eighteen to work in Bristol, my Dad and brother's home city. For the next four years, I spent six months alternating between there and college in my home town of Swindon.

When in Bristol I lived in a hostel with a bunch of other chaps from all over the country, and a few from beyond.
Similarly, college students were from all around the world.

My job involved precision, not just the work itself, but the communication both verbal and written.
I taught myself to speak clearly and distinctly, losing every trace of previous accents in the process, and the way I write now is also a legacy of that job.


Ten years later I moved to the beautiful county of Somerset, meaning the land of the Summer Settlers, at the request of my Lovely Cousin whom I had started dating.
I never picked up the local accent, and even after living here for thirty-eight years, I'm still classed as an incomer. I'm only tolerated because I married a local girl.

I speak a little German, the emphasis on the little, but apparently it is accent-less according to a German friend of ours.
I take it that you don't mean Slaithwaite?
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Re: Do you have a strong accent?

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Can you provide a name of anyone with your accent so that I can look up how it sounds


Benny Hill.
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14-01-2021, 02:51 PM
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I take it that you don't mean Slaithwaite?
Correct, I do not mean Slouwit. (Please pardon the phonetic spelling).
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