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Old 03-18-2009, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i was thinking about what kind of accent everyone here has. i thought it'll be cool if we record ourselves saying something quickly, to show other people what accent we have. i tried uploading an audio file but it didnt work. just a suggestion. bye
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm...
I could imagine that thread getting pretty hilarious.

I don't have an accent though, so it wouldn't be beneficial to anyone if I made a recording. I do have some impressive burps though...
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have an accent though, so it wouldn't be beneficial to anyone if I made a recording.
Everybody has an accent.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Everybody has an accent.
Apparently not according to everyone I've ever met who's commented on the fact.

After being in the military, I've met A LOT of different people from different places. When asked where I'm from and they find out I'm from Louisiana, they always remark that I don't have the accent and in fact don't have one at all.
I speak extremely flat.
If that's an accent, then it's new to me.

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I'm talking about American English, btw.
Although I'm no professor about it... So the above is merely deductive reasoning.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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But to the British it would be an accent, an American accent.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Apparently not according to everyone I've ever met who's commented on the fact.

After being in the military, I've met A LOT of different people from different places. When asked where I'm from and they find out I'm from Louisiana, they always remark that I don't have the accent and in fact don't have one at all.
I speak extremely flat.
If that's an accent, then it's new to me.

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I'm talking about American English, btw.
Although I'm no professor about it... So the above is merely deductive reasoning.
Maybe you have a broad an generic American accent like I've been told I do but it's still an accent. Someone from another country wouldn't listen to you speak and think that you have no accent.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ True.

I remember hearing a British guy saying Americans have no accents... I don't remember when or where. I guess I got that perspective from what I'd heard.
But since I'm not British, I'd need a British person to confirm or deny that to Brits, Americans have or don't have an accent.
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^ True.

I remember hearing a British guy saying Americans have no accents... I don't remember when or where. I guess I got that perspective from what I'd heard.
But since I'm not British, I'd need a British person to confirm or deny that to Brits, Americans have or don't have an accent.
You really need confirmation on that? The word "accent" just means a distinct way of pronouncing words. Since Americans pronounce words in a way that is distinct from other ways of pronouncing words we have accents, American accents.
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Americans have accents. Oh yes, we do.
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You really need confirmation on that? The word "accent" just means a distinct way of pronouncing words. Since Americans pronounce words in a way that is distinct from other ways of pronouncing words we have accents, American accents.
I don't need that confirmation. I was simply offering that I can't speak for British people in order to nullify what I was told by a British person.
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