1. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Within English native accents I like the way Peter Cushing sounded in the Hammer horror movies. I also think American standard sounds much better in very old movies.

    I really dislike the Australian accent.
     
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    Female Aussie accent is definitely my kryptonite and I'm not entirely sure where i picked it up.
     
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    so scots are to english what chileans are to spanish?
     
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    No hard feelings. It´s just the vowels.:)
     
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    Nah all good I was joking around. And yeah I can understand the vowels.
     
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    On Australian I find it the hardest to comprehend at 2x speed, especially the bogan/yobbo flavour. Have to really pay attention for that one.

    That gets fun.
    In general most of the non English languages* are spoken as a second language at best (maybe learned in school if you grow up there but forgotten 5 minutes after the last exam), and then mostly to amuse tourists, pretending to only speak it to annoy visitors in pubs (especially if they are English, though sometimes American), in the Republic of Ireland then the Irish language it has recognised status but so few speak it that most do it to annoy police (being comprised from the general public they don't speak it either so are duty bound to get someone that does), get shorter lines in public services (again duty bound so will usually open a separate window) and so forth.

    *most usually think English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic but there are also Cornish (almost went extinct but earlier in history was the source of several rebellions), Manx, tweaks in the various islands and territories still associated with the UK (Gibraltar is an odd one for this if you want one with a Spanish twist, though it is more borrowed words than accent).

    To that end we are then back to accents rather than language for Scottish, though with any amount of history thrown in as well (to avoid the various pieces of history here is about like avoiding the War of the Confederation in doing South American history).

    That said unless a Scottish person is drunk, has one of the harsher sub accents (Edinburgh, highlands, Glasgow and Aberdeen are as distinct as anything else once you know what to look for, for my money Glasgow housing estates, or housing scheme if we are to use the Scottish term, probably produces the harshest, which is fairly common anyway -- go to the poorer and/or rural parts of any town/county and you will get the thickest, possibly in both senses of the term), flustered and is making no effort to hold back then I would give you way better odds (as a mostly learned by listening to games, films and TV type) on being able to understand them than some of the various efforts from England

    Skip to about 7:20


    Skip to about 2:20


    Technically something of a comedy/satire but

    or the same but more serious (also not a bad take on informal RP/BBC accent to begin with for those were not quite sure what was meant earlier)


    There are plenty more than just those that get hard if you have not grown up there or otherwise heard them a fair bit ones too. Some might even accuse me of taking it easy on you by only selecting those. It is however why those from the UK (and Ireland) generally laugh when someone says British accent. A lot of those were old people talking old ways even when they were being filmed decades ago and things generally have all softened somewhat, however you still find pockets (I spend a fair bit of time in East Anglia and found people in their 20s that sound like the video above when in the wilds there).
     
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    I like the Geordie English accent but it was so difficult for American's they had to subtitle Cheryl Cole :-)

    Least like the Scouse & Brummie accents...
     
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    There's one clip on instagram from davidrodriguez (some french dude talking English), they fucked up his hair and he raises his voice that his hair looks like a Champignon, a Champignon! With his french accent, hilarious...

    Mostly every English accent adds character, except for the american accents off course...

    We do have regional dialects in Holland but nobody understands us anyway...
     
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    If we are going to go that way then we probably get to have a discussion about old English, vowel shifts





     
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    I believe when someone not from the UK says "British English" they are thinking of RP.
    I also believe when someone not from America says "American English" they are thinking of New York accent.

    Of course there are several accents in any of those countries, though.

    (the same when somebody says "Argentinian Spanish" I guess they are talking about "Porteño" accent, but... it could also have been Salteño, Tucumano, etc or... god save you... Cooordobés lol good luck with that, pasate un Fernandito!)
     
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    That I will question. The stereotypical New York (think gangster films, though there are non gangsters with it) accent is quite distinct.

    General American or Neutral American is what I would say most will think of when you say American accent, and many Americans in turn will say that is no accent at all even if it is quite distinct to anything from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia...). It can get subtle at times and of course you have the ever fun word differences

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    I love the sound of a russian woman speaking American English, with her russian accent. Heaven to my American ears.
     
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    Amfy glesga in Scotland n thisis type fon etiklay tay show yay how we speek here :rofl2:

    TRANSLATION....
    I am from Glasgow in Scotland and this sentence has been typed phonetically to display how we speak in this part of the world! (minus the obligatory swear words of course!!)

    Totally different language from English :rofl2:
     
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    Yeah, I remember back in the day when I had a first contact with that glorious accent. It took me a couple of minutes to actually start realising those were English words being said. Then I got addicted to the accent, hearing it that is, no way I can replicate that... but actually I love how swearing is like that thing that makes words flow better, almost like poetry, I think it is to English what the Argentinian Spanish is to Spanish in this regard.
     
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    she's from Moldova but i love the way Varyana/Varyunya pronounces the letter R
     
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    Welsh, I guess - Xenoblade 2's Nia's English VA is awesome.
     
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    I have to agree with that.
    But you shall be aware, that seems to be an unpopular opinion.
    Anyway, yeah Nia's VA is awesome.
     
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    ...Of course it's "unpopular"; what else is new, about my opinions?

    As for accents I can't stand due to how incomprehensible they are...Chinese. I can barely understand what a Chinese-accented person's saying, which utterly sucked when I had one for a uni subject's lectures...I hate sounding "racist", but your English tends to be abysmal, China.
     
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