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30 / M / 香港 & nottingham,uk
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Posted 6/13/08
Why the ascent in English have a wide range?
Even I stay in Nottingham in the UK, the local people have a different ascent.
Posted 6/13/08 , edited 6/13/08
I think you mean accents =]

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*EDIT: To answer your question - there's not really any reason why there are so many accents. It just comes out of tradtion and maybe the influence of people immigrating to those cities.
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British Accents are cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fCbnLFvQIo
Like Theo Walcott's.
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24 / M / Nottingham/Manche...
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Yeah I know, in Nottingham you have Aspley, Bulwell, Mansfield etc.
Then you have in other places brummy, scouser, cockney, yorkshire, geordie, etc.
I usually speak RP (received pronunciation i.e. BBC news) but I speak like someone from Nottingham a lot too. Like I'll say "eh up geezer" or "eh up me duck" and sometimes I'll do a bit of a Keith Lemon and go "she looks bang tidy!" and stuff like that.
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You can barely speak english let alone spell it so i got lost in the question -_-
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Huh. Anyone heard the Geordie accent? (Newcastle/North East England ish) thats my accent it's a bit strange apparently it has very similar sounds to Scandinavian languages... so maybes it comes from Scandinavians settling in the North??
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Different regions just seem to have different accents
Like I grew up in London and like most Londoners don't pronounce my t's properly
But over time I've become more well spoken and a bit of a grammar freak but theres still the odd flaws here and there
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Missyaggravation wrote:

Huh. Anyone heard the Geordie accent? (Newcastle/North East England ish) thats my accent it's a bit strange apparently it has very similar sounds to Scandinavian languages... so maybes it comes from Scandinavians settling in the North??


Or more likely the Vikings ;D


The different accents probably comes from the fact that in the old days people were living in small tribes/communities, not so connected to the outer world. Sometimes they'd get influenced by outer sources like The Vikings or other people.

Let's not forget that England has been invaded/conquered a lot before it became a nation upon itself.
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Missyaggravation wrote:

Huh. Anyone heard the Geordie accent? (Newcastle/North East England ish) thats my accent it's a bit strange apparently it has very similar sounds to Scandinavian languages... so maybes it comes from Scandinavians settling in the North??


Or more likely the Vikings ;D


The different accents probably comes from the fact that in the old days people were living in small tribes/communities, not so connected to the outer world. Sometimes they'd get influenced by outer sources like The Vikings or other people.

Let's not forget that England has been invaded/conquered a lot before it became a nation upon itself.


Lol. Right Geography/history not my strongest subject. You got my point though Yeah, isn't the English Language classed as a mongrel tounge cause its made up of many languages like French/Latin and Nordic??
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sometimes it sounds sexy
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23 / F / U.S.
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h4x0rz wrote:

British Accents are cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fCbnLFvQIo
Like Theo Walcott's.


I just watched that. The guy on the right's beatboxing was awesome!
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26 / M / UK
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VonGrimm wrote:

Different regions just seem to have different accents
Like I grew up in London and like most Londoners don't pronounce my t's properly
But over time I've become more well spoken and a bit of a grammar freak but theres still the odd flaws here and there


That depends on what kind of social circles you're in, being in a Buckinghamshire grammar school, where the majority of students are caucasian, lots of us speak with quite proper accents, my friend's dad is the news reader for BBC too!
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26 / M / UK
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Edit: My school's in buckinghamshire, but I live in london, and I have been to school in london too. It really depends on whether or not the individual chooses to adopt a conventional or unconvential style of speech IMO
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Posted 6/13/08 , edited 6/13/08

Missyaggravation wrote:
Lol. Right Geography/history not my strongest subject. You got my point though Yeah, isn't the English Language classed as a mongrel tounge cause its made up of many languages like French/Latin and Nordic??


tongue* <_<

English has words from:

Latin, French, Norwegian/Swedish/Danish, India and probably more.
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AHTL wrote:


Missyaggravation wrote:
Lol. Right Geography/history not my strongest subject. You got my point though Yeah, isn't the English Language classed as a mongrel tounge cause its made up of many languages like French/Latin and Nordic??


tongue* <_<

English has words from:

Latin, French, Norwegian/Swedish/Danish, India and probably more.


Yeah pajamas is and Indian word... I guess Japanese too- Karaoke... Pfft. I'm gonna stop before I ramble on for too long

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