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Who is tired of native asian try to fake an english accent!
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Posted 12/18/07

hespernhu wrote:

How do you fake an English accent? Wouldn't that be kind of like trying to have proper pronunciation? I know that my French pronunciation is terrible and I would have to be able to "fake" a French accent.

Or is there something like Singaporean English? Because then I suppose it would make sense. It would be pretty weird and annoying if someone in America faked British English all the time.


There is no singapore enligsh.
Where did u get them from?

Singaporean speaks english in an monotonous understandable manner but some wannabes are throwing in their bitter old age accent from nowhere
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Well all the chinese guys (well ok cantonese mostly) I have known who spoke English had a really obvious chinese accent, which trust me they could never have hidden. Do they really try to talk with an english accent? (I incidently have a 100% natural upper class British accent lol, I sound like someone from those old war movies sometimes!)


We're talking baout faking english accent.
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darrylchan wrote:


Singaporean speaks english in an monotonous understandable manner but some wannabes are throwing in their bitter old age accent from nowhere


erm at the risk of offending us with natural british accents, their bitter old age accent cant sound like actual english accents surely *raises eyebrow*
Posted 12/18/07

darrylchan wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

Well all the chinese guys (well ok cantonese mostly) I have known who spoke English had a really obvious chinese accent, which trust me they could never have hidden. Do they really try to talk with an english accent? (I incidently have a 100% natural upper class British accent lol, I sound like someone from those old war movies sometimes!)


We're talking baout faking english accent.


Hence the first bit of my post
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Posted 12/18/07

Stickmania wrote:


darrylchan wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

Well all the chinese guys (well ok cantonese mostly) I have known who spoke English had a really obvious chinese accent, which trust me they could never have hidden. Do they really try to talk with an english accent? (I incidently have a 100% natural upper class British accent lol, I sound like someone from those old war movies sometimes!)


We're talking baout faking english accent.


Hence the first bit of my post


Where did those chinese come from and where did they grew up?

Too much OT people.
I'm refering to native asian,growing up in asian and speaking with a english accent
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Posted 12/18/07
english accent? that's weird...seeing i've always been exposed to english speaking people and do live in the u.s., hence speaking it fluently
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darrylchan wrote:


Singaporean speaks english in an monotonous understandable manner but some wannabes are throwing in their bitter old age accent from nowhere


erm at the risk of offending us with natural british accents, their bitter old age accent cant sound like actual english accents surely *raises eyebrow*


What's the difference?
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english people dont sound like bitter old agers - you risk ruining your argument by just sounding like you have a problem with the accent in general, which is a tad insulting to the english
Posted 12/18/07

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Stickmania wrote:


darrylchan wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

Well all the chinese guys (well ok cantonese mostly) I have known who spoke English had a really obvious chinese accent, which trust me they could never have hidden. Do they really try to talk with an english accent? (I incidently have a 100% natural upper class British accent lol, I sound like someone from those old war movies sometimes!)


We're talking baout faking english accent.


Hence the first bit of my post


Where did those chinese come from and where did they grew up?

Too much OT people.
I'm refering to native asian,growing up in asian and speaking with a english accent


They grew up in and live in Hong Kong- thats about as native asian as you can get

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Posted 12/18/07

darrylchan wrote:


hespernhu wrote:

How do you fake an English accent? Wouldn't that be kind of like trying to have proper pronunciation? I know that my French pronunciation is terrible and I would have to be able to "fake" a French accent.

Or is there something like Singaporean English? Because then I suppose it would make sense. It would be pretty weird and annoying if someone in America faked British English all the time.


There is no singapore enligsh.
Where did u get them from?

Singaporean speaks english in an monotonous understandable manner but some wannabes are throwing in their bitter old age accent from nowhere



I didn't think there was. In that case, I don't really think it would be annoying at all. I would try to fake the accent of whatever language I was trying to speak even if I've never been to that area in my life. It seems like the only thing that would be annoying is if the person thinks that they're better than everyone else for because of their accent. However, in general, people who think they're better than everyone else for any reason are abrasive aren't they?
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I have a friend in school and she likes to boast bout her so called "good n perfect english"...and everyone in our school hate her and when she speak she will fake her PATHETIC AND ANNOYING ACCENT...she acts as if she's very "royal"...
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Posted 12/18/07

Stickmania wrote:


darrylchan wrote:


Stickmania wrote:


darrylchan wrote:


Stickmania wrote:

Well all the chinese guys (well ok cantonese mostly) I have known who spoke English had a really obvious chinese accent, which trust me they could never have hidden. Do they really try to talk with an english accent? (I incidently have a 100% natural upper class British accent lol, I sound like someone from those old war movies sometimes!)


We're talking baout faking english accent.


Hence the first bit of my post


Where did those chinese come from and where did they grew up?

Too much OT people.
I'm refering to native asian,growing up in asian and speaking with a english accent


They grew up in and live in Hong Kong- thats about as native asian as you can get



Is it so hard to understand?
your post is not relevant dude.
Asian growing up in asian and speaking in english will have a main flavour of chinese accent if he is chinese,malay accent if he is malay,indian accent if he is indian.
This post is towards asians who grew up in asia their entire life and speaking in English accent[like those english man in US/UK] which is clearly fake.
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snottyenglishgirl wrote:

english people dont sound like bitter old agers - you risk ruining your argument by just sounding like you have a problem with the accent in general, which is a tad insulting to the english


Okok,no offense.
Don't want to overstep that line.
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darrylchan wrote:


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Yeah I know what you mean. I'm half english, raised in england so my accent is clearly british, but when people are faking accents they're not being true to themselves and their culture.

Though alot of people sometimes feel pressured to have a certain accent seeing as some people don't understand them when they talk in their original accents, I think. And so it introduces that insecurity of misunderstandings and so speaking in a aparticular accent often makes them more "understandable" in their heads, and so beating the whole point of being true to themselves.

It's difficult for me to have a go at people unless I know the route of why they choose to fake heir own accent.


Actually i like to know what western people thinks of native asian faking the accent.
I don't see how speaking in one's original language cease to make people understand another.
Singaporean are educated in english and their english is understandable unless we throw in the singlish which many will not use it when peaking to westerners.
I see no point in delibrately speakining in some western accents to be real honest.
My aunt's very close friend is a british and he visits us often.
When talking to him,i try not to talk in my tinge of accent and purposey try to make my speech snglish and yet he still understands!


I don't know. I'm not saying everyone, I mean, I understand! but I've seen a cluster of people that just go on to say they don't understand some accents. I don't know whether it's just being obnoxious or not listening properly.

I'm just saying that I think most people put on a western accent just because apparently its more "universal" or something. I think it's just a habit people have developed when talking to people of different backgrounds, so even if it annoys some people of the fake accents, it's just like a relfex and alot of people can't help it.

This is a little off-topic but I work in a health shop, and an American man with a strong American accent came in. He pronounces "vitamin" differently from me, and when he was asking where he could find the B vitamins and such, I found it difficult to say "vitamin" in my own accent, even though I know very well that it wouldn't make any difference. I think it's just a self-concious habit and I didn't want to make the man feel as if I was correcting his accent.


I know what your driving at really.
It isn't suprise for one to try to speak in an accent to another foreigner for the sake of proper communication.
But what if we're looking at individual who speaks in such accent delibrately,where their enviroment has 0.01% westerners and they talk to their fellow friends in an accent as though they have lived in american/uk for 10 years?


Well that's a whole different matter. Haha, I just realised I've probably been coming at this conversation at the wrong angle. But anyway, to speak in another accent with no real reason to, like how you desrcibed, would really be quite annoying. Do they realise that they are doing it?





Hell yes.
Hence,this topic.


Ah, ha, sorry for my ignorance! It always takes me a few rants until I fully inderstand concepts of things.

Well, in answer to that then is, yes, it's wrong. But when people have a taste of talking in a different accent, it's difficult to drop it, after having become so used to pushing yourself to make yourself sound different.

I mean sure, we are all tired of fakers, but at the end of the day who are we to comment when they are just being untrue to themselves so in the end, they are at loss and they just look stupid.
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after reading i couple more posts, it seems that the whole thing that annoys people is not the trying to imitate the accent, but rather trying to imitate an english accent, failing miserably, but still thinking their english accent is great. which i agree would be annoying, in the same manner that americans who imitate a british accent badly (and vice versa) is.

but generally if you try to speak another language without imitating the accent, you probably won't be understood.
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