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What do non-Americans think about the American English accent?
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Posted 5/28/11
You know how Americans think that the British accent is sexy and they learn to mimic it quite well..
and the Chinese accent is just funny
I'm American so it's hard to even tell what my accent sounds like.. T^T

What do people from foreign countries think about the 'American' accent.
Posted 5/28/11
I'm so used to it in films and such -__- some Americans have a really irritating voice to accompany the accent so its not so much the accent, but the pitch of the voice just goes through me. "Oh my gaaaawd" in a really high pitched voice is just awful.

I like American boys who have a deep voice, and its really soft and sexy.
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Posted 5/28/11
"they learn to mimic it quite well.."

I'm British and I have never once heard an American ever mimic a British accent even mediocre :')

And well, the movie world is owned by America pretty much, so I am so used to hearing the American accent while watching movies it doesn't bother me anymore, it used to drive me crazy though :')
Posted 5/28/11 , edited 5/28/11

Lukeaxx wrote:

"they learn to mimic it quite well.."

I'm British and I have never once heard an American ever mimic a British accent even mediocre :')


Watch this link then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBIXn5yQ0Q


I like just plain old American English accent. It's straight to the point.

British accent sounds kinda snobbish to me; kinda sounds uptight too like they have to always hold a coconut in their butthole.
If I'm going to talk British, I might as well carry some leather gloves, slap them to someone's face, and demand to have a duel.

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Posted 5/28/11
I prefer the 1950s American accent.
It's snobbish, but I like it.
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Of course the asian accents is funny. I hate it when we sounds so funny. If we born in the U.S.A then it wouldn't be funny at all. It's normal.
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Im american , southern , i heard i have a "southern accent" i thought i sounded normal though :o
i hear it all the time the americam accent thats why foreign accents seem so interesting .... i guess >.>
but i could never mimic another accent haha
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I watch american movies and TV shows everyday and I also speak with some Americans on TS (TeamSpeak) on a daily basis so for me they sound exactly like I think they are suppose to sound like... I mean I didn't expect them to sound or talk differently if that make any sence...
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It's funny because Americans think all English people have the same accent and dialect..when they don't. Much like Americans have different accents depending on what region they are from.

You might not be able to differentiate them but you should recognise that it's unique in some way.

Whenever Non-English people speak in English you feel they carry their native tongue's accent but you probably don't recognise the dialect - which is why you may get laughed at when speaking in another language to someone because the way you speak would be really awkward to them/unnatural.

It's great talking to people with other native tongues. Met a Japanese guy at uni who spoke much better English than myself. Also Germans and Dutch are awesome.
Posted 5/28/11
I've grown up with American shows and movies so it seems normal to me, but the southern drawl does grate on my nerves. What's funny is that people often mistake my accent for being American (maybe cause they just cant place it) I'm sure an American would disagree infact anytime I've met one they have thought I sounded Canadian, go figure.
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Eh, American and Canadian accent is ALMOST the same. I said almost, don't bite my head off.
I agree with the person above. The southern American accent sometimes get's on my nerves as well. I don't know what it is. I just...don't like it.
Posted 5/29/11

Chained_Angel wrote:
I like American boys who have a deep voice, and its really soft and sexy.


Come fall into my arms, it'll save us both time. Eh, kekeke.



I never understood why people in America have such an affinity for British or European accents. Personally though, I prefer German and Russian accents-- their strong and sexy.

Posted 5/29/11
I find that the americans don't really have much of an accent... compared to the british/australians.
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Posted 5/29/11

onibrotonel wrote:


Lukeaxx wrote:

"they learn to mimic it quite well.."

I'm British and I have never once heard an American ever mimic a British accent even mediocre :')


Watch this link then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuBIXn5yQ0Q


I like just plain old American English accent. It's straight to the point.

British accent sounds kinda snobbish to me; kinda sounds uptight too like they have to always hold a coconut in their butthole.
If I'm going to talk British, I might as well carry some leather gloves, slap them to someone's face, and demand to have a duel.

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Have you even actually heard a real British Accent then? Or just the mimic'd ones... because real British accents don't tend to sound snobbish, the snobbish accents are generally what Americans stereotype us with... I'll give you a lessons on the British Accent, try thinking about this without the stereotype Americans give us as "snobs" or "posh" because most of us sound quite the opposite.

As in America, different parts of Britain have different accents - Someone from London, sounds about the same as someone from Newcastle as a Texan sounds like a Californian...

Heres a classic example of a classic British Accent from Yorkshire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KdtgoSCXpU

Posted 5/29/11

marymoocow wrote:

You know how Americans think that the British accent is sexy and they learn to mimic it quite well..



HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

This is as bad as some of the english kids trying to speak like some American from those shitty teen drama /reality shows they watch on MTV.

Though I've been told by an American girl I have a cute accent.

Anyway, I guess it depends what American accent it is because people from the South sound a lot different from other states. But I don't have a problem with the accents I guess.

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