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Posted 3/31/13
So, I've been in Crunchyroll for some time, and I've noticed (besides there not being this topic) that, although a lot of people type the way they talk, the trace of accents is not visible. What I mean is, have you met anyone here- or anywhere on the net- that types using their accents (and not just to be funny). All I see are typos and semi-proper English.
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Don't think it's possible to type accents without misspellings or putting effort into it for the most part. Since writing doesn't have accents the people that speak it do.
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You can't hear accents but you do pick up on the slang terms and the "structure" of how some people speak English. For instance you can't go very long talking to a Brit before you start noticing the difference from US people.

I have a few online friends from Sweden I talk to regularly and they all have an odd way of writing English sometimes. Not incorrect but very "Swedish". It's hard to explain but I know it when I see it
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Posted 3/31/13
"Some time". Your account says since February. Or am I just being elitist because I'm an '08 kid?

Anyways, for some reason I had the urge to record myself reading the OP and then post it here. Because my accent is gorgeous. And everyone should hear it.
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Eurotrash with a touch of wanker.
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20 / M / Louisiana
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I wonder how bad people think my southern accent is...
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CarboKill wrote:

"Some time". Your account says since February. Or am I just being elitist because I'm an '08 kid?

Anyways, for some reason I had the urge to record myself reading the OP and then post it here. Because my accent is gorgeous. And everyone should hear it.


You've been a Member Since: Jul 31, 2010.
What are you talking about '08, kid?
Posted 3/31/13

CarboKill wrote:

"Some time". Your account says since February. Or am I just being elitist because I'm an '08 kid?

Anyways, for some reason I had the urge to record myself reading the OP and then post it here. Because my accent is gorgeous. And everyone should hear it.


Yes please do, I would like to have my ears bleed....
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31 / M / VA
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TrueGoober wrote:

I wonder how bad people think my southern accent is...


i often wonder the same about myself sometimes.
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My Dad's from Ireland, and he NEVER adds "ing" to "ing" words. He also sometimes types/texts "o' " instead of "of." He doesn't really have that thick of an accent, surprisingly, but it's there.

You could type in a German, or Norwegian accent. Like replacing "is" for "es" for Norwegian, and "Would" with "Vould," for German, I suppose.
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I've seen a few people do it, some to troll, and some who actually do it because it is their natural way of speaking.
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I don't think accents can be conveyed into typing, perhaps spelling differences, but not so much a legit accent.
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I uno wit you're talking bout
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I think certain types or patterns of misspellings or weird phrasings may be common depending on cultural upbringing/native language.

People tend to guess spelling based on how they think a word sounds, so it's possible people translate the sounds differently if they come from different language backgrounds.
Likewise, languages have different structure, which may lead to people of one background tending towards a different ordering to their words than others.

Usually, though, I can't say I notice so much of an accent as I do simply incorrect English. The funny thing is the trend I've noticed, where the better the English, the more common it is to see the poster apologize for their poor English and explain that it isn't their native language.

The above is not meant to criticize anyone, of course; my skill in other languages is nothing to write home about, I'm just lucky English is such a common language.

Perhaps this is only tangentially related to this topic, but one can probably make a reasonable guess at how well-read or educated a poster is by analyzing their posts.
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I'm still wondering why when people sing they (on the most part) lose their accents......
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