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I have no accent
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Northern Virginia accent o.o

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0bj2n0hh2tB
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im british with a accent
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I'm from the US and I have been told I have a light American accent. I used to work in a call center about 10 years ago and when people asked me where I was from I would say Texas. Many of them thought I was lying because they said I didn't have a Texas accent. I told them that most people from Texas don't really have accents unless you are from the South or the East. If you grew up in a city, you rarely have any discernible accent other than a typical American one.

Someone tried to say they could tell I was from Texas because I would sometimes say "Ya'll." When I told them that people from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington State also say ya'll they didn't believe me.
Posted 5/31/13
A lot of people tell me I have no accent which I guess basically means I have your regular "American" accent. People usually just assume that I was born and raised here in the U.S. which is absolutely wrong. Lol... I was born in the Philippines and I lived there for most of my life.

Anyway, I gave it a shot. Let me know if I have an accent or not. (I know I still sound a bit croaky.. I'm still recovering from a really bad cold.. >_<)

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1jgkJJtMh3B
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I have a basically standard American accent. I grew up in Hawaii though
My recording:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s0e8NwcQ180j
For the one's where I say two different ways I use them often depending on context but I use both in normal usage. Even when I recorded them I switched between them a few times unconsciously in different takes.

I always sound completely different in recordings than how I sound in my head though, its funny.
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Mum's from Tennessee, Dad's from Ohio. I was born in Tennessee but all the locals make fun of me for sounding northern and everyone from anywhere else doesn't know where I'm from soooo.... idk :/ But I do know I can mimic others pretty well and slip between without much effort. Well I can with American accents anyways. I'm sure anyone from anywhere else would say I'm complete rubbish if I tried putting on a particular English accent or anything like that lol.
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demongurrl13 wrote:

A lot of people tell me I have no accent which I guess basically means I have your regular "American" accent. People usually just assume that I was born and raised here in the U.S. which is absolutely wrong. Lol... I was born in the Philippines and I lived there for most of my life.

Anyway, I gave it a shot. Let me know if I have an accent or not. (I know I still sound a bit croaky.. I'm still recovering from a really bad cold.. >_<)

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1jgkJJtMh3B


Hahaha nah you don't have a Filipino accent. Just sound like standard American to me. Usually if you've moved to a new country young enough, you'd just sound like a native. My family relocated to the UK when I was 12 (now and I'm 24) and people usually think that I was born here, but I'm like no no no I'm cooler than that.
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Born and raised in Oregon (USA) so I don't have one. When I go to places where people do have accents they think I have one, so maybe a lack of an accent is an accent after all. But really there have been studies where they look at how further west you go (in the US) the less of an accent you have.
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HeadofEraser wrote:

If I'm not explicitly attending to it my Australian accent can creep up on me, but as a rule I'll try to sound English.

Exhibit A: My pathetic, vicarious attempt to replicate Graham Chapman.
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1hzyIZCI8C5


Dude, I don't know what you were saying but it sounded pretty cool. I tip my hat to you.

Finally, a decent thread on CR, though. Good going op.
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Posted 6/1/13
Whatever
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I'm from Australia, but my accent is not very strong That's perhaps because I've grown up in city surrounds rather than in the outback and my family is originally from a non-English speaking background.

I only notice it when I'm overseas speaking with non-English friends and family. It comes through pretty strong when I speak a language other than English.
Posted 6/1/13 , edited 6/1/13
at the start you sounded like one of those women who read instructions for tests in school.
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Posted 6/1/13 , edited 6/1/13
I have no idea whether or not I've got some distinguishable accent. I just hope my English doesn't sound horrendously faulty: I very rarely communicate in spoken English. A sample of me using the words in the original post below.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1cZP7W66IJH
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Mine is an Australian coastal accent - from Brisbane mostly :)

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0A9Sf7fWnFk

Cheers =)
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