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Posted 7/3/15 , edited 7/3/15
Some accents I find grating on the ears and others soothing. One thing is for sure though, American accent + deep voice = instant like in most foreign countries lol. I know I've had good responses because of it.
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I find some accents really adorable when they try to speak English. I'm not really into most British accents. I've heard a few of them, and they all sound really different, and often kind of strange and hard to understand, unless they come from London or something.
Posted 7/3/15
I don't understand the appeal in accents.
I had some friends from the UK, New Zealand, and South Korea.
Maybe that's why.
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Any accent from the British Isles is like milk chocolate: absolutely delicious. Hearing it is like visiting a paradise to me. Makes me wish that I lived in the UK/Ireland since hearing any of us Finns speak foreign languages is usually, on the other hand, pure torture.
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Of course they do. The entire appeal of an accent foreign to you is that they're exotic, and everyone loves variety at least to some degree. An average looking person with an accent is likely to be more interesting than an average looking local, at least until the novelty wears off.
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GretelMkMonkey wrote:

Any accent from the British Isles is like milk chocolate: absolutely delicious. Hearing it is like visiting a paradise to me. Makes me wish that I lived in the UK/Ireland since hearing any of us Finns speak foreign languages is usually, on the other hand, pure torture.


Nooo! I'm slightly romantically involved kind of with a Finnish gentleman, and I love Finnish accents. I've known a few Finns who have said that now, and I respectfully disagree with you guys saying that about your accent.
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Dated an Italian for three years. The accent gets old after about 1 month. Then, you're back to square 1...actually screw that... it's even harder because so many things go misunderstood. Each to their own, I guess.
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It probably depends. People have told me that I have a very nice speaking voice. But when I've traveled, people say they like my accent. I'm sure any accent sounds nice with a good voice behind it.
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scoobydew wrote:

I think Cockney accent is amazing even though I need an interpreter but all time fav is to listen to female with Australian accent Heavy Sigh could do that all night



Female Aussie accents can be very nice. During a vacation Australia that I went on several years ago, there was a young woman from Perth that I met who had the most amazing Aussie accent I've ever heard. In addition to her attractive looks and carefree personality, as well as her love of the outdoors (I met her on a camping trip to the Top End), it added to her appeal.
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I have to disagree with a lot of people liking accents. As a half Irish, half American human, my accent isn't as thick as my father's. However, ever since I can remember I had peers tell me they didn't like for me to talk, because I "sounded too Irish". Even my grade school teachers were quick to tell me to "talk more like an American". I still have fellow employees casually tell me that my "pronunciation is all wrong".

It may or may not be just me, but I've met quite a few people who would complain about foreign accents. Not everyone is a fan of them.
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Marrionette3 wrote:

I have to disagree with a lot of people liking accents. As a half Irish, half American human, my accent isn't as thick as my father's. However, ever since I can remember I had peers tell me they didn't like for me to talk, because I "sounded too Irish". Even my grade school teachers were quick to tell me to "talk more like an American". I still have fellow employees casually tell me that my "pronunciation is all wrong".

It may or may not be just me, but I've met quite a few people who would complain about foreign accents. Not everyone is a fan of them.


Well, at least you don't have an Appalachian accent. People get soooo much shit for that... Nearly universally considered a dialect only for uneducated, ass-backwards troglodytes. I speak more of a general Southern accent - the Coastal Southern - but I have a cousin that lives a few counties over that speaks with an Appalachian accent... I feel really bad for him any time he comes to town. Not that I'm discounting your experiences, as any negative consequences of a perfectly valid idiolect can be much more than a pain.

Overall, I feel pretty neutral to most dialects. Some aspects of Hiberno-English and Scottish English appeal to me, but that isn't major. Most people I know make a big deal out of Australian and British English.
Posted 7/3/15
Some English, Irish Scottish and Australian English accents, while beautiful, novel, and quaint, are really a pain to try listening to when you can't understand them. <Some> New Yorkers talk extremely fast to one unaccustomed to it.
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Marrionette3 wrote:

I have to disagree with a lot of people liking accents. As a half Irish, half American human, my accent isn't as thick as my father's. However, ever since I can remember I had peers tell me they didn't like for me to talk, because I "sounded too Irish". Even my grade school teachers were quick to tell me to "talk more like an American". I still have fellow employees casually tell me that my "pronunciation is all wrong".

It may or may not be just me, but I've met quite a few people who would complain about foreign accents. Not everyone is a fan of them.


Well, at least you don't have an Appalachian accent. People get soooo much shit for that... Nearly universally considered a dialect only for uneducated, ass-backwards troglodytes. I speak more of a general Southern accent - the Coastal Southern - but I have a cousin that lives a few counties over that speaks with an Appalachian accent... I feel really bad for him any time he comes to town. Not that I'm discounting your experiences, as any negative consequences of a perfectly valid idiolect can be much more than a pain.

Overall, I feel pretty neutral to most dialects. Some aspects of Hiberno-English and Scottish English appeal to me, but that isn't major. Most people I know make a big deal out of Australian and British English.


Totally understand. Living in the south as well, I know just what accent you're referencing. My maternal grandmum speaks with it, as do quite a few people in the area. It's hard not to feel bad, since I'm aware of how pretty much everyone that doesn't speak that way views the accent.

I agree with the more gaelic based accents to be rather attractive. Personally, I find Australian and British English to be overrated. Though, that might be in correlation to watching too many european tv shows....
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