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My Voice
2012
unknownj
I will prove I have no accent. Here we go:

Click Here to Hear It

Right. No accent. Proven :o)

Anyhow, not got much else to say here right now, so..... :o)

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oh my gooooodness, i love it!

Heard it already when you phoned me up. Ahh, those were the days ...

Now I have my guitar though. We could jam together over the phone. But, alas, you no longer care about me ... *sobs*

I still care, Scott. Duh :o)

Then what song can I nearly play the intro for? :-p

Everybody Hurts by REM. You also recommended a site to Tony about how to read guitar tab.

See, I do read your journal. And no, I didn't check just before posting this - I knew it :o)

You get a gold star. If only I had one.

You have *such* an accent. But then again, I'm Canadian, so British Accents are very easy to pick up :)

Aaaaargh, you soft southern nonce!

Don't have an accent my arse ;-)

But I don't - I speak proper English, without any sort of regional dialect, and therefore, without an accent. You just hear an accent because you're used to your silly version of English :o)

[blatent home counties accent]
Hello? No, I don't have an accent.
[/blatent home counties accent]

Arse to you all, you lying bastards :o)

Well, from another Canadian's POV, you sound very obviously English. ;-)

You DO, though, sound like both
a) A friend of mine that moved to the US from Banbury a good 15-odd years ago (apparently he's 'lost' a lot of his accent - can't imagine it, because he sounds utterly English to me, but his accent is charming), and
b) The people with the sort of English accent that they hire over here when they want someone to sound rather poshly English.

So between the two, I'll hazard an assumption that your accent must be (at least mostly) without regional inflection.

LOVELY voice, btw. :-)

A) I live rather near to Banbury, so that's hardly surprising...

B) I do sound poshly English :o)

The accent in that recording was without regional inflection, but when talking to people "in real life", I adopt rather a lot of northern crap. I am liable to say things like:

"Nowt"
"Owt"
"Summat lark that"
"Bastud"

Amongst other things, which is just another sign that Ah'm becumin' a bloody Yorkshireman... :o)

a) Oh cool. ;-)
b) Good, maybe I'm finally getting a grip on all these accents ...

It's a bugger trying to figure them out from here - UK TV shows obviously don't have someone pointing out for you 'this person is from London' or 'this one is from Manchester', and English people that LIVE here - at least the ones I know - have all been here for years and years and years. After 20 or 30 years in Canada (you can tell I don't know any YOUNG expats), 'former Norwich' is a dead ringer for 'former Manchester'. ;-)

I do the same thing as you, trying to speak without inflection (we don't have THAT much variation in accents, considering the size of the country, but a Vancouverite's 'accent' basically involves talking at a speed that makes you think they're being charged by the minute for it, and dropping the final consonant of a word - Nah, I'm not goin' nowhere or doin' nothin' - and flattening our vowels, American-style) ... get me tired or excited enough, though, and there it is ... %-)

If you don't have an accent then why does every British singer sound very American when they are singing? ;o)

Because American sounds better. They put on an accent to sing..... But real English has no accent :o)

Hahaha, makes sense!

Everything I say does :o)

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