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#452 - notalfewtag
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(05/10/2012) [-]
< Where the best accents come from.
User avatar #466 to #452 - teashi
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There isn't such a thing as an English accent. England is where the language originated, so it's not an accent. We have an accent, Canadians do, too; the British don't. I had this conversation with a Brit before.
#525 to #466 - beefsteaktomato
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If I am not wrong, the rich and educated britfags have a very light accent, while the ghetto and poor have a very dominant accent, hinting at the possibility that the stereotypical British accent is different from how it sounded before, meaning that there is such thing as a British accent.
User avatar #503 to #466 - duskman
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so an accent is only an accent if youre speaking a different language? (legit question)
User avatar #509 to #503 - teashi
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Well, as far as I'm aware, an accent is only an accent if it isn't in the original dialect. Regardless of the language you're speaking. For example, a plain American accent versus a country American accent. If you consider American English a language, I would say that a plain accent really isn't an accent.
User avatar #539 to #509 - duskman
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ooooh that explains errythang
User avatar #488 to #466 - CofeeFreak
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In my opinion, every single last language in the world has an accent. Because they all can have different dialects.
User avatar #493 to #488 - teashi
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Of course, but I'm saying that I don't think the original language of any country can be considered an accent if it is the very first form of the language.
User avatar #494 to #493 - CofeeFreak
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Not necessarily... For example, I'm from Greece. People in the countryside have their own accent, people from the city have their own accent (To me, as I'm from the city, this is what sounds normal), Greeks who've lived in America too long have an accent, and people from islands have their own accent. Y'know?
User avatar #499 to #494 - teashi
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Oh, I completely understand. I do consider those accents, but I'm talking about the very first dialect used when the language was created. Like, I guess I'm not sure what it would sound like, but the very original.

Now that I think about it, I guess it would be hard to figure that out...
User avatar #476 to #466 - sketchE
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actually our accent and word use is closer to the original english then theres is. i dont mean slang and it being butchered by retards and black people i mean what educated americans talk. the reason for this is because the british have had influences by the rest of europe forever while we didnt have any influences to change or corrupt our language
User avatar #490 to #476 - teashi
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I think I see what you're saying, but how do you know this? Our language came from England. Did the colonists speak English as Americans do? I always thought they spoke British English.
User avatar #467 to #466 - teashi
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We as in Americans.
#480 to #467 - notalfewtag
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I agree that there is no &quot;English accent&quot;, but there ARE English accents that vary depending on what region you're in.   
   
And there are different accents within the UK. Someone from Cardiff or Glasgow is going to speak differently than someone from London.
I agree that there is no "English accent", but there ARE English accents that vary depending on what region you're in.

And there are different accents within the UK. Someone from Cardiff or Glasgow is going to speak differently than someone from London.
#457 to #452 - grandwhovian **User deleted account**
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#460 to #457 - notalfewtag
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Fair enough. I just have the biggest boner for English accents.
#463 to #460 - mrcommando
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especially if she's intelligent. Oh god!