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Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:40:39 AM »
I am curious (as a brit) what accents Americans find attractive here in the UK?

Personally, I don't have a favourite but I find the deep Welsh accent horrible. Really Welsh "from the Valleys". They say their U's weird. For example, take the word computer. Instead of com-pyou-ter, they would say com-poo-tah. Not feeling it.
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Re: Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 01:02:26 PM »
I don't like Cockney accents at all. Just too grating. I also don't care for some of the northern accents. I worked with a woman from Sheffield once, and her accent was just so... flat. Not nice to listen to.

A soft Scottish accent is beautiful. So are most Irish accents.

My husband has a softer Midlands accent. You can hear more of the Midlands in certain words though. Like if he says "Just shut up" you can really tell!
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Re: Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 02:14:33 PM »
I actually like Welsh accents. It sounds like singing. And I like Yorkshire - it is a comfortable sounding dialect. I have trouble understanding people from Birmingham (think Ozzy Osborne). Upper-crust London doesn't do anything for me - they are too associated in my head with the BBC and the "establishment" so kind of instantly put my hackles up.  ;)

Scottish accents... it's funny, before I moved to Scotland I thought there was just one, or maybe two. Nopepers, there are several. Lowland Scots is pretty. Edinburgh is nice. I like Glaswegian, but I have a hell of a time understanding it.  The sounds out in Argyll and Bute, and the Highlands are lovely. I like the Northern Irish, too.


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Re: Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 03:09:08 PM »
Irish and the Australian accent both make me shiver.

I’m sure my voice is the absolutely most obnoxious thing most people around me have heard though.   ;D


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Re: Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 03:18:22 PM »
Because of the EU we have so many wonderful accents now!
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Re: Which Accents Do You Like & Dislike?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 08:22:42 PM »
I actually like the South Asian English ones. Again, like the Welsh, very sing-song and pleasant.


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