Can anybody describe the difference between spoken english in US /UK

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  1. sumitparihar profile image37
    sumitpariharposted 7 years ago

    I just wanted to know that what ascent is prefered,or best suited.

    1. NateSean profile image72
      NateSeanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think most people prefer the accent you are currently speaking with.

      Most of my UK friends get annoyed when people try to imitate their accent. Not sure if this is what you're going for.

      1. sumitparihar profile image37
        sumitpariharposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yes , my question was related with the spoken english.

    2. recommend1 profile image68
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is no best accent - even at the source of the modern English language the accent is still just one accent of English.  If you are Indian you should have an Indian English accent, Australian  should be Oz English and so on . .   the only important thing is your pronunciation.

      Be your natural accent and be proud of it.

      1. SiddSingh profile image60
        SiddSinghposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This.

    3. superwags profile image77
      superwagsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you should just write in whatever you've been taught; which if you're Indian and english educated, is likely to be British English. I don't think there's too much to worry about.

      1. recommend1 profile image68
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What accent is your writing in ? big_smile

    4. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Preferred or best suited for what? If you live in the UK, you'll probably be learning and using that. If you live in the US...who knows? There are so many accents here that it doesn't really matter. If you're talking about answering phones from India for your work, it depends on who your customers generally are.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    We have one of each in my household and it's a constant source of entertainment for us both.  I'm from Texas and he's from the UK.  We'll soon be married 4 years.  He enjoys my accent and I enjoy his.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      KCC that sounds like us.

      Hubby speaks with an American accent ,and me Kiwi ( or sometimes an American friend will say I sound British or maybe Australian)


      The funniest thing though is occassionally if hubby is grumpy he wll snap at me to speak American (usually Im bein a smartypants)...but that just cracks me up even more lol


      Accents are neat I think.

  3. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    It is almost impossible to perfectly imitate another accent other than your own. Your slip will show more than you had bargained for and you will only end up embarrassing yourself and the listener.

    It is best to stick with your natural accent but avoid Indianisms that always seem to show up when Indians speak.  Do this and you are fine

  4. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    accents aren't as important or preferred when communicating.

    paying attention to visual clues, gestures, and frequency(speed) of speaking are more important factors.
    never make fun of another accent..it's an opportunity to learn something wink

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    One is correct and the other is American.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol  lol

      Well bless yer heart honey!

      Somewhere in between is purrrrrfect smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I was of course making a jocular comment or as you might say "blowing smoke up your ass".

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol well I havent said that yet lol

          But never say never I say. Too funny

    2. thirdmillenium profile image61
      thirdmilleniumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Intelligently funny

    3. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Mark!  All those posts I've read (and sometimes replied to) and I never realized that you were from the wrong side of the tracks.  Bloody!  I will have to reconsider my respect for you now! lol

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ah bother.  I had tried to cover it.  Internet safety and all that.  I was hoping to be an international man (or woman) of mystery but that's all gone to pot now as they say in..........

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, for the time being I will assume you are female and French (all french girls are cute).  Or Irish.  Or Swedish.  Anything but one of those bloody British!  Just because they have a big clock they think they are important and better roll  but they can't even talk right.

          BUT - I will be watching you!

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Lol to that.

            Monsieur.

            x

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol

          2. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            HEY!! WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM???

            I'm not British anyway, I'm Scottish smile

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              No problem - my wife is Scottish as well - I like Scots even if the men wear dresses. smile

              All in fun, Izzy, all in fun.

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Yeah? Your wife is Scottish? wow I didn't know that! WTG!!

                1. wilderness profile image97
                  wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Well, of Scotch descent, anyway.  She's rather proud of it, while I'm just another mongrel and have no idea where my ancient roots are.  British, maybe big_smile.  There used to be a scottish festival where we lived and we had a lot of fun there each year.

                  1. IzzyM profile image88
                    IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Tsk! "scotch" is a whisky. She may be of Scottish descent. I am Scottish, not Scotch. Ach...don't ask me the difference, it's all just words!!
                    I'd be interested in knowing about the festival all the same. If it wasn't the start of the Glasgow fair fortnight (2nd week in July) it had to be Hogmanay! Or is there another?

  6. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    In North Carolina they used to have Highland Games every year, somewhere in the mountains, I think, but I forget which town or city.  They probably still do, but I haven't checked into it in a while.

  7. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I left the UK for Germany 24 years ago. When I speak English nowadays, nobody can tell where I'm from. When I speak German, everybody can tell I'm British. Wish it were the other way around.

    1. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      tongue Sad how that works, isn't it?
      Still, the way you wrote it made me laugh! lol lol

    2. Aficionada profile image86
      Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That reminds me of my mom.  She lived most of her life in Mississippi until we moved to Virginia.  She lived there for 40 years, but everyone there still thought she sounded "different" even after the 40 years (those two are distinctively different Southern accents).  Now she has moved back to MS, and there everyone thinks she sounds like she's from Virginia!

  8. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    I remember a Great Britain man asking me is they wanted them to "knock me up " in the morning!
    that almost caused a fist to the face..wink

    here's a little fun quiz on British terms...

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/theox/BritishWords

 
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