I just wanted to know that what ascent is prefered,or best suited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Accents are neat I think.
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
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
Well bless yer heart honey!
Somewhere in between is purrrrrfect
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!
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..........
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 but they can't even talk right.
BUT - I will be watching you!
HEY!! WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM???
I'm not British anyway, I'm Scottish
No problem - my wife is Scottish as well - I like Scots even if the men wear dresses.
All in fun, Izzy, all in fun.
Yeah? Your wife is Scottish? wow I didn't know that! WTG!!
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 . There used to be a scottish festival where we lived and we had a lot of fun there each year.
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?
So I married a whiskey? Does this mean she will age particularly well?
No, no, no. The festival was somewhere in the Eastern US. Around Washington D.C. I think (about 30 years ago!). Her father was very interested and found out about it - we all went several times.
To do something like the Glasgow event would be absolute heaven for her and is something I would love to do as well. I enjoy participating in and learning about other cultures (Always go to the Basque festival in Idaho) and to do it in the homeland would be really neat.
Now there's another wee bit of learning for all us, whisky as in 'Scotch whisky' does not have an 'e' in the spelling. But it does in the US.
Still no idea what festival was being celebrated, but then all true Scots will celebrate any day because we can
The Spanish do it too, 'why was there a fireworks display tonight?' Reply, 'because it's a Monday'. Or Tuesday, or Wednesday...etc
I get a real kick out of the differences in terminology and spelling all the time. The first time I saw "learnt" on here I wasn't sure if the writer was just illiterate or careless, but saw it so many times I finally looked it up. For sure, I never "learned" that word! Now I see "earnt" occasionally, too, and never noticed your "whisky" (spell checker says all 3 are wrong). You guys are going to ruin my spelling awards!
Never been to the "loo", either, and certainly never "snogged" (got that one from Harry Potter). I find it fun, but sometimes it can be a head scratcher, too!
Those got to me too at first - learnt; amongst....
Another difference that I notice is that we Americans tend to use singular verbs with the name of a country or a business, and the Brits (not sure about Kiwis and Ozzies) use the plural. (Trying to think of examples, but none of them sound particularly helpful....)
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.
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.
Sad how that works, isn't it?
Still, the way you wrote it made me laugh!
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!
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..
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