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  • American

    12 19.35%
  • American slang (like using lots of Yo(s) )

    7 11.29%
  • British

    21 33.87%
  • Russian

    2 3.23%
  • French

    0 0%
  • Arabic (Middle East)

    2 3.23%
  • Japanese

    0 0%
  • Spanish

    3 4.84%
  • Other

    27 43.55%
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    Which one is your English accent?

    I'm not Spanish but my English accent is very Spanish!
    I've been talking to a friend in San Diego, he could understand my Spanish and my English was funny

    That's due to wasting much time in learning Spanish, the language that I might never ever use (that's why I stopped it).

    How about you? even if you're not in an English speaking country, being reading this post means you have an accent .. believe me!
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    OK, going to be a bit picky here - I AM ENGLISH - NOT BRITISH.
    I was born in England, raised in England and am proud to be English

    So my accent is ENGLISH.

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    Torontonian/Canadian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ
    OK, going to be a bit picky here - I AM ENGLISH - NOT BRITISH.
    I was born in England, raised in England and am proud to be English

    So my accent is ENGLISH.

    </end rant>
    and breath.....
    I can just picture you all red faced, spittle flying and shouting that in your British accent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ
    OK, going to be a bit picky here - I AM ENGLISH - NOT BRITISH.
    I was born in England, raised in England and am proud to be English

    So my accent is ENGLISH.

    </end rant>
    and breath.....
    lol... you tell 'em. Mind you what verson of English? "Queens English" as spoken by the reptilian royalty, posh politicians and the aristocracy in not really a true representation of English.

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    Are their any difference between English & British?

    The only info. we had that there are many many accents in England.

    Off Topic:

    Also isn't England=Britain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGeminal
    Off Topic:

    Also isn't England=Britain?
    Our nation state is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, usually known as "the UK" or "Britain".

    The UK is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Great Britain is the name of the island which is divided into England, Scotland and Wales and is the biggest of the British Isles. Some of the other British Isles are completely independent (the Republic of Ireland) or mostly independent (the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guersey, Sark, Herm and Alderney).

    So yes, there is a difference.

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    So why are there two varieties of american accent on that list, but no Austrailian, New Zealandian or Canadian??

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    I speak american english with a german accent and german with an american accent, lived in each country for 30 years each. What a mess!

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    Trig, Español es una lengua muy bonita
    British accent is probably the closest to my accent! at least this is what I was told

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    I would have to say Slavic (which includes Croatian)
    Imagine Luka Kovač from ER speaking
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    I speak with a Pittsburgh accent in a Bostonian world...help me. Please.
    I have ADHD, and I'm kinda proud about it.

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    Australia all the way! I don't ever notice that I have an accent when I'm around other people who have the same one, but as soon as a person arrives with a different accent, then I become aware of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterwomtious
    Our nation state is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, usually known as "the UK" or "Britain".

    The UK is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Great Britain is the name of the island which is divided into England, Scotland and Wales and is the biggest of the British Isles. Some of the other British Isles are completely independent (the Republic of Ireland) or mostly independent (the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guersey, Sark, Herm and Alderney).

    So yes, there is a difference.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead)
    So why are there two varieties of american accent on that list, but no Austrailian, New Zealandian or Canadian??
    Actually, I was writing too fast to remember everything! you notice I didn't add Chinese either, so I put the option others
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    How can an accent be "British"? Scottish, Irish, English, and Welsh people all have seperate accents. My American friends like to slurr they words, while with my Canadian accent I like to top off the majority of my sentences with an "Eh?". You can have more than one accent per country, such as in Canada there is an accent for almost each province.


    There is just too many accents

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    I read once that Western Canadians and Northwestern...United Statesicans have the least phonetically flawed pronunciation of english. Kinda six of one, half a dozen of the other if you ask me; could be regarded as a "lack of accent" or a "really insipid and weak accent"

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    New Zealand drone here, and proud of it.

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    Swedish.
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    Manglish -Malay +English :P

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    Dutch English accent
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    It depends who I am speaking with. When I'm speaking with clients from UK, I tend to have 'British like' accent. When I'm speaking with folks from US, my accent turns into American. And as mile-jerkovic said, probably Slavic, too.
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    Well I will check British as it is the nearest ballpark area. But really there are so many accents in the UK as a few people have said.

    I would say my closest accent is South East England with a London twinge as that is where I have lived all my life but basically as close to the 'Queen's English' as you can get these days without being too posh. Some would say I speak 'proper'.....like
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    Irish english here to be sure to be sure

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    English
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    Yo yo yo yo American.

    I have an Albany accent, apparently. We say "aw" a lot. Awlbany, wawter, etc.


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