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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Practice makes perfect.

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    How about a Canadian accent, eh? Just sayin'....



    be careful, though, a Canadian team...lost the Stanley Cup Championship to the Boston Bruins are are very bitter about it...ssshhhhh.

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Personally, the most beautiful British accent I have ever heard is that of Patrick Stewart who is most widely known for his television and film roles, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. This IS the accent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiCz1...eature=related
    Last edited by Bennevis; 07-Sep-2011 at 14:52.

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by malvi View Post
    I always wanted to learn the British accent. I was listening songs on YouTube and I stumbled across video with accents . There were two accents that I loved so much and they're called : RP accent and Posh upper class accent ( I think they are both formal and I saw that a lot of people are making fun of them) .
    I was wondering how could I learn those accents? What's the most important in talking like that?
    I always ask the same question when a post such as yours pops up. WHY

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Lets go beyond the bland answers.

    1. The first bland suggestion: listen carefully! This is a brute force method to acquire an accent, the worst way to go. Get trained on what to listen for before embarking on that 'careful' listening program. For instance, try to understand various English language-specific phenomena: for instance,
    Blaoism: Pronunciation phenomena

    2. The second bland suggestion: imitate! This suggestion is devoid of content. There are six things you should focus on before you go on that imitation exercise.

    Here are six things:

    Pitch--high/low
    Pitch characteristic -- gravelly, raspy, breathy, scraping, creaky, etc
    Tempo -- faster/slower
    Rhythm: dadada-daah (clipping), military style
    Placement: nasal, back
    Mouth work: dialect

    Voice Matching and Imitating Voices | Voices.com

    Here is the problem with those who give bland advice: either (a) they have not acquired any L2 with a native-like proficiency; or (b) they have not done any voice over work that involves voice matching or automated dialogue replacement.

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by raindoctor View Post
    Lets go beyond the bland answers.


    Here is the problem with those who give bland advice: either (a) they have not acquired any L2 with a native-like proficiency; or (b) they have not done any voice over work that involves voice matching or automated dialogue replacement.

    Please try to discuss things and avoid turning every thread into an opportunity for you to brag of your supposed superiority, You can add things to bland answers without belittling people.

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    Default Re: How to learn British accent?

    Personally I think it's quite difficult to learn a new accent unless you are surrounded by people who also have that accent, and then it becomes easier. Actors spend hours with teachers learning different accents for films and, in my opinion, rarely pull it off. If you get a chance look up the UK TV show Downton Abbey, the accent is lovely to listen to.

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