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    Is this British accent?

    Hello everyone,

    I am currently listening to an audiobook, Sense and Sensibility, from the LibriVox collection. As I am non-native speaker, it is hard for me to distinguish the accent of the reader though I guess it is British. May I know if anyone here, especially English native speaker, can help me with this? It would even be more appreciated if you could tell me what regional accent it is.
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    LibriVox Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen version 4

    Thank you!

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    Re: Is this British accent?

    Did you Google the reader's name? I did and I found this ... Karen's Page
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Is this British accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did you Google the reader's name? I did and I found this ... Karen's Page
    Thank you for your reminder. Actually, I have read her webpage before. But because she siad:" I was born in Northern England. I've lived in several different countries; England, the US, Argentina and Mexico. I am fluent in Spanish
    ...", I wonder if her accent is still British or has been influenced by other accents like the American one. Therefore, I think it will be more reliable than my own guessing based on her webpage if a native speaker listens to the recording.

    By the way, what do you think about her accent? British? Any regional accent? Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Is this British accent?

    Her accent is still British. I can detect no strong regional characteristics.

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    Re: Is this British accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Her accent is still British. I can detect no strong regional characteristics.
    Thank you for your reply. By the way, when we say somebody speaking with no strong regional characteristics, does it mean that his/ her accent is close to the standard RP accent?

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