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    what rp stands for?

    I think rp is related to a certain language. Maybe English. But I am not sure.

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    #2

    Re: what rp stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I think RP is related to a certain language. Maybe English. But I am not sure.
    See: Received Pronunciation - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com for the definition of RP.

    The correct way to pose the question in your thread title is "What does RP sand for?"
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: what rp stands for?

    As for what the RP sounds like, think of how the British Royal Family and the English aristocracy sound. That's RP.
    Last edited by probus; 30-Jul-2013 at 05:43.

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    Re: what rp stands for?

    I just forgot to put does. thanks. anyway! is RP considered as standard English?

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    Re: what rp stands for?

    Okay! then RP must be standard.

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    #6

    Re: what rp stands for?

    Well, it is one of many forms of standard English. Obviously nobody can say it is wrong. But it is spoken by a small and extremely elite minority. Imitating the pronunciation in hopes of joining the crowd: probably not a good idea.
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    Re: what rp stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Well, it is one of many forms of standard English. Obviously nobody can say it is wrong. But it is spoken by a small and extremely elite minority. Imitating the pronunciation in hopes of joining the crowd: probably not a good idea.
    Which one would you recommend then to those who wouldn't like to stick out?

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    Re: what rp stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Esgaleth View Post
    Which one would you recommend then to those who wouldn't like to stick out?
    In the North American context the neutral accent is what I like to call CNN. I am not qualified to speak in the case of BrE.

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    Re: what rp stands for?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    In the North American context the neutral accent is what I like to call CNN. I am not qualified to speak in the case of BrE.


    I wonder if someone could suggest the BBC accent for the UK. (I am not quite sure if there is a distinct one these days - we might well be considering various channels instead )

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