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    Default Is it a typical RP accent?

    Dear teachers

    I have another question about the RP. In the audio clip attached, is it RP according to your English native ears? I am just curious which part of the UK my friend is from.

    Please kindly advise.

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    Holden
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    Default Re: Is it a typical RP accent?

    I would call that pretty standard southern (English) BrE. It's very close to what some might call modern RP, but a long way from th RP taken by Danil Jones as his model.
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    Default Re: Is it a typical RP accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I would call that pretty standard southern (English) BrE. It's very close to what some might call modern RP, but a long way from th RP taken by Danil Jones as his model.
    Dear 5JJ,

    Thanks for your comment. Is it possible to tell me, how different is the RP in Danil Jones' model from the "modern RP" in the clip? Is Danil Jones' RP similar to the BBC accent or posh accent?

    Please advise (my previous reply seems not published, so I re-post it here, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

    Holden

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    Default Re: Is it a typical RP accent?

    The accent I grew up with, and later learnt to know as RP, was that of the speakers here: UK General Election 1955 Campaign - Sir Anthony Eden takes questions from the press - YouTube

    You can hear Daniel Jones himself saying a few word between 0.11 and 0.16 here: The Cardinal Vowels with Daniel Jones - YouTube. Note if you listen to more of this recording that the vowels Jones is producing after his introduction are the IPA vowels, not the vowels of RP, or indeed of any dialect of English.
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