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    hela is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Ireland / island

    Good morning Bob,

    What I'm studying is Br Received Pronunciation so it's the "Queen's English" transcription that I'd like to have. It doesn't mean though that I 'm not interested in the American pronunciation. It's important for me to know the difference between both accents.

    Kind regards

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    Re: Ireland / island

    Bob's a blue-blooded BrE speaker.

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    Re: Ireland / island

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Bob's a blue-blooded BrE speaker.
    Steady on - if hela looks that up she might think you mean I'm an aristocrat (which I'm not). I'd use the term dyed-in-the-wool (which means thorough/through and through, hela) - with a passing reference to the blue dye once worn by the locals hereabouts.

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    Don't waste any braincells thinking about that 'blue dye' bit - it's irrelevant. It just struck me as coincidentally apt.
    Last edited by BobK; 24-Jan-2007 at 11:15. Reason: PS added

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    Re: Ireland / island

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Steady on - if hela looks that up she might think you mean I'm an aristocrat (which I'm not).
    All British English speakers tend to sound like they're aristocrats, whether they are or not.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Ireland / island

    Only in films.

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    Re: Ireland / island

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Only in films.
    Yeah, but if they're not on film, we tend to mistake them for Australians.

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