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    Do you think these are contemporary British and American accents?

    I have been following 2 famous youtubers for some time: Zoella and Kevjumba. I was wondering if what I say about them is accurate.

    In general, both speak very clear English.

    Zoella: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEhDxSSb0Kk]

    - Posh, typical British, general London, very articulate, non-rhotic

    Kevjumba: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENgfA6N8nA&index=71&list=UUXdYATEcQDVlMdU s7THtzXA]

    - Typical American, rhotic


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    Re: Do you think these are contemporary British and American accents?

    I told you yesterday in another thread that Zoella is not posh and that the comments under one of her videos show that she is from Bath, Wiltshire.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do you think these are contemporary British and American accents?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    I have been following 2 famous youtubers for some time: Zoella and Kevjumba. I was wondering if what I say about them is accurate.

    In general, both speak very clear English.

    Zoella: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEhDxSSb0Kk]

    - Posh, typical British, general London, very articulate, non-rhotic

    Kevjumba: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENgfA6N8nA&index=71&list=UUXdYATEcQDVlMdU s7THtzXA]

    - Typical American, rhotic


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    I've never been to England and can't say what part of England Zoella is from or how posh her accent is. She sounds middle class to me, but that's just a guess.

    Like British English, there are many "typical" American accents. Kev's is very standard and hard to place. I looked him up in Wiki. He's a Texan. Yes, his accent is rhotic. Not all American accents are. Especially on the east coast from New Jersey up to Maine, there are a lot of non-rhotic accents.

    His accent is contemporary, and I'm sure Zoella's is, too. Why wouldn't they be?

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 15-Aug-2014 at 22:26.

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