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    Where to find real English language?

    Where to find real English language in UK?

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    Re: Where to find real English language?

    Welcome to the forum,Minion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Minion View Post
    Where can I find the real English language in the UK?
    Please explain what you mean by 'real'.

    What would you say if I asked where I could find the real Russian language in Russia?

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    #3

    Re: Where to find real English language?

    The basic answer is everywhere, but there are many regional differences.

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    #4

    Re: Where to find real English language?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum,Minion.

    Please explain what you mean by 'real'.

    What would you say if I asked where I could find the real Russian language in Russia?


    I mean "Native" "standard"(?) English language. In Germany -Hochdeutsch

    The Russian language is homogeneous and uniform.
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    #5

    Re: Where to find real English language?

    There are many varieties of English today. No single variety is any more 'real' or 'native' than any other. They all evolved in some way or other from the dialects spoken in the British Isles in the sixteenth century.

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    Re: Where to find real English language?

    To me, this is like looking at a French poodle and a dachshund and saying "where do I find the real dog?"
    I guess we'd point to the wolf. The difference is that while we still have wolves, we don't have pre-Shakespearean English being spoken anywhere.

    I actually doubt that Russian is uniform. People in Siberia speak exactly the same as people near the Finnish border? Are you sure?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Where to find real English language?

    RP (Received Pronunciation) may be what you're looking for; it's a form of English that is meat not to show any strong regional forms. However, it's not located anywhere, but there are speakers who use it in every region. You could try somewhere like Oxford, as Oxford English is a term used for the standard English you seem to be looking for.

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    Re: Where to find real English language?

    I wouldn't bank on hearing much RP in Oxford. (Click)

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