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    Unhappy Which British accent is this?

    I can't quite put my finger on it. Can you please help me? It's been driving me crazy for days now!
    Thanks in advance. :)
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    Re: Which British accent is this?

    I'd call that modern RP- it doesn't really show any regional characteristics. Specialists may be able to probe underneath, but that kind of speaker could come from anywhere and nowhere to me.

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    #3

    Re: Which British accent is this?

    I don't notice any regional characteristics either but he has a slight roticism (difficulty pronouncing "r").
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Which British accent is this?

    I also hear the mainly RP pronunciation, but I feel he may be a Scotsman deliberately pronouncing words in that way, because his [I] sounds halfway to [e].

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