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    What accent do they speak with?

    Can you help me to determine the accent the woman on the video has?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dLqK0cFwukQ
    Pretty sure, the man speaks with an American accent.

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    #2

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    She has a southern British (English) fairly educated English accent.

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    #3

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    She's English and has an English RP accent.

    Conan is from the US of course. He has an American accent.

    (cross-posted)

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    #4

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    She has a southern British (English) fairly educated English accent.
    So I thought, except for the southern part. Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    She has a southern British (English) fairly educated English accent.
    One more thing: so she sounds British to the core? No foreign accent whatsoever there?

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    #6

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    1. Yes.
    2. No.

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    Re: What accent do they speak with?

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    So I thought, except for the southern part.
    What many people think of as the BrE accent is in fact a BrE accent. There are many accents within the UK, indeed within England. That woman's accent is fairly typical of many reasonably educated people in southern England. I hasten to add that many reasonably educated people from southern England do not speak with that accent these days.

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    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    What many people think of as the BrE accent is in fact a BrE accent. There are many accents within the UK, indeed within England.
    Do you think that I think there are many American accents but only one British? This would be such a fun assumption.

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    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    I did not assume that. However, as you did not think she spoke with a southern English accent, I thought it worth saying something about that.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-May-2019 at 19:59. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #10

    Re: What accent do they speak with?

    I did not think because I have no idea how the English categorize their accents geographically, although I do know a little of how the Scottish English and Irish English sound. But if I knew all about it, I would not probably be asking in this forum.



    I hasten to add that many reasonably educated people from southern England do not speak with that accent these days.


    Why? Because it is snobbish? Then what do they speak? I guess few are able to sound naturally trying to break from pronunciation habits...

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