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    #11

    Re: Scottish accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I read about it before on language forums. It's not a claim. Maybe an assumption? I don't know. As a naitive Russian speaker, I can say that the Scottish accent may sometimes sound like the Russian accent to my ears. Or just very similar.
    For example, this young man's accent does. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYmRBEtdU8
    I have a bunch of relatives who immigrated to the United States from Russia, so I've heard a lot of Russian accents. The only similarity is that both accents can include trilled /r/ and guttural /ch/ sounds.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 02-Feb-2020 at 21:26. Reason: Fix a typo. Thanks, ems.
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    #12

    Re: Scottish accent

    "thrilled"? Did you mean "trilled"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: Scottish accent

    Russian-accented English is easier to understand!

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    #14

    Re: Scottish accent

    Scottish English and Russian also both feature the "dark L" sound.
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