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    Scottish accent

    Hello.

    Is it true that Scottish accent sounds a little like Russian accent? Even to native-speakers. Do you think the sounds are the same?

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    Re: Scottish accent

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    Is it true that the Scottish accent sounds a little like the Russian accent, even to native-speakers? Do you think they sound s are the same?
    Not to my ear.

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    Re: Scottish accent

    Nor to mine.

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    Re: Scottish accent

    No, not at all.

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    Re: Scottish accent

    The Scottish accent includes a couple of sounds that can also occur in Russian and are missing from other Anglophone accents. Nevertheless, Scots speaking English don't sound at all like Russians speaking English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Scottish accent

    By the way Rachel, where did you come across that claim?

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    Re: Scottish accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    Is it true that s Scottish accent sounds a little like a Russian accent? Even to native-speakers? Do you think the sounds are the same?
    Highly doubtful.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Scottish accent

    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

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    Re: Scottish accent

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The Scottish accent includes a couple of sounds that can also occur in Russian and are missing from other Anglophone accents. Nevertheless, Scots speaking English don't sound at all like Russians speaking English.
    I am not saying that Scots speaking English sound like Russians speaking English. The accents may sometimes seem similar to us, so I was wondering what you native speakers of English think about it.

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    Re: Scottish accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    As a native Russian speaker, I can say that the Scottish accent may sometimes sound like the Russian accent to my ears. Or just very similar.
    It may superficially sound similar, but to native ears, a Scottish accent is immediately recognizable as that.

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