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    Could one say:
    A-I missed his accent.
    meaning:
    1-I didn't notice that he had an accent.
    or:
    2-I didn't manage to tell what sort of accent he had (although I noticed he had accent).

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    Re: miss

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Could one say:
    A-I missed his accent.
    meaning:
    1-I didn't notice that he had an accent.
    or:
    2-I didn't manage to tell what sort of accent he had (although I noticed he had accent).
    I missed the fact that he even had an accent.
    "I missed his accent" sounds like he had some sort of charming accent and lost it somehow.

    I wasn't able to place his accent = I couldn't tell what sort of accent he had. (Not "I didn't manage")

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    Re: miss

    Thanks Barb_D.
    How about:

    I didn't get his accent.

    What would that mean, if anything?

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    Re: miss

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thanks Barb_D.
    How about:

    I didn't get his accent.

    What would that mean, if anything?
    To me, it has two meanings.

    1a. I didn't catch his accent (i.e., I couldn't place it.)
    1b. He was speaking with an affected accent and I wasn't able to place it (i.e., I didn't get [where] his accent [was from]).
    2. I didn't understand why he was trying to speak with an affected accent (i.e., I didn't get [what] his accent [was suppose to accomplish]).

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