Like an accent which sounds around 90% American tinted with some Asian.
Take a look at the original Metal Gear Solid. Many would argue that Mei Ling's accent is quite sexy. I can't say I get that myself, but opinions definitely run high.
Note that you need to use the PS1 version as your example. The Gamecube remake rerecorded people's voices, and her accent is gone: a fact that caused some controversy in the fanbase. Again, someyhing I didn't really get, but it's further evidence that opinions ran strong.
It sounds better to me than a German accent. What I find really really cute is Asian people with broken English, though.
I remember playing with this Japanese guy on Minecraft and he used short expressions or just words to talk to me.
>where are we going?
>okay, do you have any torches?
>we get coal
>I left some in the chest
>we get more
Some people ran into us and he started trying to trade some iron.
>iron for food?
They just started attacking us and while I tried to knock them back and run, all he did was stay there and try chatting with them:
Until he died.
Fucking adorable people. I love them.
This, Mei Ling was the first time I found an Asian accent, but looking back on it, it was a bit thick and therefore subtly racist. I never heard the toned down Mei Ling, but yes, please save my game and bestow some Chinese wisdom upon me.
Mei Ling had a Cantonese accent, no Mandarin speaker will talk like that. I can't think of any male examples. I wish I could.
While I hate how my spoken English sound (german), I do not sound like normal Germans do. In fact, I have been told that my accent sounds somewhat ... British, which is strange considering that I was actually going for an American accent.
That being said: for me, people always (!) told me that they really liked how I was speaking, saying that as long as you are understandable, it doesn't really matter how you speak, as long as it's not "standard" - I'd be "rolling in pussy" if I ever moved to the states.
Myself, I hate my accent - but what I hate even more are eastern accents. Poland, Russia, Lithuania - nuke them all, I HATE it if I have to deal with those people. They do not give a FUCK how they sound to other people, it's an entirely different language.
And I also hate far-east accents, mostly japanese ones. Where simple words like "future" sound like "fuue", or they pronounce "defy" as "defi". English is a retarded bitch for not pronouncing words as they are spoken (try to defend "mature" while using "nature" - retarded bitch), but sometimes it's like these guys just WANT to not get it right.
tl; dr: I hate accents, others love them.
It is pretty dependent on where the accent comes from, but most of the time, they come off as extremely unappealing. This is because a lot of the major East Asian languages are syllabic, so accents from those regions tend to give their speech a much more forced, commanding tone. Not to mention they're much more nasal and not exactly glamorized over the past century. This doesn't apply as much to Asian women, though, since they've been dramatized to be coy/sex objects in Hollywood, which is why some people find Asian accents on females appealing.
Japanese is probably the least offending, if that helps.
I'm from the NY area and I've heard people love the accent. No one has ever told me third, but they have been interested in the way I tawk.>>16799605
>This is because a lot of the major East Asian languages are syllabic, so accents from those regions tend to give their speech a much more forced, commanding tone. Not to mention they're much more nasal and not exactly glamorized over the past century. This doesn't apply as much to Asian women, though, since they've been dramatized to be coy/sex objects in Hollywood, which is why some people find Asian accents on females appealing
You hit the nail on the head, anon.
>English is a retarded bitch for not pronouncing words as they are spoken
... excuse me?
Anyway, there's pretty solidly understood historical reasons for the irregularities in English spelling. I'm not going to claim that our orthography is at all intuitive, though.
>This is because a lot of the major East Asian languages are syllabic
I'm sorry, but this is meaningless.
Proper grammar helps.