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Why do Europeans who study British English have an American accent instead of the many British accents?
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Most of us can choose if we want to write british or american english. Then video games and TV influence the accent of course.
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>>53469813
Media 2bh, plus the American accent is easier to pronounce.
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>>53469910
The american pronounciation is closer to german, plus it does not sound as gay as british english.

I have no problem whatsoever to understand americans, but trying to figure out what british gibberish is supposed to mean is really challenging.
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>>53469813
we study british english actually
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>>53471061
German is the gayest language there is so that makes no sense.
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Wat?

wee have ze french accent honhonhon!
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Media
I can do a British accent though
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>>53471215
>not speaking teh finnish accent
plep
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I speak very British English. Why would i learn a dialect instead of real English?
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My accent and the accent of all my friends who are proficient in english leans much more towards British pronounciation than American. Also, all the english intercom announcements in trains, shops etc in Finland use a british accent.
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>>53469813

same reason you'd learn spanish spanish or french french if you were in Europe i guess
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>>53469813

I feel emasculated if I try to emulate British pronunciation.
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>>53469813
Non-natives with a British accent just sound pretentious.
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>>53471061
this desu
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>>53471061
I'd say this is most accurate.
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I have neither I can't pronounce ''R'' the way anglos do it sounds like you choke on a cock while trying to say ''L'' but what else could I expect from people who pronounce ''A'' as 'EY''
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>>53471213

British english sounds like you had a bj and try to speak with cum in your mouth
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>>53471516
Poles being retarded, what else is new?
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>>53471550
The fact that such a homoerotic simile comes to your mind shows more about you than it does British English.
But you'll have plenty of time to experience such a sensation when Mahmoud comes over later.
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>>53471561
He's right, tho. Pronouncing A as EY is at very least pathetic.
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>>53471516
t. zdzislaw krysztof
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>>53471612
What an entirely absurd and pointless aesthetic judgement and criticism.
Though being Brazilian, you are in no place to talk about aesthetics of language or dialect whatsoever
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>>53471516

But A is pronounced "ay", like in ayy lmao
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>>53471597

>The fact that such a homoerotic simile comes to your mind shows more about you than it does British English.
>But you'll have plenty of time to experience such a sensation when Mahmoud comes over later.

So that's how Brits get their accent.
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>>53471597

Sita Gupta please.
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>>53471659
don't forget to pronounce H as EITCH while you're at it Brian
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>>53471061
>says the country with by far the gayest English accent
Even the Scandis sound more butch than Germans when they speak English.
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because British English accents are the best, all girls love them. We don't want mainlanders getting our privilege. Sort of like how Jews don't want to spread Judaism.
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>>53471686
The dog sticking up for his master, what a surprise.
>>53471694
Great response there, were you too busy fighting off immigrants groping you?
>>53471706
Unfortunately I cannot respond to that with a counter example of Polish because Polish is an irrelevant language that nobody cares about.
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>>53471061
>trying to figure out what british gibberish is supposed to mean is really
What?
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>>53471659
>An arab wanting to tell ME i'm not in place to talk about language aesthetics.

Insha'allah.
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>>53471597
Lad

He spoke in english

Chavs like you may be unfamiliar with this due to being a monolinguistic pawn, but when speaking another language, you have its mindset and choice of words.

That we speak so homoerotically in english is because we consider you guys cum-addicted faggots, and we're just trying to fit in.
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>>53471770
>all girls love them

Where have you been that you got this impression? Most girls I know think that british english sounds ridiculous.
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>>53471597
sound butthurt
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>>53471706
>H as EITCH
in britain its common to prounce H as "heitch", i hear them say it on television all the time
>the new Heitch-Tee-See
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>>53471815
>be German
>go on holiday to visit your wife's boyfriend
>get blown up
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>>53471770
actually irish has been proven to be the most desirable accent
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>>53471868
>Irish "accent"
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>>53471809
>le arab
Seriously though, Brazilian Portuguese is perhaps the ugliest dialect there is.
>>53471815
>pawn
Yet who is speaking whose language here? Continue on with your cuckery.
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>>53471831
>I ask girls what they think of British English and talk to them about how obsessed I am with Britain
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>Chavs like you may be unfamiliar with this due to being a monolinguistic pawn
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>>53471850
thats only irish people
its a common distinguisher between catholics and protestants in belfast
>>53471903
its true
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>>53471916

Haven't you talked to your classmates about your subjects?
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>>53471706

more like 'hey-ch'
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>>53471831
A lot of foreign girls I've met have told me, personal experience. In america for example an average Brit could easily get laid because of his accent
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>>53471932
No, plenty of Brits do pronounce it with the H in it as well.
Don't talk about things you have no knowledge on, you moron.
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>>53471932
>thats only irish people
it's not.
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>>53471932
>thats only irish people
A lot of Brits do it too. Maybe not most, but a very large amount.
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>>53471999
In most[citation needed] dialects of English, the name for the letter is pronounced /ˈeJtʃ/ and spelled 'aitch'[1] or occasionally 'eitch'. The pronunciation /ˈheJtʃ/ and the associated spelling 'haitch' is often considered to be h-adding and hence nonstandard. It is, however, a feature of Hiberno-English[2] and other varieties of English, such as those of Malaysia, India, Newfoundland, and Singapore. In Northern Ireland it is a shibboleth as Protestant schools teach aitch and Catholics haitch. In the Republic of Ireland, the letter h is generally pronounced as "haitch". In Australia, this has also been attributed to Catholic school teaching and is estimated to be in use by 60% of the population.[3]

The perceived name of the letter affects the choice of indefinite article before initialisms beginning with H: for example "an H-bomb" or "a H-bomb". The pronunciation /ˈheJtʃ/ may be a hypercorrection formed by analogy with the names of the other letters of the alphabet, most of which include the sound they represent.[4]

The non-standard haitch pronunciation of h has spread in England, being used by approximately 24% of English people born since 1982[5] and polls continue to show this pronunciation becoming more common among younger native speakers. Despite this increasing number, pronunciation without the /h/ sound is still considered to be standard, although the non-standard pronunciation is also attested as a legitimate variant.[6]

we wuz first before you approptiated it shitlords
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>>53472046

literally never heard 'eitch' until that grammar nazi sketch with david mitchell
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>>53472114
I'd never even noticed that some people said "aitch" instead of "haitch" until I was like 18. When I was at uni, people pointed it out to me though.
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>>53472077
Literally an irrelevant post.
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>>53472158
literally a cum accented post
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>English teachers always tried to impose British accent and spelling
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>>53469813
I have a french accent, it just won't go away
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>>53471807
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>>53472077
>we wuz first before you approptiated it shitlords
I'm half-Irish though. Most Brits here are probably more Irish than you are too.
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>>53472213
thats one of the most desirable accents pierre
>>53472253
well ancestry wise im only half irish. ive lived in ireland a lot of my life though
also
>Error: You seem to have mistyped the CAPTCHA. Please try again.
5 TIMES
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>>53472296
>>Error: You seem to have mistyped the CAPTCHA. Please try again.

same i think somethings fucked today
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>>53472183
>Tfw the Irish are so cucked that they speak English now
Feels good, though what they bark out can barely be called English.
But you wouldn't know anything about that, Tyrone
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>>53472417
i feel like you're saying that cause you're hostile towards white people
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>>53472470
Considering he said he was half-irish he sounds like a mutt to me.
So he is not white.
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>>53472492
ok mister celtic basque german scandi french paki rape baby, im the mutt for having a swiss father
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>>53472547
You certainly have the intellect of a mutt, that's for sure.
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>>53472547
oh yeah also roman
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why are British so easily angered?
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>>53472547
>americans calling people from other nations mutts
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most Polish schools teach RP, most students prefer General American

they end up speaking a disgusting mixture of both, with faint (or strong) Polish accent on the top of it

I personally always strived to speak as much "British" as possible and developed a generic Northern accent that probably wouldn't fool a genuine Brit
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>>53471807
Hes right, I often struggle to understand british english. Just watched "Legend" featuring Tom Hardy - without subtitles, that was kind of a challenge.
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>>53472604
>Get verbally destroyed and have no comeback
>You're just mad!
Such is the life of the stunted JF
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>>53471259
What does the Finnish accent even sound like?
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>>53472604
Because the sun now sets in the brithish empire.
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>>53472571
are you saying the native """""""""""""english"""""""""""""" arent a mix of basques, celts, germans, romans, vikings, french, and whatever?
>>53472604
we triggered the end of their empire
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>>53469813
british english sucks
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>>53472633
That's because he spoke in Cockney.
There is more than one accent in Britain you do know?
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>>53472648
Yes they aren't, perhaps you should learn some history, but being an Amerifat you probably don't even know the word.
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>>53472638
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u34QUb4NBEs
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>>53472694
Yes? But I find all of them harder than American accents, and especially Cockney.
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>>53472724
>originally settled by basques
>conquered by celts
>conquered by romans
>conquered by germans
>conquered by vikings
>conquered by french
>we iz pure anglo saxunz n shiet
lmaoing at ur ethnicity
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>>53472604
I'M NOT ANGRY, YOU DUMB POLE
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>>53472773
try Geordie, it's a nightmare

or the fackin BLACK CUNTREE
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>>53472638
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4iw8Ppo1o
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danish accent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2KcDbRq4o
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>>53472805
its ok lad
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>>53472837
All his consonants are so sharp. He needs to slurr his speech more.
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>>53472787
>basques
I think the Germanics were here first desu.
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>>53472893
once I overheard a dialogue between some southern American guy and a typical Pole

how the fuck do they sound so soft? the Polish guy was like an Arabian merchant in comparison
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>>53471550
you mean Dutch
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>>53472874
>tfw no qt Danish gf with an inexplicably strong accent compared to other Scandinavians
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>>53472787
Firstly I never said that Britain was pure Anglo Saxon. Secondly, you do realise that the political structure of a country can change via invasion but not the ethnic nor racial make up? Of course you don't, because you're a retard that doesn't know how to read.
William the Conqueror did not bring 3 million Normans over with him and they all mingled with the natives, only a small percent of the Norman elite emigrated to Britain, in fact the political makeup of Britain hardly changed as Anglo-Saxon aristocracy still held land.
And no, Britain was not originally settled by "basques".
Basque as a concept did not exist 40,000 years ago.
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>>53471910
Let me extend that phrase:
Who is educated enough to speak a native language as well as whose language, due to whose tolerance of saying "alright, you're dumb fucks, so I don't expect you to break your mind over a second language to learn, but learn yours so you don't feel isolated."?

We're not getting cucked by your language. We're cucking you. We grab dat english and take a nasty ride with it, maybe leave a few germanic slangs and words in it, and make you look like a linguistic fuccboi that doesn't get to speak any other language like a good, loyal little cuck.
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>>53473123
Germanic /= German

Now go back to studying for your English test Hans
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>>53472626
Fagget. Using any accent but your own is pretending to be someone else.
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>>53473674
accent is just a part of proper pronunciation you dolt

how can you even utter shit like "pretending to be someone else", how fucking retarded are you?
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>>53469813
cuz der battymen
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>>53473748
Language is just words in proper form. No need to go out of your way to sound like posh spice girl. Get fucked.
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>>53473857
no I refuse to discuss language with you

it's not your place to speak on the matter, it's not my interest to listen to your ramblings
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>>53471350

This. Those who are not that profecient either lean towards American or have thick Dutch accents.
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>>53473901
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>>53473901
you are so sophisticated and worldy with your fake british accent anon I'm sure brits will like you more
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>>53473623
>studying for your english test
>implying I even paid attention to the lessons to get a flat A
Humphrey please

Don't assume english is difficult, you've got nothing to compare. And the reason is because learning languages that actually require a certain linguistic and cultural understanding instead of some God Shave The Queen 101 would fuck most of you island monkeys up.
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>>53474535
>a flat A
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>>53472626
>>53473674
>>53473748
>>53474292
>accents spice up the variation of the language, and actually english sounds better with some foreign accents than native or oxford accent
>this faggot wants to sound like a hoity toity slag from Manchester instead of anything like a handsome italian, a productive polack, a seductive frenchie, a strong russian, a sophisticated nord, or a disciplined nazi
lel

Let him be the bitch he wants to

Leaves more brit-/ameripussy for us.
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>>53472926
nah, the british isles were all originally settled from northern spain
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>>53474825
>productive polack

I-is that what you think about us?
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>>53474986
how else could poles have killed jews so efficiently?
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>>53469813
american accent is far easier to pronounce tbqh
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>>53469813
I have a french accent.
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>>53474986
To be more precise, polacks are the proletarians of the world.
pre-WWII, the relationship was jews as the brain and polacks as the bron.

The emigration of polacks is still a quite high number, but nobody has ever minded polacks because they may not be sophisticated artists, but at least they're behaved and are a contribution to the economy.
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>>53469813

all the europoors I've interacted with here in britain and on the continent speak british english with an english accent
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>>53471868

>proven

let's see your 'proof' then m8
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>>53475288
Here's a sample
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUL59u08rtg
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>>53472633

I have absolutley zero issues understanding any accent or dialect of english from anywhere on earth, I don't even have to think about it
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>want to make a hot websight
>required to use "color" instead of "colour"
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>>53469813
>Why do Europeans who study British English have an American accent instead of the many British accents?

But I didn't study British English desu. My accent is a mix between yank and Hungarian. For example that stupid W sound always comes out as a soft V. Th sounds occasionally become D. it's not pretty.
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>>53469813
We study British English in writing, then we have to learn to understand Australian, American and British English in speach. I would belive that we still sound Swedish, when we speak English.
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>>53476264
>then we have to learn to understand Australian, American and British English in speach

Really?
kek there's none of that here.
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>>53475725
>websight
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>>53476569
Probably one of those weird british spellings like colour
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>>53476646
Website you burger.
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>>53477009
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>>53476569
>tfw no spider vision
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>>53476569
>>53477009
It's a joke
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>>53474956
That doesn't make very much sense desu
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>>53469813
>>53471061
>>53471348


can some german anons answer me this:

Im going to be applying at my company to work in germany within the next two years.

As Im learning more and more german, ive been doing my best to pick up on the accent and imitate it in my german speech

how is this seen in germany? Is it considered polite for a foreigner to try and emulate the tones and whatnot as best as possible? or is it seen as patronizing or annoying or mocking or whatever?

-t
ignorant american
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In my case it was because I became fluent in Freedom English when I was still in kindergarten, before actually having any classes. And that knowledge was built on things like cartoons, TV shows, and NES games, all of which were 'murrican. So by the time I started school and started having Limey English lessons (since those are pretty much the default English lessons in schools around here) my accent and spelling had already been formed. And I think it's probably a similar case for many people, wherein having access to something that interests them such as cartoons or vidya is what ultimately shapes their understanding of English in a much deeper way than school, since most kids pay a lot more attention to something they like, and it just so happens that most English media comes from the land of the free.

Also, British accents suck dick. And I know a lot of people who began with them in highschool but eventually turned over to American accents because they generally have a clearer pronunciation and are easier for both the speaker and the listener. Not to mention that, ironically, it sounds like the "proper" way to speak English, while having a British without actually being British just makes you sound like a needlessly posh wanker.
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>>53477888
>it just so happens that most English media comes from the land of the free.
>Also, British accents suck dick. And I know a lot of people who began with them in highschool but eventually turned over to American accents because they generally have a clearer pronunciation and are easier for both the speaker and the listener. Not to mention that, ironically, it sounds like the "proper" way to speak English, while having a British without actually being British just makes you sound like a needlessly posh wanker.

Based Lithuania
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>>53469910
this
In school we actually learn the British variant, that's why everybody writes like the British do but spells it the way Americans do.
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>>53477888
doesnt american english sound very "nasily" to people?

Like if Im listening to british english for awhile, then switch back to american, it sounds like everyone is pinching their noses closed while talking

really gets to me to be honest
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>>53478311
It depends on the speaker rather than the accent, I think. I can't say I've ever noticed a predisposition towards a nasal sound in either American or British speakers. I mean, if someone sounds like Bugs Bunny, I don't think it matters what accent he's got. Although, for some reason whenever someone's doing a mobster impression (the "youse guyse" type), they always seem to go for that sound. Must be a stereotype of some sort.
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>>53478311
>doesnt american english sound very "nasily" to people?
No. If anything british english sounds like the speaker has something stuck in their throat
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>>53469813
because the American accent is the most neutral and clear spoken

>>53471213
>>53471597
stay mad faggot
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>>53471807
We don't turn literally turn every noun into a diminutive or have use nicknames for everything

>I'm going to eat brekky after I pay the rekky.

Even as a native English speaker understanding the diminutives is not intuitive.
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>>53477762
please respond

also requesting some german media, since learning is easier when you can hear things in context
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