Why do Europeans who study British English have an American accent instead of the many British accents?
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.
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.
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.
>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.
The dog sticking up for his master, what a surprise.
Great response there, were you too busy fighting off immigrants groping you?
Unfortunately I cannot respond to that with a counter example of Polish because Polish is an irrelevant language that nobody cares about.
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.
>Chavs like you may be unfamiliar with this due to being a monolinguistic pawn
In most dialects of English, the name for the letter is pronounced /ˈeJtʃ/ and spelled 'aitch' 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 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.
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.
The non-standard haitch pronunciation of h has spread in England, being used by approximately 24% of English people born since 1982 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.
we wuz first before you approptiated it shitlords
>English teachers always tried to impose British accent and spelling
I have a french accent, it just won't go away
thats one of the most desirable accents pierre
well ancestry wise im only half irish. ive lived in ireland a lot of my life though
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>americans calling people from other nations mutts
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
are you saying the native """""""""""""english"""""""""""""" arent a mix of basques, celts, germans, romans, vikings, french, and whatever?
we triggered the end of their empire
>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
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
>tfw no qt Danish gf with an inexplicably strong accent compared to other Scandinavians
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.
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.
Germanic /= German
Now go back to studying for your English test Hans
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?
>studying for your english test
>implying I even paid attention to the lessons to get a flat A
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.
>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
Let him be the bitch he wants to
Leaves more brit-/ameripussy for us.
I-is that what you think about us?
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.
>want to make a hot websight
>required to use "color" instead of "colour"
>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.
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.
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?
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.
>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.
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
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.
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.