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Why do people singing in English sing in the American accent? Is American accent just musical or is this how it has always been?
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Because our accent sounds better.
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Here's an example from Australia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjzeNZTWKck

It seems as if people tend to adopt a more neutral voice while singing, for whatever reason.
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>>53800842
Not all of them do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-wGMlSuX_c
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>>53801383
she's practically rapping when she sings. Rappers retain the accents.
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>Turn on the radio
>Adele songs 24/7
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>>53801415
not all rappers retain their accent
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ZRweOXYIk rapper without accent
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVC9iRRF05M rapper with accent
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What's more likely; everyone magically sings in an American accent or Americans talk the way everyone sings?
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2bh I'm glad lorde sings in a yank accent, she'd sound like flight of the concords otherwise.
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>>53800842
Dunno, but it bugs the fuck out of me.

>>53801330
But it's not a 'neutral' voice. To you it might be, but to me that's a clear American accent he's singing with.

There are many exceptions though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WxPH_G8iyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91eiLgX-i2k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qtWjpf1QQE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-1Gvlskxv

Definitely more common for Brits to sing in their native accents than Australians though.
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>>53801727
Does it matter? It means that either everyone wants to be American or that Americans have the most beautiful accent.

Either way you lose.
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>>53801727
Unitedstatians open their mouths when singing, they sound less potato-in-mouth

btw we already had this thread
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>>53801950
when talking* oops
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>>53801939
>Americans have the most beautiful accent.
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>>53800842
Singing makes an accent less recognizable.
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>>53800842
Because "American English" is normal English.

I hate to break it to you nerds but the reason Brits and Aussies usually have an easier time putting on an American accent than the other way round is because American English IS default English.

The other accents are literally just slurring their words like they're intoxicated.

I mean Christ, AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICES THIS SHIT?
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>>53801913
>Definitely more common for Brits to sing in their native accents than Australians though.
That's because you need a cultural and musical legacy to inspire you to sing in your native accent :^)
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>>53801383
She's johnny cashing it. That doesn't count.
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>>53802029
Or maybe it's because Americans are the most insular people on earth and have no idea how other peoples accents sound
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>>53802033
... then why USA sings in their own accent?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef201LbbAPE
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>>53802033
WE
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>>53802033
That's pretty silly of you to say 2bh. The actual reason is, despite the fact that foreign ladies DO love our accents, Australians sound like hillbilly Englishmen. That doesn't lend well to singing often, especially if you have a thick Australian accent like I do.
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>>53802126
WOO
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>>53802111
The Americans appropriated the black culture for their music.
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>>53801727
Are you fucking serious you god damn britbong

>durr whats more likely ~>1 million English singers throughout time adopting an accent that's been popular for around 100 years due to the majority of pop music coming out of the U.S.
>or ~1 billion Americans that have lived for the last ~200 years speaking like brits have sung only for the last ~100 years

this bait is trash
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>>53802202
What are you jabbering about fatty
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>>53802185
you're only digging the grave or your wrong logic deeper
since when blacks have culture?
Christians: 1, Liberal Marxists: 0
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>>53801939
>Americans have the most beautiful accent.
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>>53802259
I'm saying you're fuller than shit than your paki immigrants britcuck
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>>53802185
And brits appropriated that. Lmfao god damn all you guys have been doing for the past century and a half is copy the U.S.
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>>53800842
she sings a certain type of music that is traditionally sung in that accent
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>>53800842
Cuz america is king of the world and their take on the anglosphere is the proper one?
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>>53802330
To be fair though, Brits did objectively make the best and most influential rock/pop during the 60s & 70s.
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>>53802304
Depends on who is speaking [email protected]
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>>53802311

>t. JaMarcus O'flannigan
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>>53802373
I'll give you the 60s but if you think that punk was bigger than disco then you're delusional.
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>>53802385
No it doesn't. No one enjoys an American accent.
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Americans are uncultured and can't understand accents
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>>53802395
>t. Muhammad Achmed Al-Izan
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>>53801612
damn that second video guy goes hard
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>>53802373
and 80s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0
and the 90s too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI-5uv4wryI
and the 00s since we're at it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYYp5-mGQRI
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>>53802451
>literally 60% white

It's over
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>>53802413
Are you retarded?
>looks at flag

Oh, sorry. Carry on :)
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>>53802488
>44% of London now consists of black and ethnic minorities
>most popular name was Muhammed

I don't think you know what "over" means, brit
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>>53802483
Yeah, Brits have always produced the good in music.

>>53802513
Do you think foreigners enjoy your accent?
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>>53802562
Bringing up demographics with that flag is hilarious
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>>53802591
I don't know. Maybe the millions of people around the world that enjoy the singing of our people was all just a fabricated lie only one little aussie could see past.
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>>53802029
The Thai ladyboy is right. Brits made up most of their dumbass accents on purpose. They used to sound like Kelsey Grammar or Tom Wallace. Irelands accent was influenced by their native language, and Australia and New Zealand are just slightly modified britbong accents.
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>>53802635
Yet you're the one with Shariah zones. It seems you're far more ineffectual than your own ballsack at controlling your minorities - why don't you just copy us like you always do in order to better yourself? Nothing wrong with that. B^)
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>>53802686
Stop you're embarrassing youself
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>>53802591
not really
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRgIHJOJ2Y4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFE6qQ3ySXE
but yeah, you brits do have good rock
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>>53801727
lmao
i've heard a brit complain that americans talk like they're in a movie too
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>>53802711
I don't know how I could be when you're the one with a queen m8.
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>>53800842
Australians definitely do it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9ekFwL2hs
My guess is they want to go for a particular sound, and their accent is wrong for it
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>>53802647
It's more to do with Americans being a huge country with far-reaching media. Please don't take offence when I say that the American accent is not enjoyed by many outside of your country.
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>>53801727

The American accent is the most neutral one of them all.

Sorry, Australia.
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>>53802591
Depends senpai

Some people are just better at speaking.
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2604480/posts

>In 1776, both American accents and British accents were largely rhotic. It was around this time that non-rhotic speech took off in southern England, especially among the upper class. This “prestige” non-rhotic speech was standardized, and has been spreading in Britain ever since.

>Most American accents, however, remained rhotic.

Is it true?
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>>53801460

It's a shame.

With such a nice voice she opts for radio friendly, mid-tempo safe bullshit.

She's made enough money where she can actually experiment, but doesn't.
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>>53802765
Then on the other hand, you have guys like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyplMT2dWI
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>>53802731
hah, it's funny because most of the movies in their theatres are american movies, so their brains are wired to think that american accents = famous actor lmao that's what i call conditioning
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>>53802413
Some regional accents are pretty enjoyable. Like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLPKO_Iu7rM

I'm from California though, and we sound awful IMO. Almost as bad as australians, "crikey me dinog!"
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>>53802635

Having a city be half spic is better than having it be a quarter paki.
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>>53802330
lol literally the reverse is true.
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>>53802812
Of course.
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>>53801383
That a good song over there, better than most of negro rap hophip music and whitey who tries hard to become one
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>>53802852
>English actors *MUST* learn to speak with an Americanized voice if they ever want to land a role in a big movie

Can't fabricate this!
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>>53802443
>Canadian accent
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>>53802635
based scouser heaven desu
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>>53802991
are you for fucking real
she's annoying and a slag wannabe
there has to be better brit """""hip hop singers""""" than that
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>>53802832
This.
I'd love to listen to her go out on a limb and break away from boring, slow, 4/4 piano ballads. She could do anything and make it sound good.
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>>53802917
This. They may be savage Catholics but at least they're not Saracens. After 2 or 3 generations they convert to protestantism anyways.
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>>53800842
It's just how English speakers sing
Even American blacks sound like night and day when they sing
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>>53803201
and i already mentioned in the first thread: because when you sing you have to open your mouth completely so the notes come clear
old worlders have lisp because they don't open their mouths
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>>53802915
Was enjoying this video until she started talking about a Christian preacher and claiming how God put him in her path.
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>>53803144

No matter their color, if they're catholic, I will march to the holy land with my brown, vertically challenged brethren.
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because she sings soul music baka
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>>53803254

>until

You massive faggot.
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>>53803124
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAkI4mMSJSY

Admittedly, this is a cover, and it's not as good as the original imo, but not all of her singles have been like Hello. Rolling in the Deep was pretty up-tempo, even if the lyrical content was about the same shit.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNtPGFJHqek
Distinctly Irish when he sings

My guess is singing forces you to enunciate, and forces a dialect to lose all the subtle vowel shifts and nuances.
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>>53802918
m8 most of your most famous rock bands hi-jacked old blues riffs from the 30's, sped them up, and sold it.
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Aight, true reason right here:

>centuries ago, Americans still retained the British accent
>it wasn't until famous broadcasters in the early horse races and baseball stadiums started using what we call today the "American" accent that it caught on
>Americans started using this because it was easier to understand due to the pronunciation of the consonants, as opposed to the British accent which is easier to pronounce due to skipping consonants
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>>53803317
I do like this website -- i can talk to people living across the Atlantic, in past centuries! Amazing technology
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>>53803411

>it wasn't until famous broadcasters in the early horse races

Dropped
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>>53803423

I consider it bathroom graffiti on an international scale.
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>>53800842
A good singer is literally using their voice as an instrument, so the corresponding notes sung should always sound roughly the same.Accents are a social construct
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>>53804971
>Accents are a social construct
you tried to sound intellectual there but you failed massively and don't even know why probably
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>>53804971
>Accents are a social construct
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>>53805023
You're dumb if you think accents don't have a social component
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>>53804971
>accents are a social construct
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>>53805134
I know what you're trying to say, but 'social construct' was very incorrect.
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Does anyone else think Adele sounds like a raspy, leathery middle-aged black woman when she sings?
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>>53805085
>>53805668
>>53805877
Samefag
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>>53805877
Heh I was just trolling
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>>53806081
Nice try

You must be so red in the face.
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>>53802029
>let me tell you about your language
retard
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>>53806141
Nice shopp
Still doesn't save the other ones
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>>53806272
I'm on the phone how am I supposed to shop?
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American English is superior.
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It's always sad to find out that one if your favorite actors/singers only fakes the accent and is just a filthy anglo scum in disguise.
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>>53802029
You got it right, my short, ladybody friend.
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>>53806378
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile
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>>53802915
This chick Texan? I know she isn't Tennessean or Kentuckian
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>>53810274
Uh thanks
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Because they want to succeed in America, they have a lot of people. Is this really that fucking hard to understand?
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>>53804971
>Accents are a social construct
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>>53812542
>He hasn't heard of sociolects.

They're real outside of it, but in certain cases, they kind of are, to emphasize your class.
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>>53812759
even separated goats get accents
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Tyneside is the default English accent and only fuccbois would dare argue. This is to be written in stone and chanted for the rest of eternity. So says kot.
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>>53812778
>Tyneside
?
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>>53812791
Educate yourself, criminal.
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>>53812771
True, all I'm saying is that even though accents aren't purely a social construct (by any means), social constructs can sometimes emphasize them. Pride in which class you belong to have this effect.
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>>53802784
People like that should be strapped to pallets and airlifted to Manitoba to be eaten by the starving polar bears.

I want to know the sounds she would make as the bear bites into her cubic yard of lard.
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>>53812936
accents are just about what you hear, there used to be a ton of accents before, now significantly less due to radio and television.
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>>53812812
You mean Geordie, you silly chink.
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>>53812954
True.
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>>53802784
She has fat on her fucking forehead.... her FOREHEAD!!! how the fuck do you let yourself get to this point, jesus christ. Is this shopped? What are the stages that someone goes through to get like that?
I hate fat people like hitler hated jews...... fucking disgusting.
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>>53812995
>Is this shopped?
it's not shopped. these women are cam whores and they get naked and suck people off and show the cum in their mouths. I'm not even joking, you can look it up but remember to keep your bucket close.
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>>53813034
I guarantee that career decision started from a "Watch us eat fucking anything!" series.
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>>53800842
Because U.S.A. has conquered this world.
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>>53813107
>>53813107
And look at you now
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>>53806077
Absolutely, I thought she was black when I first heard her.
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>>53813445
this
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>>53813166
>aus
>even relevant
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>>53802812

Yeah, we learned this too. Apparently Shakespeare sounded like Americans do today because he was alive before this big accent change in England. So, technically, Americans do Shakespeare most accurately.
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>>53813754
You're partially correct. THIS is how many believe the English talked during Shakespearean times:
https://soundcloud.com/evie-jeffreys/romeo-and-juliet-extract

Not exactly an American accent, is it?
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>>53813895
it sounds like an irish american
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American living in Britain here. Americans that think their accent is default or neutral are just incredibly isolated and have absolutely no self-awareness, a few fucking idiots even think they "don't have" accents. You pronounce loads of things differently than they are written, and I often have a very hard time making myself understood.
>budder instead of butter, wadder instead of water
>erb instead of herb
>potato instead of potato
>mannaise instead of mayonnaise
>plummer instead of plumber
>muzik instead of music
This could go on for a very long time. I don't know what kind of idiocy you must posess to think that your accent in a language your country didn't even invent is the "default" version or that you have ascended to some sort of god-like status that means you don't even have an accent.

Also these threads are always full of Americans that buy into this "we speak ShakespearIan English, it's the Brits that changed!" horseshit. There are isolated communities of people living off the coast of Virginia that have retained their colonial accents due to isolation, and guess what, they are basically just English West Country accents from today. Look up "Tangiers Island".
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>>53802915
>Kalya Estes
>Estes

What? She's a
CHICANO?
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>>53800842
because americans are xenophobes and won't listen to music if it's not americanized
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Is "Americans speak 16th century English, actually it's the British that changed their dialect" the "WE WUZ KANGS N KWEENZ" of white America?
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>>53803025
But at the same time, there's all these Anglo actors invading our cinema industry because while Theater is mostly for fags and women here in America, it's still a respectable and normal pursuit of alphas in the UK, Australia, etc.
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>>53801939
>americans have the most beautiful accent
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>>53813754
He sounded nothing like a yank. The most unchanged English accent is the west country English accent.
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>>53813754
>>53815089
There is literally an island of people in Virginia that still speak in Elizabethan English, they have what is basically a West Country English accent. I'm not sure where my fellow burgers are getting this "big accent change in England" meme. It is empirically retarded.
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>>53800842
>American accent
:^)
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>>53801330
>the American accent is the neutral voice
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>>53802029
I thought that too, but I was too scared to say it. But at the aend of the day, it's the truth, not even meme.
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>>53801913

>Missy Higgins.

Go off your self you bloody gaybo.
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The accent of Tangier Island, Virginia. This is the closest you will ever hear to pure, preserved Elizabethan English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZgw09CG9E
>b-but it's the English that developed new accents, not us!
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>>53802033

No, it's because Yanks are incredibly insular and think English accent = knowledgeable and worldy, how do you think John Oliver or Piers Morgan managed to get a job in media
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>>53800842

she's not singing with any accent, she's just singing
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>>53804971
>Accents are a social construct
(thisisbaitthisisbaitthisisbaitthisisbait)
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>>53815516

I know old blokes who sound just like that elderly guy they were talking to, except they put less emphasis on the R
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>>53815581
it's american to me
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>>53802668

The NZ and Aussie accent are the result of English, Irish and Scottish children mixing with each other in schools, the Aussies had slightly more Irish influence (since many convicts were Irish) and we had more Scottish influence. Both are mainly influenced by Southern English accents though
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>americans think they have a "neutral" accent

Fucking dumb, you guys don't even have the O vowel sound
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>americans thinking their accent is a "neutral voice"
what the...
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>>53800842
I don't think they do generally. Adele drops her ridiculous cockney accent, but she doesn't sound like a Yank.
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>>53800842
This is what cockney sounds like in a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1_7R_3cXA

It only really works with a few songs
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