Accent

I don’t mind her reading passages from ‘The Secret Garden’ before breakfast each morning , if only she didn’t go around the house the rest of the day speaking with a Yorkshire accent

*have you read ‘The Secret Garden’ or seen the film?

*when’s the last time someone read to you?

*what’s the most difficult accent you’ve had to contend with?

21 thoughts on “Accent

  1. I have a dear friend with a Yorshire accent, I love it! But if she wasn’t from Wales, who knows whether I’d still find that accent so endearing …

    I know at a friend, or maybe two of them, who have worked with actors, on particular accents, for acting jobs. It seems an interesting way to earn a wage …

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  2. dialect coaches earn big money in the US teaching actors to speak convincingly in an accent that is foreign to them; when it is not convincingly done as in Meryl Streep’s butchering of the aussie accent in her role as Lindy Chamberlain we wince

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  3. good to hear from you:) I too like all forms of English that are non-standard; I love the richness of languages, their oddities and quirks, their asymmetries; woud love to hear you speak as Old Joseph; I remember now — one of the books I loved that was written in non-standARD Englsih was ‘Trainspotting’ written in a Glaswegian dialect: once I learnt how to read it, I was captivated ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Book no (although I read about half once)
    Film yes
    I can think in accents but Iโ€™m not so good at speaking them ๐Ÿ˜…
    My accent is a West Country hybrid, sort of Gloucester/Bristol via my London parents and northern influences ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think I can pull off most british accents, others not so much.

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  5. 1 I haven’t.
    2 last year’s international loud reading day me and my girlfriend read a book on baby care.
    3 Most difficult to understand: an Irishman. Most difficult to listen to: Texan accent ( no offence to anyone, but that is an annoying accent)

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  6. thanks for joining in the fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I wasn’t aware of an international Loud REading Day but now that I am I’ll watch out for it .And as for the Irish we came across one last week in a brief conversation; neither of us had much inkling what she was talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

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