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Accents and dialects

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David Report 8 Feb 2013 21:09

Are you reading that paper your'e sitting on?


FootieAngel Report 8 Feb 2013 21:10

When I first can to Essex Jax I really thought thats how ppl spoke, but they don't I like the accent now Im used to it. Im not sure if its strong enough to cover my drawl, but when I go home the can hear it a little in my voice.


AnninGlos Report 8 Feb 2013 22:07

:-D BC. And Island. My accent is not as broad as Barb's post lol! I don't use the West Country speech as such, at least not that I am aware of. OH's father used to speak something like that Barb although Devon is different to Glos, and Glos is different to Forest :-D I have probably absorbed a mixture of all and some of Hampshire is similar too so I am a bit of a hybrid. As an example I use the long A in bath (Barth not bath). Working with the services though for 20 years I got used to hearing most accents. The hardest one to understand for me when I was hard of hearing before I had hearing aids, was a Glaswegian accent, difficult to lip read to help. The worst interview for a job I ever had was by a Glaswegian man with a beard. Couldn't hear him and couldn't read his mouth.