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Old 05-30-2014, 02:39 AM
 
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Filipino pop station DJs always have very good quasi-American accents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du6Xgo0VmXA

They need to be working in the call centers, or training call center workers. But maybe they make more money being DJs
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Sorry, while RP is posh, I don't find Singlish posh at all. Even the S'pore gahmen does not think so. I don't find the Singaporean accent to be that easy to understand. I find it odd that Singlish speakers seem to use lah even more than if one is speaking Hokkien. Also the machine-gun style rhythm is not very pleasant to the ears. It surely has some type of Indian influence... aside from Indians, I've encountered Singaporeans who say "do the needful"!
In Indonesia we use "lah" that's sometimes pronounced as "la without h" quiet a lot too, provided Indonesian language was heavily based on Batavianese Malay language that once was populated by Hokkien dominated Chinese community
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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Never been to Jakarta personally, but from what I can tell in my travels in Singapore and Manila, they are worlds apart, and I just can't see Manila overtaking Singapore.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:41 AM
 
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Funny you say that. I was traveling with a group, and the Danish said she actually found my accent and another Australian's EASIER to understand than the British people in our group. Go figure.

Tsaowl? Where does the 's' come from? Maybe it's your hearing? lol
RP is not difficult to understand, but British includes other accents like Welsh, Scottish and Cockney. Maybe we can ask you to say "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." A lot of Australian actors in Hollywood have such neutral accents that they are hardly recognizable as Australian. I find Steve Irwin's Australian accent more difficult to understand, but since I've watched a lot of his shows, just got somewhat used to it already.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Filipino pop station DJs always have very good quasi-American accents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du6Xgo0VmXA

They need to be working in the call centers, or training call center workers. But maybe they make more money being DJs
Well Indonesian who goes to international school tend to have very Americanized English as well, but i think its pretty similar with Filipinos who went to that kind of school.

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RP is not difficult to understand, but British includes other accents like Welsh, Scottish and Cockney. Maybe we can ask you to say "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." A lot of Australian actors in Hollywood have such neutral accents that they are hardly recognizable as Australian. I find Steve Irwin's Australian accent more difficult to understand, but since I've watched a lot of his shows, just got somewhat used to it already.
Heavy Welsh, Irish and lower class English cockney/coldblimy (derived from god-made-me) accent is toughest too understand, Afrikaaners and Kiwis too.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:50 AM
 
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Well Indonesian who goes to international school tend to have very Americanized English as well, but i think its pretty similar with Filipinos who went to that kind of school.



Heavy Welsh, Irish and lower class English coldblimy (derived from god-made-me) accent is toughest too understand, Afrikaaners and Kiwis too.
Well, usually the only way I can tell Filipinos and Indonesians apart is when they speak. Even if Indonesians speak really good English, they have a different accent from Filipinos. I was watching a BBC documentary about Manila (it's not on youtube anymore unfortunately) and they interviewed some big business guy. He looked Filipino, he was speaking English, but I was thinking that something was off about him. It was his accent, and I searched his name and surely enough he was Indonesian
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:58 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Why do so many threads have to end up Into a discussion about accents somehow ?

I see a lot of dissing of Singapore accent, but well it is unique and debatable .. Some like it , some don't ..

Anyway I have been speaking with Singapore accent , so face it ..
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Well, usually the only way I can tell Filipinos and Indonesians apart is when they speak. Even if Indonesians speak really good English, they have a different accent from Filipinos. I was watching a BBC documentary about Manila (it's not on youtube anymore unfortunately) and they interviewed some big business guy. He looked Filipino, he was speaking English, but I was thinking that something was off about him. It was his accent, and I searched his name and surely enough he was Indonesian
Of course different accent is there obviously, since we both have different mother language and yes the Filipinos one to me sounds more American way more as compared to Indonesian who occasionally retained their distinctiveness.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Why do so many threads have to end up Into a discussion about accents somehow ?
I was reading the last few pages of this thread and couldn't understand it either. To a regular White American / English, you're all speaking with accent, so nobody is above anyone whatever accent you have.
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Why do so many threads have to end up Into a discussion about accents somehow ?

I see a lot of dissing of Singapore accent, but well it is unique and debatable .. Some like it , some don't ..

Anyway I have been speaking with Singapore accent , so face it ..
as if all your threads arent about the same thing.
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