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Old 02-02-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Least favourite accent when spoken with that striney,whiney grating sound,which to my mind sounds especially bad on a woman. May sound a bit harsh but hard to imagine a less sexy one when spoken as such.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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lol @ the video but... what was that accent? I sure as hell don't sound like THAT!
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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lol @ the video but... what was that accent? I sure as hell don't sound like THAT!
Probably a Kiwi's idea of an Aussie stereotype.

Just like this some Aussies stereotype of the Kiwi accent:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdVHZwI8pcA
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Least favourite accent when spoken with that striney,whiney grating sound,which to my mind sounds especially bad on a woman. May sound a bit harsh but hard to imagine a less sexy one when spoken as such.
Isn't "strine" just a name for Aussie slang and popular word choice?
If so it would be easy for a BBC Newsworld reporter to stay, while still speaking in character. (though it would sound out of place )

As much as I enjoy thick regional accents and slang,
I actually dislike the sound of a "scratchy" voice.
The girl in the video had a bit of one.

"Scratchy" sounding voices remind me of "chimney-sweeps" from Mary Poppins.
Not great if their voice reminds me of a Londoner wearing 19th Centrury clothing and is missing some teeth.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:40 AM
 
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Isn't "strine" just a name for Aussie slang and popular word choice?
If so it would be easy for a BBC Newsworld reporter to stay, while still speaking in character. (though it would sound out of place )

As much as I enjoy thick regional accents and slang,
I actually dislike the sound of a "scratchy" voice.
The girl in the video had a bit of one.

"Scratchy" sounding voices remind me of "chimney-sweeps" from Mary Poppins.
Not great if their voice reminds me of a Londoner wearing 19th Centrury clothing and is missing some teeth.
Saying that Dick Van Dyke put on an awful Cockney accent. Actually don't mind the Cockney sound myself,rather inventive,quick witted,sharp and often a bit of a gift of the gab.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Saying that Dick Van Dyke put on an awful Cockney accent. Actually don't mind the Cockney sound myself,rather inventive,quick witted,sharp and often a bit of a gift of the gab.
Some of the youtube links with "Bert" from Mary Poppins have his "S" sounds a bit like a "Sh" or a whistle sound. Probably trying hard to sound working class.

A Cockney accent can sound nice.
I like how Billie Piper playing "Rose Tyler" in the new Doctor Who series sounds.
Not too far from RP pronuciation, but still would say words like "somefink."

I can't find an example of "scratchy" tone on youtube,
I remember the barmaid in Crocodile Dundee 1 had that sound with the line

"...Straight past the hospital and into the first pub. That story gets better every time you tell it Wally!..."

It's like how people sound if they have a bad cold and it makes their voice very hoarse (sp?)
only for some people it's how they talk all the time.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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lol @ the video but... what was that accent? I sure as hell don't sound like THAT!
Actually a lot of Aussie women do sound a bit like that

Lets get another objective opinion


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UgpfSp2t6k


I know the brits prefer Kiwi accents over Aussie accents, you cant actually judge your own accent as you dont hear it
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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^^ She's quite good, but Torontonians don't sound like that.
We're like 90% similar to her Californian or Seattle accent.
Her "Torontonian" is like a very-rural accent from Ontario, or some other part of Canada.

I liked both of her Aussie accent impressions, regardless of her accuracy in mimicry.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Some of the youtube links with "Bert" from Mary Poppins have his "S" sounds a bit like a "Sh" or a whistle sound. Probably trying hard to sound working class.

A Cockney accent can sound nice.
I like how Billie Piper playing "Rose Tyler" in the new Doctor Who series sounds.
Not too far from RP pronuciation, but still would say words like "somefink."

I can't find an example of "scratchy" tone on youtube,
I remember the barmaid in Crocodile Dundee 1 had that sound with the line

"...Straight past the hospital and into the first pub. That story gets better every time you tell it Wally!..."

It's like how people sound if they have a bad cold and it makes their voice very hoarse (sp?)
only for some people it's how they talk all the time.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Only in the vaugest sense but never mind. Not sure i'd describe Cockney as nice in itself but it sure has something. Rather combative,way more front than an Aussie accent(more slang,more life,more in your face)yes i can imagine you would like it,not liking news readers accents.

Actually it has been suggested that Cockney London accent is in demise and may die out in thirty years.
Taking it's place is a mixed Jamaican/African/London sort of sound ....
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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lol @ the video but... what was that accent? I sure as hell don't sound like THAT!
Well, thank god for that! Must be where you're from and hang out because I certainly hear that accent here in Perth lots. Along with the high-pitched whiny voice. Worst place is when I'm on the train. There's no escape from it! I was thinking it might be a class/education thing except I find it seems quite common with teenagers and young 20-somethings. Almost like our version of that annoying "Valley Girl" talk in the US. There's even a few women at the place I work who talk like that girl in the video 20-somethings.

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Actually a lot of Aussie women do sound a bit like that
Unfortunately, I agree.
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