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View Poll Results: Which of these accents/dialects sounds almost like a foreign language to you?
Appalachian 7 13.21%
Yooper (UP of Michigan) 3 5.66%
Cockney 9 16.98%
Welsh 6 11.32%
Newfie (Newfoundland, Canada) 6 11.32%
Irish 7 13.21%
Scottish 20 37.74%
Norfolk 3 5.66%
West Country (Devon/Cornwall) 4 7.55%
Geordie (Newcastle/NE England) 14 26.42%
Kiwi (New Zealand) 7 13.21%
Noo Yawk 4 7.55%
Boston 3 5.66%
Gullah 7 13.21%
Tidewater (Virginia) 6 11.32%
Jamaican 14 26.42%
Lancashire 6 11.32%
Scouse (Liverpool, UK) 13 24.53%
Singlish (Singapore) 10 18.87%
Yorkshire 8 15.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Which English accents do you find the most difficult to understand? And why?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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I understand all Scottish accents but I can sympathise with people not from here struggling to understand the Dundee, Glasgow etc accents lol.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I see there are many choices of English accents, but you think Scotland has only one?!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Several British moves, made for the British audience, which took place in Scotland, had to be entirely subtitled throughout in order for the English to understand them. "Ratcatcher" is one of them, but I think there were others.

American Ebonic should be on the list of choices above. Most Americans would not understand inner-city conversations at all.

Also, "800-number Indian" could go on the list.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I don´t know how they sound except for scottish and New York.
And perhaps yorkie.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Comedian Al Murray, whatever accent he has. And a Minnesota accent.

It's not that they are hard to understand, just hard to listen to.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I see there are many choices of English accents, but you think Scotland has only one?!
I'm sorry, I'm just not very educated on what Scottish accents are, I've only just learned the English ones!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Manc should probably be on there too - I find some of the thickest accents around here difficult sometimes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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How can you not understand a Manchester accent, they speak nice and slow!

(from 21 seconds)


Keith Lemons Impression of Gary Barlow - YouTube
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I'm sorry, I'm just not very educated on what Scottish accents are, I've only just learned the English ones!
Dozens of different ones but the main ones are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, all the islands, the west, etc etc etc.....
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