I love all accents, they are all their own music beautiful in their own way
R3. Oh dear.
I can listen to Dominic West's Old Etonian-accented baritone all night long. I know posh accents aren't very popular with today's Britons, but I'd rather listen to Dominic's silky voice than David Beckham's whiny Estuary.
R7, I too enjoy West's voice, but with him you are hearing as much educated Irish as you are hearing U English. His Etonian is bolstered by his Trinity (Dublin, dear).
If you want a more pristine English posh (U), listen to Ben Barnes, Emma Watson, or Helena Bonham Carter. Daniel Day-Lewis has it, too, but he has avidly adopted some of the Irish tendencies his father dropped, his father having been raised in England from age four on.
The favor of the moneyed or older-family types in Britain adopting ridiculous slumming traits (even Diana did it) is a false step towards humility, as all they alter is a few vowels and little of their underlying attitude, whatever they pretend.
Me - I like Sutherland Scots, with Edinburgh second. Swoony.
You have to have sex with an Aussie, to understand fully, R3. Very, very hot.
I usually don't mind Australian accents, but I can not stand Aussies that sound like Orlando Bloom's wife. It's like nails on a chalk board
Miranda sounds like how a lot of the younger generation Aussies speak. Ocker is nails on chalkboard to me. Too much twang.
An Irish brogue like TMZ's Peter O'Riordan
A genteel Georgia accent
A huge relief to admit anonymously that I hate Persian/iranian accents more than any other and....often don't like Persians either--maybe because of their accents! I HATE THAT ACCENT WITH A PASSION!
Don't like South African too much either.
I met an extremely handsome man with the most charming, intoxicating voice.
I just had to ask him if he was from France. He said, no, Romania.
Really a cliche here--I love French accents except from Quebec. I speak reasonably good French and can recofnizr quebecois a mile away.
Some but not all Italian accents are pleasing.
That is all.
Romanian is a romance not a slavic language BUT they do not pronounce English like les vrais francais. The men can be very hot though.
I like the Scottish one. It's so raw and angry at times with the rolling 'r's and overly pronounced 'u' sound.
I agree with Scottish accents! Makes me cream my panties a little bit.
South African accents are the most unbearable hands down.
I enjoy Italian accents because it always sounds like they're talking and cooing to a child.
Are you looking for foreign accents only? My partner has a soft Southern drawl that is very sexy.
Irish; particularly the accent of Cork and Kerry.
Incredibly sexy, especially when they say "clothesline".
Southern accents and the New York accent both sound like the speaker has about a third grade education.
I like the Norwegian accent. It's very musical.
In college I had a crunchy Anglo feminist from Montreal in one of my tutorials and she had an accent that was just to die for. It sounded so much nicer than standard Canadian.
Accents of people from the islands like Barbados or Jamaica. It seems like a mix of English and French and has this wonderful rhythm to it.
I love the South African accent, Aussie, Scottish and Northern English variants, as well as a genuine Posh accent.
Brazilians have an amazing accent; it sounds brilliant in Portuguese and even better in English.
I can't stand slow speakers, though the Southern drawl suits some people, which is why I usually don't like many non-native English accents. European accents are grating but bearable I find.
I find the southern accent very ugly.
British, only a few are pleasing, most are annoying.
I loved Val Kilmer's accent as Doc Holiday in Tombstone.
The southern Irish accent, Dublin in particular. Rough but pleasant and definately the oddest of the Irish accents. The Northern irish accent sounds more Scottish and is often hard to understand. Not only love the Irish accent but their way of putting the English language together. Their collequialisms are wonderful and often derived from the translation of Irish Gaelic to English.
Russian, especially the women.
Scottish accents get me hot and bothered. Followed closely by Russian accents.
R28, Anglo Montrealers all have amazingly great voices, both the men and the women. The rest of Canada sound like yokels in comparison.
No one likes German accents?
I lubb a Joysee accent.
Favorite Accents: German and Italian
Worst Accents: British and Dutch
Oh, dry up, R5...
I'm partial to Shane Klinginsmith's accent!
What's an example of an Anglo Montreal accent?
Some French people speaking English sounds great.
Some Americans sound awful, I actually have to say that the Brits speak the most pleasant English. Most Aussies sound unsophisticated and cringe worthy. Some Spaniards speaking English sounds terrible, esp Penelope Cruz.
I like to hear Arianna Huffington talk. Her accent is one of the few that sounds pleasant to me.
The worst? Easily Spanish from Mexico. Absolutely disgusting some of the time. On the other hand, I've heard Spanish from Spain that's not too bad.
Indian - crisp British english with some musicality.
I like most English accents, most Scottish accents and the Argentinian accent.
[quote]Southern accents and the New York accent both sound like the speaker has about a third grade education.
Oh you truly are an idiot. You do realize that there are many MANY different variations of southern and New York accents. No I don't guess you do. Twit.
Southern, especially Georgia and the Carolinas.
Northern England (especially around Newcastle)
Like nails on a chalkboard: Brooklynese and Southie. Dear god! Kill me now!
Lots of Caribbean accents - Cuban Spanish sounds so cool. I can't understand it, because they talk so fast, but it sounds great. I had a Barbadian classmate in law school and loved to hear him talk. And Jamaican might be the best accent for English speakers.
R54, just like your nubbin it's ok today to have an annoying accent.
[quote]like your nubbin it's ok
What does this mean?