Whenever I hear a Filipino talk, I already know they're Filipino by just the voice.
Accents that you can instantly recognize
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Armenian men. (That's an L.A. thing).
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Far Northern Illinois/Wisconsin. The consonants are precise without all the nasal bullshit.
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Professor Henry Higgins: By George, she's got it! By George she's got it! Now once again, where does it rain?
Eliza Doolittle: [sings] On the plain, on the plain.
Professor Henry Higgins: And where's that soggy plain?
Eliza Doolittle: [sings] In Spain, in Spain
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I can usually distinguish Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama accents from one another.
This is one of the few small skills I have.
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I can distinguish Oklahoman from Texan (the Rs are even harder with Oklahomans). I can't tell deep south accents apart, only that people from South Carolina seem to talk the slowest.
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English, northern Ireland, scottish
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German, Russian, the difference between upper class and low class British accents
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Pittsburgh and Western N.Y.
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Dutch people speaking English
Dutch people speaking German
Dutch people speaking French
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Brazilians speaking English
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People who live in the West 90's tend to dentalize their T's.
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Egyptian. They use 'b" for the letter 'p'.
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r15's right. Very flat a's. You can hear it when they use Mary and marry in the same sentence.
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Some claim to be able to distinguish accents for each New York City borough.
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Quebec. Usually, Brazil.
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r21 Yo pal, we ain't got no friggin' accents in Philly.
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Philadelphian's say "snow" as if it rhymed with "cow."
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I absolutely adore Peter Lorre's Viennese accent.
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Americans speaking French...
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Vietnamese. With all respect, it sounds like ducks quacking, no matter what language.
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Hungarian. Especially princesses of the royal blood.
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Definitely Brooklyn. They sound so stupid and low.
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Without seeing the person, when you hear PO-leece and ambu-LANCE you know the accent.
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On the other hand, if you just heard Obama speak but, didn't see him. You would say he is white, he doesn't speak like a black guy at all. Of course, if he did, I don't think he would ever have been elected.
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R6, how do you tell a Bama accent and a Mississippi accent apart?
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What makes some accents so damn annoying? For example, I like most of the Australians I meet, but hearing them talk is GRATING.
Also, when someone pronounces the letter t as if it were ts.
It couldn't be me :)
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I love Australian accents. They're a lot of fun.
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(like nails on blackboard. talk normal, bitch)
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How do you tell Quebec French from other varieties?
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I canNOT abide Julie Chen's accent, which sounds rather typical of a certain type of Asian American women (and Gaysians). The vulgar over- emphasis of the 'R' sound - Shudders.
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[quote]How do you tell Quebec French from other varieties?
French spoken in Québec has a nasally sound to it, more so than Metropolitan French.
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Blacks speaking ebonics.
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Turks and Israelis speaking English, French or even their own languages.
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Bostonian. Who else in the world says "hwospital" and "twop?"
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I had a manager who sat five feet away from me. Open floor plan. She also had an open mouth plan. Horrid, awful low-class Cockney accent and the woman never stopped talking. Ever. And she was loud. It was psychological warfare. God it was ugly.
I'd put on headphones and I could still hear her.
I also cringe with Russian/Chechnyan. It's just so blunt and harsh to my ears.
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"I have connections. Linder used to work on a farm."
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