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Where are we from?

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RP = received pronunciation.
Its the standard non-accented English - like you used to get on the news before they got Huw in!!
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i can almost pull off a scottish... when i say brittish i mean londoner pretty much


Aha - but what is a londener's accent, cause you've got a cockney accent, you've got the kinda gansta accent, and so, so many more...... i don't think there is a Londeners accent?  confused
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Oooo  - that old myth 'Received Pronunciation' check it out here http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/RPEnglish.html

Only associated with England, so really cannot be termed 'British'  no
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Oooo  - that old myth 'Received Pronunciation' check it out here http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/RPEnglish.html

Only associated with England, so really cannot be termed 'British'  no


Ahh...thanks Elly  goodjob

Personally, i think it's a bit stupid - but oh well  dontknow
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can RP also be termed as hollywood english? thats how i talk. unaccented and the way the news is in the us
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Hmm... I doubt it David... RP is very English - like the Queen of England's accent.  I believe there are very few people who speak in that accent in England now.  However if you study Phonetics as I did, you start off by translating from RP... then we progressed and had to translate phonetic pieces which were written in accents such as Glaswegian and Cornish - this was very difficult indeed.   pullhair
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i think standard english would prob be bbc english.did u know that the clearest british accent after bbc english is invernesian?
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yea i think bbc when i say english accent... okay i dont speak RP but i do speak hollywood english
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Hmm... I doubt it David... RP is very English - like the Queen of England's accent.  I believe there are very few people who speak in that accent in England now.  However if you study Phonetics as I did, you start off by translating from RP... then we progressed and had to translate phonetic pieces which were written in accents such as Glaswegian and Cornish - this was very difficult indeed.   pullhair


do u have any glaswegian written down.i love reading it.the best one is the glasgow gospel which is, as u would expect, some of the bible written in glaswegain
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for such a small place GBR is covered in ancient languages
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for such a small place GBR is covered in ancient languages


Good stuff comes in little bundles.
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totally
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Sarah u r my new best frend! evry1 here says CHAVS and its annoying me sooo much. im not being posh thers an 'R' in it!!


Yes there is isn't there! I think theres a difference between chavs and charvs.

Chav = Burberry, All Gangsta well thinks so.

Charvs - Berghaus, Adidas Trousers... cap on there head.


 roflmao  have never heard of Charvs but down here in plymouth there is a really rough area nick-named Swilly. people that live there are called swillys or people that act like they are tough. they are just like chavs really but for some reason down here they are called swillys upfunny

Swilly= trackies tucked into socks, fred perry jumpers, lacoste trainers, cap, gold rings and chains and their most famous phrase is..............init beyz!

but back onto the topic i am from Brighton (hence the cheesy name) and moved to here to Plymouth nearly 4 years ago.
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Swilly= trackies tucked into socks, fred perry jumpers


Thanks for the definitions!  goodjob Be carful with that Fred Perry phrase though Wink

I missed this topic... so... you guys might have guessed im from London. Been living here all my life, but both my parents were born in Russia so officially im Russian (hence the Russian surename....) Smile
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I missed this topic... so... you guys might have guessed im from London. Been living here all my life, but both my parents were born in Russia so officially im Russian (hence the Russian surename....) Smile


LONDON RULES!!! Yeah, ok - i like London  Wink  But anyway, what's the Russian surname (although if you dont wanna give it away on the boards - fine!) Very Happy
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