Angie started this train of thinking for me. (Thanks for being English, Angie. ) I realize that no one really thinks they have an accent, but I wonder how you might describe your style of speech to someone not from your area.
For example, I grew up in the Midwest of the US and I never thought I had an accent until I moved to Florida and was told I had a certain nasally "twang" in my speech. I couldn't hear it for a while, but after living in Florida for several years I lost that characteristic and then I started hearing it in my mother and sister (who both live in Wisconsin). It's a bit more pronounced in those who live in Minnesota and maybe North Dakota (think of the movie "Fargo") but I can hear it from time to time, now that I'm back in Wisconsin.
Angie mentioned that some have told her she sounds Australian so I'm wondering what kind of English dialect she speaks.
How would you describe your accent or manner of speaking? For our members who may not have English as their native language, are there different dialects in your country?
Post by angietrafford on Jun 10, 2016 10:06:13 GMT -6
I would say that if you put me in a room with Adam Hills you would definitely notice the difference between me and an actual Australian! Sticking to the last leg theme I would say that I probably sound more like Alex Brooker… Except maybe the female version!