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annerimmington
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Accents

What is your favourite accent ?    I was born and raised in Yorkshire but don`t have a broad accent...........just a very slight one and I do tend - like a lot of Yorkshire folk-  to use the word "love" a lot when addressing people!  I must admit to not being a fan of a broad Yorkshire accent, nor a Liverpool or Geordie one (sorry).  My in-laws are from Burnley and I sometimes have trouble understanding their accent !    My favourite accents are southern Irish and Cornish - I could listen to them all day.   
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Accents

you should try the Suffolk one, there are several books ont there accent
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I have a Sheffield, Yorkshire accent, very different from a Barnsley, Yorkshire accent.
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nadger
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Being from the Home Counties I have no accent  Lips are sealed
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pierre_pierre
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287 dialect records here, I av put ont Sufork  http://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects#_
pierre_pierre
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That's Rotherham  Roll eyes
pierre_pierre
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true, the full list is here, a lot from Yorkshire, thats the only one that said Sheffield  http://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects
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JayG
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I'm a southerner but despite having lived in Sheffield for 40 years I still can't pronounce my surname in a way which is understandable to Sheffield folk!
I just can't change the long "a" into the required short one for some reason, so I either give it one more try in "Sheffield speak" and then receive funny looks (surely he can't be called that!!) or I just give it in my southern accent and then immediately spell it out to make sure, in which case they look at me as if I obviously must think they're stupid or something!!  Roll eyes
(Wish my surname was Smith!)  Cheesy
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I'm an engineer and my Yorkshire accent is aceptible in my profession as a Mechanical Engineer. especially when I have a load of 350 tonnes hanging on the end of a crane  Cool Wink
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I Wish everyone had the same accent !
Number of times I have been on the phone and been unable to understand what the person was saying and I am not just referring to call centres abroad !
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I love the Yorkshire accent but then I'm biased, I was born in the East Riding Smiley Smiley
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just had a weirdy phone call, definitely not from the UK, but the oddball phone number was 0044 (thats UK international)80013011
carrying out b""££$"£$% market research, wish I could understand what they were saying