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  Regional accents of English speakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Welsh accent of English is strongly influenced by the phonology of the Welsh language, which 20% of the population of Wales still speak as their first language.
The northern Irish accent (Mid Ulster English) is spoken in the historical province of Ulster, i.e.
In the capital city Ottawa, the accent is spoken to a lesser degree and is influenced by the central/western accent.
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 Encyclopedia: Distinguishing accents in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Part accent, part dialect, from around the mid-1990s, and influenced not only by British fl urban culture, but by American rap music, this variant is used by the youth all races as a 'street' patois, with clear US influences (such as the greeting "Yo!"), but also Carribean patterns such as "arks" (rather than "ask").
English as spoken in Scotland should not be confused with Scots which is a language in itself.
Residents of Dundee have an accent distinguished by a particular vowel sound - the flat "e" (as in "men"), which is used at all times in place of the diphtong "ai" (as in "kite"), and occasionally in place of the flat "a" in "have".
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 English language : QuicklyFind Info
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (Vikings), that began populating the British Isles around 500 AD.
English is the first language in Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Written accents are also used occasionally in poetry and scripts for dramatic performances to indicate that a certain normally unstressed syllable in a word should be stressed for dramatic effect, or to keep with the meter of the poetry.
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 Talk:Regional accents of English speakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I tend to agree with this; being an Australian myself, some of the SAMPA vowels cited in the Australian accent section are at the extreme end of the scale.
A possible exception is in the Liverpool (or Scouse) accent discussed in the article - the gutteral 'ch' sound is used in the broadest of Scouse accents.
The implication that there is a "Welsh Accent" without even being pedantic about differences between Cardiff and Swansea, the accent in North Wales is different enough for many from other pars of the UK to mistake it for somewhere near the Northwest of England.
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 HLW: Word Forms: Processes: English Accents
English is the native language of much of the Caribbean, with some features common to the region and others specific to particular islands.
Accents can also differ from one another in their phonotactics, that is, in the way in which consonants and vowels combine to make syllables.
One very noticeable difference between English accents is in the details of how these dimensions interact with the structure and the meanings of sentences, that is, in their intonation.
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The Australian accent varies between social classes and is sometimes claimed to vary from state to state, though this is disputed.
Afrikaners, descendants of mainly Dutch settlers, tend to pronounce English phonemes with a strong Afrikaans inflection, which is very similar to a Dutch accent.
Native English speakers in South Africa have an accent that generally resembles a middle to upper class British accent modified with varying degrees of Germanic inflection, due to the Afrikaner influence.
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Australians have a distinct accent, which varies between social classes and is sometimes claimed to vary from state to state, though this is disputed.
Australian English on the other hand has turned most of the tense vowels into diphthongs, and turned some of what are diphthongs in RP into long vowels, thus replacing the tense-lax distinction (one of quality) with a long-short distinction (one of quantity).
In case anyone is wondering, the standard American English accent is the neutral dialect spoken by TV network announcers and typical of educated speech in the Upper Midwest, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Philadelphia.
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 English Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
English is the first language in Australia (Australian English), the Bahamas, Barbados (Caribbean English), Bermuda, Gibraltar, Guyana, Jamaica (Jamaican English), New Zealand, Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
English is also one of the primary languages of Belize (with Spanish), Canada (with French), Dominica, St.
Due to its wide use as a second language, English is spoken with many different accentss, which may identify the speaker's native language.
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 Distinguishing accents in English at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Estuary English is widely encountered throughout the south and south-east of the UK, particularly among the young.
Some people adopt the accent as a means of "blending in", appearing to be more working class, or in an attempt to appear to be "a common man" - sometimes this affectation of the accent is derisively referred to as "Mockney".
Scots English is English spoken with a Scottish accent.
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 Canadian regional accents | Antimoon Forum
Southern Ontario accents are the ones that Americans like to make fun of everyone saying "eh" at the end of their sentences.
Of course, everyone knows that there are many people who speak French in eastern Canada and thus have accented English, and that the English speakers in Canada like to raise their dipthongs and say things like 'aboot.' People in British Columbia do the 'caught' 'cot' homophone thing like they do in the American west coast.
The only way one could say that there was no accent would be if you were talking about a group of people from one specific area who spoke with the same exact accent.
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 Distinguishing accents in English : How to tell the origin of an accent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Native South African English speakers also insert a number of Afrikaans loanwords into their speech.
United Kingdom Accents and dialects vary more widely within the U.K. itself than they do in other parts of the world owing to the longer history of the language within the countries of the U.K. Here are some of the distinctions to be found:
Welsh accents can be heard from the actors Richard Burton and (to a lesser extent) Anthony Hopkins, or on recordings of Dylan Thomas or in the music of Catatonia, Tom Jones or Shirley Bassey.
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 Public Domain Content: Distinguishing accents in English
Origins (in alphabetical order) Australi Australians have a distinct accent, which varies between social classes and is sometimes claimed to vary from state to state, though this is disputed.
Canada: Canadian accents vary widely across the country, and the accent of a particular region is often closer to neighbouring parts of the United States.
Please add information about the English accents of native speakers of African languages.
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 ipedia.com: Regional accents of English speakers Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Regional accents of English speakers describes the many identifiable variations pronunciation of the English language in various populations.
Scottish influence is particularly strong in Southland in the South Island, where people speak with a trilled "r"- the city of Invercargill is pronounced as "Unverr-carr-guw".
Scottish English is English spoken with a Scottish accent.
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