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Accents, Do you have a fav?

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TrendyNannie6 Fri 05-Feb-21 11:00:24

For me it’s the french, and also I love a brummie accent could listen to both all day

Nana3 Wed 10-Feb-21 04:25:55

I like the Welsh accent, my lovely Dad was from South Wales. Once l heard two Welsh women saying mean things about people from the South, I was so hurt.

Yorki Wed 10-Feb-21 04:03:50

Notagran55.... Yeah it's definitely the Geordie accent for me too. I just love it. I never get fed up of listening to Geordies talking.

Callistemon Tue 09-Feb-21 17:55:26

grannypiper 👍

grannypiper Tue 09-Feb-21 17:46:43

Yes callistemon The Bangor accent is nothing like Neath.

Lollipoplove Mon 08-Feb-21 17:02:54

Why do you find the Essex accent hard to listen to Granny70’s??
I like French Italian Dublin & Australian very sexy

pollyolly Mon 08-Feb-21 14:54:04

Liverpool, all day long (usually with great humour)

Coolgran65 Mon 08-Feb-21 06:02:32

Ten miles can make such a difference in accents.
My favourites are soft Edinburgh, Dublin, Geordie and from abroad the drawl of the southern states of eastern USA such as Texas/Arkansas.

GrannyRose15 Sun 07-Feb-21 18:23:47

My favourite accent is, of course a Yorkshire one. Whether it be the lovely lilt of the dales or the courser sounds of the big cities they make me think of home.

Kupari45 Sun 07-Feb-21 15:29:25

Nearly sixty years ago I was in the W.R.A.F. stationed at R.A.F. Compton Bassett near Calne in Wiltshire.
Two of the civilian staff were locals working in our NAAFI. To this day I've never forgotten their lovely Wiltshire accent. The odd time I hear the accent on the Radio it takes me back to that time.

Shelmiss Sun 07-Feb-21 14:35:40

I love a Bolton accent 😂😂

sharon103 Sun 07-Feb-21 14:28:57

I love the Bristol accent and Geordie.

Redhead56 Sun 07-Feb-21 14:28:36

Accents are different everywhere Liverpool accent differs across the city. Welsh accent is different north and south the language differs too. Same as Scotland it varies considerably there depends where you are from of course. That’s why regional accents are so interesting.

Trisha57 Sun 07-Feb-21 14:23:59

In this country, I love hearing a Liverpool accent. One of my other favourites is a geniune City of London accent. Think of Stanley Holloway in My Fair Lady rather than the Mitchell brothers in Eastenders! Unfortunately it's increasingly rare except real old timers, like my uncles and my Dad who were born and brought up close to the City. They would pronounce yes as "yurst", for instance. From abroad, that soft Jamaican lilt is my all-time favourite.

Callistemon Sun 07-Feb-21 14:15:01

Can i just ask why people assume that Scotland just has one accent
The same reason why people say they love a Welsh accent grannyiper
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grannypiper Sun 07-Feb-21 14:09:03

Can i just ask why people assume that Scotland just has one accent ? People state they like the geordie accent and the Scottish one. Drives me nutty, does England only have one accent ? , no it has many just like every other country. Same as when the national newspapers report an incident in say Reading, they will print Reading or Reading Berkshire but if it is in Kilmarnock it has to be printed as Kilmarnock, Scotland. Rant over, think lockdown is finally getting to me in Ayrshire ( Scotland)grin

Tedd1 Sun 07-Feb-21 13:57:41

Liverpool for me!

Redhead56 Sun 07-Feb-21 11:44:04

I like any natural regional accent its a unique identity. I have family on the Wirral who talk with plums in their mouths. It’s so snobbish but get them in a temper the Scouse soon comes out!

GagaJo Sun 07-Feb-21 11:41:11

Oh I love Spanish accented English. I have a student with a strong Spanish accent. I love hearing him talk.

Florida12 Sun 07-Feb-21 11:32:45

Spanish my favourite.
Dislike Irish, relatives, taught in a convent, nurse for 33 years (nearly all the sisters were Irish). There was just no escape.

Curlywhirly Sun 07-Feb-21 11:17:04

frenchie

Thank you for loving à French accent! Been married to my lovely English DH for nearly 45 years and have still my accent! The weird thing is, now living in France, the French tell me I have a bit of an English accent!!!

I know what you mean frenchie my mother was Italian and after living here for over 40 years was told by her relatives that she no longer spoke Italian like a native; they said that she no longer 'sang' the language, but delivered it in monotone, as an English person would!

Melathome Sun 07-Feb-21 10:49:22

I love the Caribbean accent so musical also Geordie if it’s not too strong so it’s understandable. Irish is nice too.

frenchie Sun 07-Feb-21 10:07:39

Thank you for loving à French accent! Been married to my lovely English DH for nearly 45 years and have still my accent! The weird thing is, now living in France, the French tell me I have a bit of an English accent!!!

FlowerNanny Sun 07-Feb-21 09:41:23

The old Southampton area accent is very nice, eg John Arlott. I used to work in the area and loved it on the rare occassions I heard it in both men an d women.

baubles Sun 07-Feb-21 09:15:11

The South Dublin accent means home to me but I have to admit the North Dublin one grates a little. I do love most Irish, Scots and Geordie accents though.

CanadianGran Sun 07-Feb-21 06:33:19

I think I enjoy mixed accents. Since Christopher Plummer just passed away, the news has been showing videos of him in interviews and while acting. He was Canadian, but to me sounded British, perhaps from years working there and doing theatre. I guess what you would call a mid-Atlantic accent.

We have a woman in a local shop that speaks with the loveliest accent. I'm guessing she is Indian heritage learning to speak English in the UK. She is a very sweet woman, and always remembers your last order!

Some Caribbean accents are also lovely to hear, but of course they would vary by island.