singing with an American accent
Not "with" rather "in".
Not "with" rather "in".
Which accent is really more popular in the world?
"lol...Rene....gave a full definition of the word "dangerous". ;)"
Why thank you, I certainly try.
"Nooo, Rene...that's not true! :-) Those who believe in these stereotypes are either ignorant or extremely narrow-minded."
Good for you Liz, that just goes to show that you are more high-minded than most.
As for British singers emulating American accents, I would think its probably easier to sing that way. I.E. there's more consonates and less vowels to pronounce. I was listening to Sting the other day and I knew he was from Newcastle, but it took a while to hear a trace of that accent. Finally, I reaslized duh! in his single "Every Breath" all of his vowels in take, make, etc. are very Northern English. So maybye it just sounds like some singers are faking an American accent because we're not really listening that closely.
American accent sounds more familiar to the peoples of the world, due to american cultural/political/economical domination, which may be earned in general but still is becoming increasingly annoying and unpopular.
RP doesn't sound nice in dance songs:
murder on the dahnce floor LOL ;)
<<RP doesn't sound nice in dance songs:
murder on the dahnce floor LOL ;)>>
There's nothing wrong with that.
<Between British accent and American accent, which one do you think sounds more pleasing? Which one is more popular the world over? >
Is there such a thing as AN American or British accent? I've been in both countries and heard many accents.
I think British accent is better or to be more honest, it is original one.
I do prefer Queen's English.
<<I think British accent is better or to be more honest, it is original one.>>
No. That's a widespread but false supposition. Neither *the* British nor *the* American accent is "more original". In fact, neither of them is "the original". The original variety was English, neither British nor American, just English pure and simple. Besides, British English is less "original" (traditional) than American English in many ways.(English was originally rhotic, for example.) But that doesn't mean it is inferior.
It raises the question on what grounds we can decide which variety is better and which one is worse. This judgement is entirely subjective but somewhat pointless at the same time. The concept of "good" and "bad" is rather nebulous and in linguistic terms totally irrelevant. Of course, everyone has his own preferences, and there is nothing wrong with that. You can say that you prefer one particular variety over the other, but you can't claim ex cathedra that one is "worse" than the other.
<<I do prefer Queen's English.>>
Which one? The one she speaks nowadays or the one she used to speak?
The Queen.......some of her old voice recordings when she was young are either hilariously funny or gratingly stilted, depending on the mood you're in. But we musn't be too bitchy - Lilbet is 81 tomorrow - 21 April. Cheers, ma'am, have one on me!
Actually, there are plenty of singers whose native accent comes through in their singing -- Morrissey and the guy from the Psychedelic Furs sound thoroughly unAmerican in their vowels and their R-lessness, while many American singers definitely have a stronger R than the usual in-between semirhotic thing that you hear many singers use. (Sorry, the internet radio I listen to at work plays "Heaven" and "Girlfriend in a Coma" at least once a day -- I always think, Again? That poor girl!)
Morrissey, Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, all great singers, even if they were famous before I was born.
<<Morrissey, Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, Flock of Seagulls, Adam Ant, all great singers, even if they were famous before I was born.>>
I think that British accents are very appealing. At times, I wish that I was British. RP. Whatever you want to call it. The soft, soliloquy of their words brings redemption to mine ears.
I believe it would be great fun were we all to become individually a practiced soliloquist. And I mean that as a metaphor, not in the literal sense. ;)