My English Accent

Damian in Edinburgh   Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:55 pm GMT
Caspian sounds Devon to me - not the West Country old style rustic Devon - more the standard basic RP Southern English English of the present generation as distinct from South Eastern basic RP of the same generation. Minus of course any strong hints of Estuary. I could tell he is not from the South East/Home Counties region. My first instinct was to say Somerset, Gloucestershire or Wiltshire, but now I know it's Devon, it fits.

I once heard a group of lads sitting on the sunny, grassy surrounds of Exeter Cathedral speaking in exactly the same manner.
Antonio from RJ   Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:28 pm GMT
well, thanks, Caspian and Damian.
Gloucestershire I honestly think it woudn´t fit, from the people I know personally. Maybe it´s the "generation" distinction you mentioned. Guess I never heard that or, never paid attention. Still, some traits confused me.
Francis   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:01 pm GMT
>> I like the accent Francis - sounds a bit Irish, are you from Ireland? <<

Thanks. Actually I'm from the USA. Here's how my accent usually sounds:

compared to me trying to imitate your voice:

I guess an American accent + Your accent = an Irish-sounding accent. :)
Guest   Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:22 pm GMT
Since Caspian can't spell analyse, I assume he's a fake.
Caspian   Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:18 pm GMT
Excuse me? Of course I can spell analyze. Just because I spell it the British way as opposed to the American way, it doesn't mean I can't spell. Perhaps you should venture out of America some time.