Attracted to American accents on females
I don't know why but I love North American accents on women, I think it is really charming and beguiles my heart.
What I want to know is do others agree, and why they may feel the same way.
btw, I am English, so perhaps it is because it is similar but dissimilar.
Which American accent are you referring to? The US has many different accents as do most countries including the UK.
Well, he does say "accents", John.
I think everyone finds the exotic intriguing to a degree.
My girlfriend told me Aussies liked the Southern American accent in women. She said she tried to imitate it, but didn't do so well.
↑ Uriel and I have discussed this mystery a couple of times, Skippy. It's a curious fact that while many GA speakers perceive the Southern accent as unpleasant, quite a lot of Commonwealth speakers melt when they hear it.
It has been hypothesized that Southern English and British (and Commonwealth) English have a lot of similar vowel sounds, so the groups of sounds being heard is different among the two groups of perceivers.
For my own part, I am most fond of the hybrid groups--not "Yankee" enough to sound cloying, not Southern enough to sound country; Cincinnati speakers speak it, for example...
Do you like their accents?
Funnily enough American accents always sound far better to me when heard in real life and not recorded.
However I think I could warm to the accent, (second clip especially) but I am not stupid, an accent does not a relationship make. i.e. I am worried about their personality.
Jasper yes it true, whilst Northern American may dislike their southern neighbours to an extent (after all the yanks did start the 'war of aggression'), it seems people outside of America have a preference providing the southerner is not 'too republican'.
Well, you would have liked my old roommate, Matt -- born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, had tattos and piercings and a bumper sticker that said "It's your hell -- you burn in it." Not much of a Southern accent on her, but she could turn the manner on and off like a faucet -- oops, sorry -- tap.
What's the difference between recorded and live accents?
(And how do you do that little arrow, Jasper? I like it!)
[(And how do you do that little arrow, Jasper? I like it!)]
Oh, Gosh, Uriel, I have a Mac; the trick might be Mac-specific. If you have a Mac as well, I can tell you...
It's not really a matter of accent, but I just can't stand Ellen Pompeo's way of speaking in Grey's Anatomy. Her vocal strings seem to be scratching against some very harsh object as she speaks - not to mention that blasé, oh-how-smart-I-am tone
And man is she ugly
Getting a Mac for Christmas. I'll hit you up then, Skip!
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I think that it applies to every word that ends with the schwa vowel. Non-rhotic English introduces an r at the end of a word if the one after it starts with a vowel. Because in non-rhotic English they replace the "er" at the end of words with the "schwa" this is crept into words that don't end with "er" but with the "schwa" itself. They claim it's something to do with sounding "better" and I have to admit they have a point. I've listened how Americans pronounce "I SAW IT". Now, im my opinion when Americans say "SAW IT" it sound like one word sort of like sort. Non-rhotic forms reinforce that they are two separate words by introducing an r so it sounds like "SORE IT".
The extra R is just jarring to my ears.
↑ I agree; the linking-r is vaguely irritating to the ear.