International accent.

Josh Lalonde   Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:44 am GMT
From what I've read, NCVS is spreading west and south. But anyway, I don't this could be a truly international accent, simply because British, Australian, etc. speakers would instantly identify it not only as foreign but American. I suppose what I said earlier about not being foreign isn't really possible, but an international accent should avoid being associated with any one country: it should sound equally foreign to everyone.
Gabriel   Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:13 pm GMT
I was listening to RTE (Irish radio) a few days ago and the accent of some of the newsreaders had only traces of what one might consider a broad Irish accent. The vowels were mostly RP-like but it was completely rhotic. I wonder if that would do as source material for a kind of international accent.
Lazar   Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:28 pm GMT
Yeah, I think a rhotic Irish accent that was adapted to use RP vowels would sound similar to many proposals for an international accent.