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What Is An Accent?

don't we all sound differnent and stand out when we are out of our natural setting. then we all have an accent eh?

 

redgone redgone 31-35, M 15 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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i see.

i know sorry...you knew what i meant though

And your spelling is awful lol

pffft ;)

i kin wa yi mean hen

I always think its amazing how when I swear people say 'ur scottish right?'.

Ah yes - the 'lad' thing in cork is great....you always know a Cork man even if the accent isnt strong!! Its funny how you can pick out the different counties from the little things!

i think the cork waterford is the best everything ends with ..lad!<br />
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hows it going lad you know like lad<br />
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i am a dub living here so 'like' is the only one i have picked up. it gets pointed out to me every time i go back to dublin...<br />
lol

In Cork ye also say 'You're a star'!! And here in Waterford everyone seems to to boy or girl at the end of their questions - like "What's up, boy?"

We canadian say Eh?

in cork, we say like at the end of sentences..you know, like. how is it going, like.<br />
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gets annoying when its pointed out..lol

And the ex<x>pressions that are common to different people are really itneresting. In SA you can tell where someone grew up by the subtleties in their accents and the ex<x>pressions they use. For instance, I grew up in Durban so I use the ex<x>pression 'as well' a lot.

I have an accent too.

nah am irish, think eh is cool though for asking a questions. you agree eh?<br />
you are dead right though it is a give away for canadians, that and the "oot" noise they make in "about."

Yep, you're absolutely right. I live in Minnesota and everyone expects me to be spouting phrases like, "Uff da" and "Ya, you betcha" but I don't, as far as I know. However I do have a slight accent in the way I have troubles saying my "ing" sounds on the ends of words and can't say the word "twang" without sounding utterly ridiculous. Now I sound incompetent.... :D Are you Canadian...you said "eh" !