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Offline Mor Ephrem

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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #90 on: October 11, 2015, 01:06:32 AM »
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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #91 on: October 11, 2015, 08:40:49 AM »
^I remember watching latest James Bond movie and thinking that it is fairly obvious that this isn't an American film. AFAIK American movie heroes tend to be a lot more casual than Bond is.

I find American heroes to be much more cowboy & action-oriented than non-American heroes. I almost wonder if they've amped up Bond from the books just to make it more appealing to Americans.

Also, I found that while I was in Greece, I had to clean up my English in order to be understood. Apparently I would mumble, slur my speech and draw things out (I guess a feature of some parts of Missouri), so I started trying to clean my speech up, and actually had two Greeks tell me they didn't think I was American because I was so easily understandable and didn't have a strong accent.

I also met a Greek-American girl who lives in Greece now who runs a salon, I was sent there for a haircut. It was funny how both of us started out with cleaner speech, and then fell back into our natural accents, me into my Western Missouri accent, her to her New York/New Jersey accent.

Perhaps you have a English language grammar problem?  Europeans are taught proper English grammar.
I myself am Canadian and I would never say or write: "me into my Western Missouri accent, her to her New York/New Jersey accent.[/quote].
I would say or write: I into...., she into.....

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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2015, 08:53:51 AM »
Although a recent test on the Torygraph "How Posh are you?" Suggested I'm "a regular 'U'" as they say.  And I do rather like calling my friends chaps. 

Nice find.

Question 1: "Do the men in your life wear red trousers?"

Got caught red-handed (or red-trousered) there.
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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2015, 09:06:03 AM »
I've recently been taking a liking to the Yorkshire dialect.

Everyone wishing he (or she) had a British accent should get to wake up next morning with a strong Yorkshire accent.
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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #94 on: October 16, 2015, 10:00:51 PM »
Archimandrite Irenei Steenberg: http://youtu.be/AZX7PmxtLxU

Umm, Devin, Archim. Irenei is actually American, who became an Oxford don. He's now at St Tikhon's Seminary. Fr Irenei's accent is a hybrid, and not something that anyone could call "British" or "English".

I find the affected accent (In my mind, the hybrid is generic TV British with a weird German-ness to it) irritating and can not listen to any of his lectures.


Its not a weird German-ness at all...I had never heard him before clicking the link...and in the first few words...it's a slight british thing (and you can force it, I lived there and changed vocabulary but not how i -sounded- saying those words) combined with a faux slavic-ness.

He sounds like a posh version of my great grandparents.

I myself am glad His Eminence does not speak in the Geordie accent.   :P

Although as regional accents go, Geordie is one of my favourites. 

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Re: Metr. Ware's accent
« Reply #95 on: October 16, 2015, 10:01:32 PM »
I've recently been taking a liking to the Yorkshire dialect.

Everyone wishing he (or she) had a British accent should get to wake up next morning with a strong Yorkshire accent.

I on the other hand feel they should wake up sounding like Lord Strathclyde.