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Old 13.01.2012, 10:46
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And having a Scottish accent, btw, is even sexier than Canadian
ok... say the word "film"

is it one syllable or two ?
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:49
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that "eh" is a horrible stereotype and I wish people would stop perpetuating the belief that all Canadians punctuate their speech with eh.
It's not only dem Canadians. Da Yoopers in da Upper Peninsula of Nordern Michigan (You Ess of Eh) do da same -- eh?
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:52
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Re: Help, I'm losing my accent

To be honest, I never heard a Canadian talking eh!
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To be honest, I never heard a Canadian talking eh!
Oh well, yes, they do it sometimes....
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Old 13.01.2012, 10:54
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Oh well, yes, they do it sometimes....
You've BEAN there, eh.
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Old 13.01.2012, 12:03
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Re: Help, I'm losing my accent

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I had to tone down my accent a bit when I moved here so that I could be understood by anyone who was not Scottish. I refuse point blank to lose it totally though.

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ok... say the word "film"

is it one syllable or two ?
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Old 13.01.2012, 12:07
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I had to ltone down my accent a bit when I moved here so that I could be understood by anyone who was not Scottish. I refuse point blank to lose it totally though.
Sorry, could you please write in English? I couldn't understand a word of what you were on about ...
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Sorry, could you please write in English? I couldn't understand a word of what you were on about ...
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Old 13.01.2012, 12:18
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Old 13.01.2012, 14:00
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That's my cell phone ring tone

And having a Scottish accent, btw, is even sexier than Canadian
May I refer you to this....

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...83&FORM=LKVR22
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Old 13.01.2012, 14:07
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To be honest, I never heard a Canadian talking eh!

My only reference is Terrance & Phillip.


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Re: Help, I'm losing my accent

Haha thank you...... I guess what I had more in mind was something more Sean-Connery-like
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Old 13.01.2012, 15:18
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Being exposed to New England accent all the time and surrounded by non-native English speakers I realize I have acquired some sort of non-accent international polyglotal English. Where is the Canadian (freferably fresh ) who would like to chit-chat with me so I get my nice accent back?
Pardon?
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Old 13.01.2012, 15:19
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something more Sean-Connery-like
ack... now if you were looking for something Sean Connery like you shoulda 'jus tol' me.



I've often been compared to him myself.
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ack... now if you were looking for something Sean Connery like you shoulda 'jus tol' me.

I've often been compared to him myself.
Aye. lad! But back to topic: Where is the cannuck willing to freshen up my language?
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Aye. lad! But back to topic: Where is the cannuck willing to freshen up my language?
You possibly misunderstand something very basic and that is that you are NOT "losing your accent" but that your accent has changed a bit. And who knows, you possibly are just in the intermediate phase, and will gradually acquire a "Zuger-accent" in English
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I was denken something similar, aber nicht the words gefunden.
That's exactly how my boys talk to eachother.
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I wish more Americans would lose their accent.
I'd settle for not talking so loud. The accent tends to be lessen over time - assuming that the speaker is tuned to the fact that non-native speakers do not understand them well at their usual speed.
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Sorry, could you please write in English? I couldn't understand a word of what you were on about ...
Had a colleague once from Glasgow. When i first heard him speak I asked him if he had subtitles.

Unbelievable. I don't think 3 people figured out anything he said for three years.
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