Regional Accents

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    I was wondering what people think about different regional accents here, I think French accents are generally accepted as being sexy and the Germans a bit harsh and abbrasive but which ones do it for you?

    I personally have an odd sounding accent I think, I'm English and was brought up to speak well but I also grew up in a fairly poor area in the suburbs of South London. This has resulted in me sounding a bit cockney (think Dick VanDyke in Mary Poppins) and a bit Simon Cowell.

    It does however have the advantage of me being able to switch between the two and still sound perfectly natural.

    This means that if I'm going though customs or chatting to a pretty American woman I can turn up the traditional Englishness and sound like James Bond but if someone starts a fight I can also sound more like an East End gangster. Neither of the accents are fake, it's just that my voice seems to suffer a bit from a split personality disorder :bigsmile:
     
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    I'm a fan of girls with Irish accents, I just think it makes them that much more attractive, not sure why right enough.

    My accent is SO Scottish it's unbelievable, and so strong that most people from other parts of Scotland can't understand what the hell I'm saying.. and it doesn't help that i say "fuck" every second word.
     
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    Irish can be nice, depends on where they're from though, a Cork accent sounds really sweet, innocent and honest but a Belfast accent can make them sound like a terrorist. A bit unfair I know but when you grow up around London one of the only times you ever get to hear a Belfast accent is when Sinn Fein are refusing to condemn the latest bombings

    I think women often like thick Scottish accents because they sound very raw, tough and masculine
     
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    I gotta admit I love listening to any sort of British accent ....... it sounds so proper and refined. I remember I was on a crowded subway train one morning and there were these 3 ladies who were from England apparently, talking amongst themselves. It seemed as if everyone stopped mid-sentence just to listen to them converse. Quite lovely!
     
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    Beg to differ.... I've known a native Scottish woman with both a lusty singing voice AND a very sexy speaking voice. In general (eliminating words from a lover), I have a predilection for Spanish (I married one) and Irish (am one), but the most beautiful language I ever heard spoken in normal context was Phillipino.
     
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    Accents!

    I love them but I also like certain vocal timbres. I like rich melodious well modulated voices. I love Scottish, Irish, and English accents. I also love French and portuguese. High German accents are lovely actually. As for American regionalism I love Southern accents hands down! LOL! Though I have heard some from the New England area that are intruiging as well.

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    I think that French accents are great, as are "good" English accents, not Cockney.
    I like Southern accents, (duh!) as long as they are not the redneck, hilbilly type.
    I also like a Scandanavian accent--Norwegian or Swedish--it's got a nice lilt to it.

    I absolutely can NOT stand the northern New Jersey, Bronx, or Brooklyn accent. That accent just grates on my everlasting nerve.
     
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    ...and we all know that your nerve is everlasting!I know you said that about "Joisey" accents to get Julian going, didnt ya? LOL! Luv ya, babe !
     
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    I'm from N Ireland, but spent my teenage years in Aylesbury, in the south of England. Due to percieved peer pressure, and the usual teenage desire to not stand out from everyone else, I adopted an English accent while I lived there, which has now sort of grafted itself onto my accent now I'm back in N Ireland. I've been back now 13 years, and my mate's wife described my voice as "a N Ireland accent with an English inflection". I've found now that I'm a bit of a sponge for accents, and if I'm talking with someone with a strong accent, I begin to pick up words and phrases from it after a while. My partner is from the very north of NI, and they have a very strong accent, which after 2 years I've really begun to notice in my own voice.

    To be honest, I like my voice. It doesn't immediately inform you where I'm from, and is different enough to be different from everyone else, which is the complete opposite of what I wanted as a 13 year old in the middle of England!
     
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    Yup, so I've heard, and considering I'm quite skinny my voice is quite deep... my voice broke so harshly when I was 15 that I lost my voice for a week. The girls seem to like Scottish accents (it was voted "sexiest accent" in a poll a couple of years ago). But in my case it's so strong, it's almost off-putting, I sound like a thug almost :p
     
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    I think I agree with all of that, cockney (or South London) accents are awful and I hate it when a bit of mine comes out (normally when drunk) but having said that some women love it.

    I think it's on a par with the Brooklyn accent in terms of un-attractiveness, I think they both said so lazy and common (sorry for being a snob)

    And as for scandanavian accents, I don't like the mens but the womens is so sexy, they all sound like porn stars - fantastic!
     
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    Yup, so I've heard, and considering I'm quite skinny my voice is quite deep... my voice broke so harshly when I was 15 that I lost my voice for a week. The girls seem to like Scottish accents (it was voted "sexiest accent" in a poll a couple of years ago). But in my case it's so strong, it's almost off-putting, I sound like a thug almost :p
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    I know what you mean, I have a very deep voice which can be very monotone so I can sound very intimidating without realising it. In the right context though it just sounds authoritative and a lot of women love that
     
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    I have a very deep voice too, which women seem to find more attractive than men. I guess it's the whole "find a man like daddy" thing you hear about.
     
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    Yeah, women seem to love it, but the accent comes into play a bit there too, a deep Scottish accent I think brings up 'Braveheart' type associations in a womans mind but a deep Aussie accent can make you sound like a drunk hobo
     
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    Let's hope some other people can do this too. Here's my voice, and therefore accent. It's a poem I wrote and recorded so I could send it someone a while back.

    My accent
     
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    What about the Welsh accent. I am from South Wales though I don't have a particularly welsh accent. My Mum is English, my Dad is Irish and I was born and raised in Wales. My accent is more an amalgam of all of those influences to the extent that some people think that I am dutch.

    I have to say that I love a glaswegian accent and most Welsh dialects (though not Cardiff). Also have a soft spot for an Irsih accent.

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    I love English, Irish and Scottish accents.
    I also like a southern accent on women, but not men.
    NY accents are also better on men then women.
    French accents are sexy too, but moreso on women then men as well.
     
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    I don't got any accent to speak of (he he) - I grew up in ireland, england and kenya, have lived for years in the US and eastern europe as an adult, and I notice I've picked up little influences from local accents in all of those places, but the overall result is not really identifiable. I think the only forum user who've actually heard my voice are ashlar and absinthium, and that was when I had a really bad throat infection. :shrug:

    personally I don't have any particular preference or dislike of specific accents, but people often irritate me by the WAY they talk - the most obvious example is that a whole lot of people just talk way too fucking loud. it also offends my ears when people use the roofs of their mouths instead of their voiceboxes, producing that godawful nasal drawl, which always sounds like "please break my stupid face" to me irrespective of what they're actually saying. :mad:
     
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    Hi there-

    from the european accents, I love the Irish, French and Scandinavian accents - I have had sex with girls from all three regions, and they sound too sexy to refuse. I've also had a German girl once, but her accent made her English sound stale and artificial, so I rank this accent rather low on the sexiness scale.

    From the US, I especially love the southern accent - the twang and vocal distortions are pretty sexy to me, as is the drawl of the mid-west and western accents. Latina accents are another thing that get me going.

    Rating one's own accent is rather difficult, I'd say, but I got most from Dad's and Grandpa's Texan accent, which I can tune a bit louder when the situation calls for it.

    Bruce
     
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    Whut ar'ya tawkin 'bout man, brooklyn accents are da best, even dough I live in queens.

    Australian accents really get me going, and it started just recently because of this. Tonight I have a date with an australian girl, and I'm very excited.
     
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