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A linguistic query

How long did it take for the United States to lose all traces of a British accent among its citizens? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Dec 29, 2012 - 18 answers

What size population is needed to maintain an accent?

What size population do you need to maintain an accent? [more inside]
posted by jjderooy on Sep 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

My heart is big, my ears are crap

I have often have trouble understanding what ESL speakers are saying, and I pretty much feel like a jerk after asking someone to repeat something a third time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 26 answers

You cawl thayt a noyf?

Is there a resource that demonstrates how to do foreign accents by re-spelling words in such a way that when read aloud by an American, will closely resemble the accent? For example, in "Australian", Down = Dan. [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Apr 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Speaking in Tongues

I want to expand my collection of accents. What movies should I watch? I'm especially interested in regional American, UK and Irish accents, but hearing non-native English speakers is helpful as well.
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Feb 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent?

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Dec 23, 2007 - 54 answers

The rain in spain falls mainly on the plane

What is the shortest sentence that would highlight differences in dialects and accents in the English language? [more inside]
posted by Samuel Farrow on Jul 21, 2007 - 26 answers

What are the stereotypes of the native English speaker's accent as perceived by non-English-speakers?

What are the stereotypes of the native English speaker's accent as perceived by non-English-speakers? (More inside-->) [more inside]
posted by Shane on Oct 7, 2004 - 16 answers

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