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English and American Accents

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jason76, Oct 17, 2016.

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  2. jimbob Cat Moderator

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    There are still some English and Australian persons in TV documentaries who I simply cannot understand because of their Old English accent.
     
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    This "division" has already caused me some good - and funny :ROFL: - problems.

    No matter how hard I try, there are always some words and accents that I can not really understand (which usually start from older people... but I think this is to be expected, right? :-?).

    Time changes, but not everyone can keep up.

    Soon, I hope that everything is modernized because it's very annoying to go through some "stupid" moments because of this lack of connection.
     
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    I played a song for my friend the other day and he said he couldn't understand any of the words of the song.

    Give a listen:

     
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    Nice!

    Heard him loud and clear!

    Good diction too!

    Your friend might need someone to clear out his ear wax and then his hearing be ok too.

     
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    Some African Americans practically speak a foreign language. Anyhow, it's always funny when the Appalachians, Jamaicans, British, Afro-Americans have subtitles on documentaries. :D Come on, they're often not that difficult to understand.
     
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    My ears aren't so good any more. High frequency loss. It comes with old age but I had already lost most of it by the time I retired from the Army.

    Pretty much any more, if I'm not looking at a person's face (lip reading) I won't understand what they are saying. And this is especially bad with children and most women.

    But I can't understand anything of RAP or HipHop. They speak a different language than I speak.
     
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