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English accents

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Written by ElenaBen

November 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm

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  1. Really impresive video… actually we have this kind of joke at home… because my wife is from Israel and my spanish went from spanish accent to some kind of british and it´s now more american than anything else… anyway I really love british accent… 🙂 this comment should be with voice instead 🙂 hi and nice entries 🙂


    December 2, 2007 at 9:35 pm

  2. Hi Antonio,
    Yep, Dr. Strangelove’s astonishing accents. I find his American a little bit fake, though. I tend to use AmE. However, there seems to be a bias towards American accents/dialects, by some students and teachers/coaches.
    I think standard American accent is easier for Spanish-speaking people. How come you shifted from BrE to AmE? do you live in the US?
    -Thanks for your nice comment!-
    PS: I checked your site, it’s a great idea, English coaching for movie stars. Do you work as a coach then?


    December 3, 2007 at 12:37 pm

  3. HI Elena… the BrE to AmE happend gradually… as many things do… about your Q, the one who´s working as coach is my wife, Valeriya… she is the responsible of my new accent…

    Congratulations for the site… again,



    December 16, 2007 at 6:44 pm

  4. Btw, yesterday I watched Star Wars, the Empire Strikes Back…and I noticed that AmE accent is used by rebels, whereas BrE is left for the evil forces, i.e. the Empire…


    January 14, 2008 at 3:59 pm

  5. or maybe it’s not BrE, but definitely a less rhotic accent.


    January 14, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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