Is this British Accent?


#1

For you folks living across the ocean from USA, check this one for me. Is this guy British? I swear his accent does not sound like it - I just can’t place it? :thinking:

His name is Simon Whistler (sp?)


#2

Yes, he’s British. Public School boy / Oxbridge. At least that’s my guess knowing that crowd. He could have also had elocution lessons as part of professional voice training. Or just be from Hampstead or Chelsea.


#3

Somehow I was thinking something completely different when it came to British accent.

Where is reddhorrocks (voice over artist) from?


#4

I’d say she’s a bit Northern. Manchester maybe. However, I only got that from something like 2 syllables and I m might be wrong. You should maybe remember that some people do take lessons and learn how to disguise their accent, if not completely replace it.


#5

I noticed he pronounces the word, “Controversy” differently than I do. I’m wondering if it’s spelled differently there? You know like how in the extra letter (the mighty “u” ) is added to: flavor, favor, honor, etc. I suppose we are just lazy in the USA, we use contractions as often a s we can.

Hum, do you use contractions in everyday language? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#6

Morning!

Nope - spelt the same. Just different words are pronounced differently - might be geographical, might not be.
E.g. scone, schedule, aluminium etc.

Profile says South East of England, so London, Kent, Essex etc.


#7

Now I’m curious to see what those words sound like in B. E. ? :grinning: