Aug. 11, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
@jeff lindqvist yeah I know every city has a different accent,in fact I was talking to irish who has lived far from Dublin and as he came to live here he couldn't understand Dublin people because they had a different accent.Interesting same country and english speech but sometime it's hard to understand ourselves
Aug. 12, 2011, 11:47 p.m.
I'm a native speaker from Australia and I've got no problems with the above accents. It's only really when people are mumbling, there is loud background noise, some sort of speech impediment or drunkenness, that I won't understand someone well. That being said, I have to listen more carefully to some accents, and sometimes a word will slip by.
I think the reason for this is the exposure I've had to many different dialects.
As a side note, I've had problems with various forms of African English in the past. I don't think this is the same thing though, because these speakers are not native speakers, speaking English alongside their first languages because of them being official in those countries. On the other hand, some Africans speak very eloquently in English, so it might be something related to class/educational level which I've got no real idea about.
Jan. 27, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
Some time ago i found this video on youtube :-)
As for me i think we all have an accent when we speak at our native language. All territories(provinces) have their accent. And i think it's normal and natural. And it's good reason for jokes :-)).
Jan. 27, 2012, 12:28 p.m.
Do you still rememer the Spaniard Xabi Alonso in Liverpool days?
I've seen a couple of his interviews and he's got scouse accent on his English.
It's funny to see foreign footballers getting the local accent.