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02-24-2015, 01:31 PM   #14926
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Something I find amazing is how easy it is to hear from how someone speaks English which language they spoke first and even where they learnt English. Twice flying on Singapore airlines I have picked a hostess as Taiwanese from how she spoke English. One time it took only three words - choice of words for context and accent. She was stunned when I asked an hour later. Also, it is possible to hear accents in languages that you do not actually speak.
Quite true, and very fascinating. Even the way people write English can sometimes tell you which is their first language.

My accent when speaking English is a bit all over the place, it seems. From just a few sentences I have been taken for a Brit, I have been guessed as Dutch, and I've even been told I have "a beautiful South African accent"

By Muricans my accent is usually labelled as "foreign", though

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Just sayin' ... my browser shows page 996 and post 14,927.

Which will come first ... 1,000 or 15,000 ?!
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That depends on if ya'll are posting any pictures or not, maybe.
02-24-2015, 01:57 PM   #14929
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At the forum default of 15 posts per page, page # 1000 will occur before post # 15,000. (Page 1000 will start with post # 14,986)

Pictures, or lack of, have no effect.


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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
By Muricans my accent is usually labelled as "foreign", though
ahemmmm...that would be "fur'in"


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This thread accounts for less than 4 ten-thousandths of a percent (.0000036) of the threads on the forum, but it accounts for nearly a half of a percent of the posts.

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote





Where's the i?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Something I find amazing is how easy it is to hear from how someone speaks English which language they spoke first and even where they learnt English. Twice flying on Singapore airlines I have picked a hostess as Taiwanese from how she spoke English. One time it took only three words - choice of words for context and accent. She was stunned when I asked an hour later. Also, it is possible to hear accents in languages that you do not actually speak.
You should've had a try at me. Having lived in several English speaking countries apparently totally messed up my accent, with some native speakers realising it's not my first language (very few of these are able to guess my country of origin though) and others being totally incredulous. I've had a group of Australians consider me Australian for about half an hour until I mentioned that English is not my first language, I've had Scottish people think I'm Scottish and as I was sitting in a pub on the evening of the Scottish independence referendum, having a heated political discussion with my Scottish mates, another young Scot came over to our table, because having heard me argue he was interested in what "someone from south of the border" thought about the issue. My mates started laughing out loud and he looked a bit confused
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This thread accounts for less than 4 ten-thousandths of a percent (.0000036) of the threads on the forum, but it accounts for nearly a half of a percent of the posts.
Let's double that so we can claim "We're the 1 percent!" and get all the hate.
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Where's the i?
Hmm, it was there on the other 'puter

Edit: Better now?
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Let's double that so we can claim "We're the 1 percent!" and get all the hate.
Not very ambitious, is it?

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...it accounts for nearly a half of a percent of the posts.
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edit: Better now?
sweet!!!
Hey! that was supposed to be all caps!
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I think this would be a fair time to warn that this thread is straying dangerously far from BACON!!!!

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