do you have trouble with accents? which one/s?
October 11, 2008 4:52pm CST
I can understand loads of accents,half my family is Irish,so no trouble there,the other half is indian so thats easy.Greeks,Turkish,spanish,Japanese I can understand almost everyone but for some reason I have a heck of a time understanding scottish people! Im really not trying to be offensive here so I apologise if it sounds like I am! I just dont understand them! Someone told me that the higher up in scotland you go,the harder it is to understand people.Is that true? Are you scotish? Do you lot have difficulty understanding accents? if so which one/s?
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12 Oct 08
no i'm pretty good with accents can't speak other languages but i seem to always be able to understand them. At uni i was always translating to other tutors for other non english students. As they'd be trying so hard to get there message across and the tutors and often other students just weren't getting it. My nephew has dythasia and his speech is a bit dodgy so it's probably something that comes natural from having to listen,interpret and understand him for years. Now i don't even thing about it. I love accents they're awesome not keen on young scouse girls who screech though eeeek (like nails on a chalkboard) tattys going to kill me that cos i'm sure shes scouse but seriously when they're like 14, hyper and screeching just goes through me *shivers*
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11 Oct 08
I used to have a teacher who spoke with a very strong African accent, he probably was a native to Africa too, at least, that's what I heard. I often had a hard time understanding him, but luckily, he did a lot of Powerpoint presentations so we could just write down what he presented from the slideshow. I have had trouble with people who simply talk really low, too. People with low voices can be simply hard to hear, with or without an accent.