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Old 02-24-2004, 09:01 AM   #11
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Mel : I think Dutch accents (assuming that is what you actually have) are some of the most beautiful in the world. Along with French and Italian. They have that flowing rich sound that seems to come from centuries of civilised culture
Liar. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Dutch accents are extremely embarrassing, and always very easy to discern... If you've ever heard Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer's take on English, you'll understand what I mean.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:09 AM   #12
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Oh, and without ever having heard Mel's accent, mine's worse. Guaranteed.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:10 AM   #13
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Liar. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Dutch accents are extremely embarrassing, and always very easy to discern... If you've ever heard Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer's take on English, you'll understand what I mean.
Dude... that's cos he's a dude not some longlegged blonde. Doh.
Aaron, I actually agree with Groj - Dutch accents are pretty awful....
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #14
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Oh, and without ever having heard Mel's accent, mine's worse. Guaranteed.
LOL Not gonna argue there. In fact I haven't heard yours either... surely it can't be that bad! You follow pronunciation classes, I had those 5 years ago and all the info's melted from my brain by now...
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:14 AM   #15
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Anyway, someone sort out a bloody voicechat and we'll all "meet up" and test out these accents! Serious, anyone know a good free voice-chat service? Yahoo used to do them...
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:17 AM   #16
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I've a better idea. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Let's do that Panda meet - you fly over here and all the IW Dutchies will buy you a beer.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:20 AM   #17
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Oh, and without ever having heard Mel's accent, mine's worse. Guaranteed.
LOL Not gonna argue there. In fact I haven't heard yours either... surely it can't be that bad! You follow pronunciation classes, I had those 5 years ago and all the info's melted from my brain by now... [/QUOTE]I don't nearly practise as much as I should - had my first pronunciation class in almost three months (!) last week (exam periods, long time absence of my pronunciation teacher). And let's just say I need *a lot* more practise. [img]graemlins/uhoh1.gif[/img] Oh, and I've got a presentation next week as well.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:20 AM   #18
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I've a better idea. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Let's do that Panda meet - you fly over here and all the IW Dutchies will buy you a beer.
Yes, that sounds like a terrific idea!
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:51 AM   #19
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I've a better idea. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Let's do that Panda meet - you fly over here and all the IW Dutchies will buy you a beer.
Yes, that sounds like a terrific idea! [/QUOTE]Yeah! Especially considering how amazingly cheap some of the England-Netherlands airfares are. Makes me jealous really. You guys seriously need to get together! And then everyone email me a voice message so I can hear all of your atrociou...uh...wonderful accents
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Old 02-24-2004, 10:04 AM   #20
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I can't think of anyone on telly who speaks like me. It's not BBC English, it's not Cockney
But it's all charm. And that's a fact. You have what I'd call an 'educated English' accent. Not pretentious, yet not common. Juuuuuust right... [img]smile.gif[/img] [/QUOTE]
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