So, like, if American accents are so unsexy...

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Hey Nude Spock, it was me who said that when singing accents are lost (and it was me who said American ones were unsexy too). Now, there are definitely some people who sing with an accent. I was listening to Carole King today and she sings with a major American accent. But then bands like Aqua & Bjork & Abba & anyone Japanese don't sound American (even when they are trying to) and very few English and Australian and NZ bands do either.

What Dan said might be true, that sung English vowels sound very much like spoken American. This sort of makes sense seeing as in singing more time is spent on vowels than consonants and the American drawl is like that too.

Singing is really different to speaking. I recall hearing that people who speak with a stutter do not sing with one.

What sort of accent do you have Nude Spock?

toraneko, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

"I like the James Bond sounding British accent, whatever that's called."

Which one?

Connery = Edinburgh Scottish Lazenby = Australian Moore = RADA Southern English Dalton = RADA (suppressing North Wales) English Brosnan = Irish.

I like Dutch, me. It sounds like eating.

Michael Jones, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

I don't like Spanish much

This is just insane. Say 'patatath fritath' a few times and you will be cured.

Nick, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Roger Moore, the real James Bond. Yesh, I know Sean Connery came fusht, but hish akshent ishn't befitting of a Jamesh Bond. Alsho, he ish not nearly shuave enough.

Nude Spock, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Tor, the only accent I have is in the cupboard and I use it on chicken. Ha!

Nude Spock, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

I've got to agree that Roger Moore is the real James Bond. Not least of all because James Bond is meant to be sexy and Sean Connery looks like my Dad.

I love James Bond. I want to be James Bond.

toraneko, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

is michael is like that guy in trainspotting? hey, what kind of accent did oddjob have?

ethan, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

in the book i think oddjob has no tongue (cut out) and can't speak: also fleming has v.carefully to explain that karate is a super- deadly still unknown versh of judo, so as to big up his cosmopolitan-knowledge cred

mark s, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

JF Kennedy's favourite author apparently.

stevo, Saturday, 13 October 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link


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