For those who don't know, this is the Midwestern American (Eastern Middle America) accent.The one used by newcasters.
Whether you're watching CBS News, CNN or even the satirical Onion News Network, news anchors always sound pretty much the same. With that exaggerated lilt, those vocal cliffhangers and all-American accents, it's as if they all went to school to learn "talking head diction."www.nbcnews.com
Non-rhotic accents are the pinnacle of autism. What's the fucking point of the "r" if you're not going to pronounce it? That being said, Midwestern American English and the varieties of Canadian English that don't go overboard with the "about - 'a boat'" merger bullshit.Middle class Australian, surprisingly, just like mine. Any rhotic accent is too silly, 'car' should be pronounced 'cah'
pacific northwest is a pretty neutral sounding one. they say "cot "and "caught" the same way though
Eastern US that isn't as south as North Carolina and below, or as north as New Jersey and above, or as west as Kansas. Middle Eastern United States.
every brit I've ever heard, even the ones that narrate TV shows (that is, speak for a living), sound so annoying it makes me want to shove scissors in my ears
Same, except my mine, not his.
In reality I'd say cockney.
I'm curious how many people claiming this or that flavor of American/British English are in fact native to the accent, or at least country they're repping. There sure seems to be a lot of national and regional tribalism, particularly between the Yanks and the Limeys.Essex Accent
ill fight you for anything less
I disagree.Just to throw in something different, whatever you call the generalized accent the military seems to produce. They do, after all, have to give understandable orders.
What do you mean "British"? Are you saying this is just as understandable as what you hear on BBC?British.
I have an easier time understanding a britbong than I have understanding an American.
I watch a Vancouverite streamer every now and thenHard to get more milquetoast than Vancouverites, or Ottawans. Easy to understand, but they've nothing to say.
Then he's from some Eastern, rural area even though he currently lives in Vancouver. There's some gay Canuck historian on youtube who lives in Vancouver but he immediately stands out as an Ontarian or some shit; they're the ones who do the 'oots' and 'aboots' and "Hey Berb bring the ker around we're go-un to the perk!"I watch a Vancouverite streamer every now and then
His accent is fine until he says "It's aboat 150 kilometers away and it's really hot oot there, like 27 degrees all the time"
Yes. Cash money.
I'm pretty sure you're talking about JJ McCullough. I'm not the biggest fan of his but his videos are usually well made and very interesting when I see them pop up in my recommendationsThere's some gay Canuck historian on youtube who lives in Vancouver but he immediately stands out as an Ontarian or some shit; they're the ones who do the 'oots' and 'aboots' and "Hey Berb bring the ker around we're go-un to the perk!"
Yeah, I think that's the fag I'm thinking of. Agreed. My wife enjoys him more than I do.I'm pretty sure you're talking about JJ McCullough. I'm not the biggest fan of his but his videos are usually well made and very interesting when I see them pop up in my recommendations
He also really does not like Quebec.
There is actually a distinct voice that I have heard most major news networks tend to want people trained in. I've never heard it called general American but I have heard it quite literally referred to as the News accent. Sometimes Newsanchor or Newsman accent, but usually just News accent. It's weird because no one demographic in the entire USA actually talks exactly like that, from what I've heard.
Rhotic accents hurt my ears too much already, please stop!!!Yes. Cash money.
English was generally spoken that way on both sides of the pond before English elites started talking funny to distinguish themselves from commoner filth in the late 1700s.
End the classist oppression, #MakeEnglandRhoticAgain