Post # 62
My husband and I just have our regional California accents, nothing much to note. However, I pick up accents from talking to others or listening to movies, and it’s funny because I won’t even notice. I tend to chameleon my voice to whatever I hear…kinda odd and utterly unintentional.
On a funny note, I had an aunt who was Austrian, and she moved to Arkansas with my uncle. After she became proficient with English she got a job as a telephone operator (this was a few decades ago). I was told it was quite an interesting conversation listening to her! Austrian and southern, all mixed together!
Post # 63
My hubby is from Essex in England. I love his accent but it really has been disappearing, or else I notice it less. It’ll only get worse when we move to America in October, too! When we went to England over the holidays it got all thick again and he started using words and expressions I couldn’t understand! It’s hot though!
He keeps insisting I have a “Californian accent” (I’m from L.A.!). I don’t know what that means but I don’t like it when he says that because it probably means I talk like one of those stereotypical dumb valley girls that only exist in movies. I guess I use the word “like” a lot? He starts counting the number of “likes” I use after I Skype with one of my friends back home and apparently the number increases substantially! He thinks it’s cute but I get upset
Post # 64
My fiance grew up in Germany and has a pretty adorable accent. Like @scissors said, the “w” and the “v” gets mixed up sometimes. One time he called a “wig” a “vig” and I couldn’t stop giggling. Plus, the “th” sound comes out more like a “d,” further adding to the cuteness. The best part is that he pronounces my name the German way…swoon.
He thinks by Boston accent is pretty cute too, but it’s been watered down after years of living out of the Northeast.