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Old February 01, 2013, 03:33 AM
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British accent is the easiest to understand, and I'm more used to it... maybe also American if they don't speak too fast.

As for the others, I don't really know... wow I didn't even know there were so much different accents in English!!
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Old February 01, 2013, 04:55 AM
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British accent is the easiest to understand, and I'm more used to it... maybe also American if they don't speak too fast.

As for the others, I don't really know... wow I didn't even know there were so much different accents in English!!
*cough* many different accents.

Being English, I never really know what is meant by a British accent. Scotland, Wales and Ireland have all kinds of accents, and English with an English accent is tautologous. And there are so many regional accents in England anyway.
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It's all relative. A neutral American accent to me means "no accent" but I'm sure to the rest of the world, it is an American accent.
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I presume that non-native-English speaker, who claim to be used to the British accent actually mean the "neutral English accent".
I don't really think they mean the "Scouse accent" by that.
Can anyone tell me what accent Angus Macfadyen has? I could listen to him all day long, it's so beautiful to my ears.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005171/?ref_=sr_2

I know he's Scottish, born in Glasgow, but i don't think he has an Glaswegian accent.

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Can anyone tell me what accent Angus Macfadyen has? I could listen to him all day long, it's so beautiful to my ears.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005171/?ref_=sr_2

I know he's Scottish, born in Glasgow, but i don't think he has an Glaswegian accent.
Difficult to say - it seems like just a hint of Scottish, otherwise a nondescript accumulation of influences. No trace of Glaswegian.
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Non-native English speaker speaking English.

And if the speaker must be a native English speaker, I prefer RP English.
Generally, there is no single "British accent" as there are a variety of accents in the entire United Kingdom, all of which may be referred to as British accents. The most popular, however, is the Received Pronunciation which is the accent of Standard English in England. Although there is nothing special about it, it is usually considered to be the accent of elite society.
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Generally, there is no single "British accent" as there are a variety of accents in the entire United Kingdom, all of which may be referred to as British accents. The most popular, however, is the Received Pronunciation which is the accent of Standard English in England. Although there is nothing special about it, it is usually considered to be the accent of elite society.
I said RP English. RP means Received Pronunciation, the one which is studied here (and all the students dream of finding an RP English speaker).
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