2015/Halbergs



  • Scott Dixon has retained his NZ accent despite liivng in the US for a long time.
     
    Like many people where English is not their first language, Ko probably learnt English watching US TV shows as she has always had an American accent.

    Ko used to have a very strong Kiwi accent as a young teen but too much time over there has had it taken over by the american accent.
     
    Scott Dixon has an american twang too



  • Some people lose their accent quickly or take on idiosyncracies (is that the right word - spelling aside?) of another accent pretty quickly while others hold thiers.
     
    My English wife has never had a strong accent, and when I listen to her obviously I don't hear it, but other people do and they also hear little things my kids say with an English twang.
     
    BUt yeah Ko is a really amazing young lady, if she continues on the trajectory she is on, wow!
     
    No real surprises in the results.



  • Not uncommon for Asian people to speak English with an American accent.
     
    Worth keeping in mind that Lydia spent as much time in America as she did NZ as a 15 and 16 year old and then lived full time in America for the last two years.
     
    The accent is kinda jarring. But she's as proud a Kiwi as you'll come across. Made her Aussie caddie wear all black the day the All Blacks won the World Cup as punishment for him wearing green and gold following the cricket world cup final.



  • Ko used to have a very strong Kiwi accent as a young teen but too much time over there has had it taken over by the american accent.
     
    Scott Dixon has an american twang too

    Dixon moved to the US when he was 18/19 so has been there ~17 years.  I don't think his American accent is that pronounced, particularly when you hear him interviewed by NZ media.  Compare that to someone like Sean Marks.  I say this as someone who lived in the US myself.  And no, I don't have an accent either.  🙂



  • Not uncommon for Asian people to speak English with an American accent.

    This. Worth noting that English language schools in places like Korea, Taiwan etc teach American English - pronunciation and spelling etc. I was immersed in it for 13 months teaching, and I came home with an r-rolling twang. If it's all you hear, and lazy kiwi pronunciation gets you misunderstood, of course she will adapt.



  • Ko used to have a very strong Kiwi accent as a young teen but too much time over there has had it taken over by the american accent.
     
    Scott Dixon has an american twang too

    i've got a mate who's a tennis coach in the states.  he sounds just like Dixon.  He didn't pick it up, he had to start doing it cause no one could understand what the fcuk he was saying.
     
    just adds to my list of why yanks are weirdos.. they can't seem to understand anything other than yank.  I was up there late last year and was playing golf with a couple of doctors - they said to me 'so you're not from around here.. where you from - russia?'
     
    Russia?? fark me.



  • you look Russian!



  • Ha, I've lived abroad for 16 years now, and I've noticed that just about everybody I meet now thinks I'm Australian.
     
    Except for Australians, who think I'm an arsehole.



  • Ha, I've lived abroad for 16 years now, and I've noticed that just about everybody I meet now thinks I'm Australian.
    Except for Australians, who think I'm an arsehole.
    Yeah I've got a theory that the longer kiwis are over here in London, the more Aussie we sound. My bro had been here for over 10 years when I turned up and wondered why he was speaking Aussie, thought my boss was Aussie but same story there. I travel all around the UK and do a fair bit of training so have been forced to adapt to be understood, just due to being so many different accents around the place. Although when I go home all my mates just think I sound like a posh twat.



  • Yeah I've got a theory that the longer kiwis are over here in London, the more Aussie we sound. My bro had been here for over 10 years when I turned up and wondered why he was speaking Aussie, thought my boss was Aussie but same story there. I travel all around the UK and do a fair bit of training so have been forced to adapt to be understood, just due to being so many different accents around the place. Although when I go home all my mates just think I sound like a posh twat.

    If your shirt has buttons and you have all your teeth Hutt people basically think you must be some sort of film star.