How do I get a good English accent?

How can I get a British accent fast?

5 Tips to Nailing a British RP Accent

  1. Get the period right. British accents have changed a lot through the decades. …
  2. Drop the R. Listen to what Brits do with the letter ‘r’; it gets dropped, but not all the time. …
  3. Add the R. …
  4. Practice those vowels. …
  5. Lean into it.

Which English accent is the most attractive?

The Scottish accent was voted the second most attractive with 51% of people finding it the sexiest. While Queen’s English and the Welsh accent have been deemed the joint third most attractive (47%).

Accent Attractive Unattractive
Irish 58% 13%
Scottish 51% 21%
Queen’s English 47% 17%
Welsh 47% 21%

Why do British add R to words?

The short answer is that the addition of an “r” sound at the end of a word like “soda” or “idea” is a regionalism and isn’t considered a mispronunciation. Here’s the story. In English words spelled with “r,” the consonant used to be fully pronounced everywhere.

Which English accent is easiest?

Option 1: the American accent

Spread around the world by American cinema, music, television and more than 350 million North Americans (including Canadians, eh), this is the easiest accent for most people to understand, whether native speakers or non-native speakers.

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What is the friendliest accent?

One 2013 of more than 4,000 people found RP and Devon accents the most trustworthy, while the least trustworthy was deemed to be Liverpudlian (from Liverpool). The Cockney accent came a close second for untrustworthiness. These accents scored similarly when asked about intelligence. These are snapshot results, though.

Why do the British say mum?

In terms of recorded usage of related words in English, mama is from 1707, mum is from 1823, mummy in this sense from 1839, mommy 1844, momma 1852, and mom 1867. So in fact both ‘mom’ and ‘mum’ are words derived from the word ‘mamma’ with early recorded usage back in the 1570s in England.

How do British people say water?

Water = BBC America’s Mind the Gap polled our expat readers and a lot chimed in saying “water” is really hard for Americans to understand when said in a British accent. They don’t even know why! It comes across as “WAH-ta” vs. our “wodder.”

Is Warsh a real word?

A listener named Matt wants to know why some speakers of American English pronounce the word “wash” as “warsh.” This pronunciation is sometimes called the “intrusive R,” and like our recent episode on the “pin”/“pen” merger and “cot”/“caught” merger, this question has to do with dialects of American English.

Why do Brits say drawing?

Why is it that so many British people pronounce the word “drawing” as “drawring”? This non-standard pronunciation is the result of “overapplication” of a rule governing the pronunciation of most British dialects that says that the final “r” in a word is silent unless it is followed by a vowel.

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Is the L silent in the word wolf?

In fact, we pronounce “wolf” and “roof” exactly as you have described, GWB. And, yes, we always pronounce the “L” in “wolf”.