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Old 06-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #16
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this happens to people with stutters too , they sing perfectly fine but when you have a convo with them they all over the place.

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Old 06-21-2006, 03:32 AM   #17
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I think it kind of depends on the style of music, I think when people sing try to sound like famous people. When people listen to rock music they don't hear an accent and assume that's how it's supposed to be sung. But if you listen to music like Irish country, the accent is clear. People when they are young, will listen to the radio and hear pop music and start to sing the same as they hear and I guess when they are adults it just sticks with them

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #19
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I'm glad there are so many answers/reasons given... It all sounds more clear to me now Thanks everyone!

Originally posted by Salome
madonna messing up our fair language is one the most deregatory things that has happened the last 10 years
I agree!!
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:50 PM   #20
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Originally posted by lmjhitman
i answered it in this thread.

i'm not sure anyone actually read it though.
You are correct!

English is a consonant driven language, and thus the various dialects of English differ in the pronunciation of the vowels while the pronunciation of the consonants remain the same. (Some languages, like Spanish, are vowel-driven, thus making the dialects differ in the consonants).

When singing, emphasis is placed on vowel sounds, causing the vowels to lose their various dialect accents while they are being drawn out.

(I'm studying linguistics )
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:08 PM   #21
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Actually, I notice many songs have indistinguishable lyrics anyway regardless if the english is the singers native tongue.

Louie, Louie & Smells Like Teen Spirit anyone?

I am also amazed how easy it is for non-American actors to adapt American accents while when done the other way around, it's usually brutal.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:33 PM   #22
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This is interesting. I've always wondered about the accent thing with singers too.
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:30 PM   #23
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No merge? Sicy on Vaca?

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