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Old 09-30-2003, 03:40 PM   #16
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i do not think there is any similarity what so ever based on the small amount of time I have spent in Dublin.
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I think we speak a mile a minute here and the ppl from the south talk even faster - when I meet American ppl they all talk really slowly, maybe they think we dont understand them though I know they never understand us though We say things funnily apparently. Like the way we say eight and ate
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haha do the american's talk like this to you?

*talk very loud*

HI...MY NAME IS IRIS...I AM FROM THE USA.


hahaha

actually i had a hard time for the first 3 days while i was there understanding anyone.

my friend laughed at me one day because we were in Dingle checking into a bed and breakfast. i went up to the guy who owned the b&b and asked him how much a room for the night would be and this is what i heard:

dingle man: "turty tree euro"
me: "twenty three euro?"
dingle man: "no turty tree euro"
me: "OHHHHHHH Forty three euro"
dingle man holding his laugh back: "NO NO NO TURTY TREE"
my friend wendy: and having a hard time breathing
me: "OH thirty three?"
dingle man: "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is a big joke now between my friend and I. i used the lame "i am sorry my ears have yet to pop from the flight." excuse when i could not understand what i was hearing.
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Old 09-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #19
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Didnt you know they dont pronounce their h's properly?! My cousins cant pronounce the name Heather - they all say Heafer - we tried to teach them how to say it but they couldnt learn

Man from Kilmainham Gaol: In dis jail during *enter random date* der were tousands of tieves and debt-ORRS


I started laughing really loudly it was the way he really shouted the or's on debtors my Dad started laughing and told me to shut up
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All Americans say "gee" whenever I meet any of them.

Like I would say: Its down on the right hand side of the street

Gee. I just walked past that building.


They dont shout though they jsut talk quite slowly and I usualy have to repeat myself before they understand me
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It might be TV. When I first heard u2 talk back in 81 I thought they sounded more American than Irish. But I love their accents.
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i had no idea until we got there that the "h"'s were silent. when we told our friends who live in a small town near the Shannon Airport about this they died laughing at me.
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When I was in Northern Ireland, everyone told me I talked too fast, and they couldn't understand anything I said.

DO
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Gee. I just walked past that building.



i am guilty of saying that.
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thats cause you are one of dem dare southerners
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yes sir i am one of those.
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U2's accents are quite neutral comapred to other ppl's accents here.

Northern Ireland accents are the worst well certain Belfast and Omagh accents are.

And ballymena (hey!) accents

And I talk even faster than the the average Norn Iron person

A scottish girl I was talking to today said: "I came here just for the accent"

Me: You like our accents?

Her: Aye in Norn Iron the accents are great

and we do talk like that


Belfast accents well some oft hem are awful - a Window is a windy, the name of a shop is always plural for some reason - Safeway is Safeways, Tesco is Tescos, going to town is im going down til tha town liek they all sound like conor from neighbours, Im surprised I didnt get the accent tho everyone from where I used to live sounded like that Nobody knows where I come from someone thought I was English today
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i am guilty of saying that.
And Americans also say cool a lot

"that is cool" but it sounds more like kewl than cool to me
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Some of the Belfast accents are almost impossible to understand! It's like some of the rural Scottish ones.
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laura, i think you need to provide a wav file of your voice on here.
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