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Old 09-30-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
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Why do a lot of Dublin accents sound like American accents?

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:00 AM   #2
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I always figured it was because of the amount of Irish people that emigrated to America in the 'old days'.

I thought maybe the American accent as we know it nowadays evolved in part from an Irish accent?



That's my attempt at an intelligent hypothesis!!
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I never thought of that!
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:11 AM   #4
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I didnt think they sounded like American accents myself


At least Americans can coherently produce a sentence my uncle is from Dublin and sometimes its really hard to make him out.

Im slow though and never pay attention so they could sound very similar and I havent picked up on it yet
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Ive never picked this up myself.

I think perhaps its easy to 'fall' into a slight American accent

but really you must remember, that when an Irish person speaks, their words sound 'slanted', almost like italic so perhaps as teh American sounds similar it all sounds alike.



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i didn't pick up this at all when i was over there. interesting.
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i picked up a lot of things when I was over there.
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Nothing antibiotics couldn't cure I hope?

I've never noticed the accent thing
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laugh at DrTeeth,
but I set that comment up for him.
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