Saturday, 1 August 2009

Beautiful accents??

Some may have already know that I'm currently working as a Software Tech Support with a UK based company which has about over 300 customers in all over UK and over 10 customers in Oz....most of my daily responsibility is dealing with these customers via VOIP phone with some tools like Remote Desktop Protocol and Webex where applicable...

Speaking with British and Australian has its ups and downs; language barrier...not to mention their accents...believe me when I say you'll fell lucky to be on the phone with Londoners or North region of Australia but not some other parts of UK especially Scot (Ms Flo who's residing in Aberdeen may have mastered their accent but I still find it difficult most of the time) or South region of Australia...

This however, give me a chance to sometime have a 'play' with their accents..as if a Sabahan residing in Penang and learning to speak Penang accent where 'R' becomes 'Q'...no offense, it's unique and beautiful...hehe...

Here I have 3 examples from a very helpful site I found years ago whilst learning to get familiar to their accent...and still I am...


Liverpool vs Oz


Yorkshire vs Oz


Londoners

* Why not making an online language-learning site for KadazanDusun or any Bumis' language from Sabah???

6 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Birmingham accents are the worst for the UK!

Gallivanter
http://www.danielfranklingomez.com

Wel^Beiolman said...

Gallivanter..haha...I've spoken to Birmingham before...some of them yes..but not all perhaps they weren't locals..

Cheers!

cLaiRe Bennet said...

hehee...yg lain ok juga sy rasa..mcm harry potter sja sy rasa..cuma tu Yorkshire tu...alala...terus sy teringat si Russell Brand...begitu laitu dia beckp...ish ish ish

Wel^Beiolman said...

Claire...haha..harry potter kan british franchise..hehe..betul ka tu claire..sia mana tinguk harry potter..russell brand?haha..iya..suda tinguk movie dia forgetting sarah marshall ka..siuk tu..hehe..

cLaiRe Bennet said...

iya...hampir semua dalam tu harry potter british la...sudah mmg buku dr britain si jk rowling kn..hehe sy suda tgk ba tu forgetting sarah marshall..begitu la betul2 dia beckp tu...berkulut2 lidah sy rasa oo..hihih

Wel^Beiolman said...

Claire..kesian jg dia bekulut lidah..haha..dorang bilang sebab pergerakan lidah durang inda byk ba tu sebab tu bunyi dia mcm tu..sama tu mulut kalu becakap inda tebuka betul..kurang projection la ba kenen tu..haha...mcm si jaimer oliver kalu bacakap mcm mengigau sja..haha...