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at Quark's December 15 2012 08:51 PM

Data as Sherlock Holmes
 
This morning, I was watching 'message in a bottle' (great ep!), and the teaser, in which we see data playing Sherlock Holmes, got me wondering. Just how convincing is his British accent, really ?

Does he sound 'natural' to a Britishman or more like an American trying to emulate a British accent ? (of course allowing for the fact that he is playing someone from the 19th century, not our time, so perhaps my question should be: would he have sounded natural to British people from that time?) . It's hard for me to tell, as English is not my native language and the differences might be too subtle for me to notice...

R. Star December 15 2012 09:17 PM

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at Quark's wrote: (Post 7403338)
This morning, I was watching 'message in a bottle' (great ep!), and the teaser, in which we see data playing Sherlock Holmes, got me wondering. Just how convincing is his British accent, really ?

Does he sound 'natural' to a Britishman or more like an American trying to emulate a British accent ? (of course allowing for the fact that he is playing someone from the 19th century, not our time, so perhaps my question should be: would he have sounded natural to British people from that time?) . It's hard for me to tell, as English is not my native language and the differences might be too subtle for me to notice...

Well being an American, it sounded British enough to me to get the point across he was trying to emulate one. Though for how genuine it was, I would defer to someone who's from Britain.

Certainly in America, someone from Boston is going to sound very different than someone from Texas. One would assume this very well is the case in different parts of Britain too.

Ar-Pharazon December 15 2012 09:44 PM

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^ Good point.

There are many regional differences in British accents (from our perspective at least). I imagine those accents sound different among British people from different areas.

Trekker4747 December 16 2012 01:47 AM

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I wonder if Data ever did heroin to try being "more like Holmes."

EDIT: Or cocaine, rather.

Mike Have-Not December 16 2012 02:55 AM

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Trekker4747 wrote: (Post 7404424)
I wonder if Data ever did heroin to try being "more like Holmes."

Syntheroin

Nerys Myk December 16 2012 03:50 AM

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Mike Have-Not wrote: (Post 7404724)
Quote:

Trekker4747 wrote: (Post 7404424)
I wonder if Data ever did heroin to try being "more like Holmes."

Syntheroin

Fauxcaine

Mojochi December 16 2012 05:25 PM

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I think more than just emulating a British accent, he was emulating the quintessential Holmes sound, which has been mostly developed from screen portrayals

In that way, it was passable, at least to this American

MikeS December 18 2012 12:48 AM

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It sounded horrible (as most Americans doing "British" do :lol: )


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