Thor Damar wrote:
What does the various English speaking accents sound like to someone for whom it is either a second language or speaks several other languages?
There are some accents I have no problem with placing. That goes for most British (including Scottish) and Irish (their "fonny" instead of "funny" is unmistakeable
). I can tell if someone is from US South (this is also an accent I have most problems with understanding), but I can't recognise if someone is from US North or Canada. New Yorkers are easy to recognise, though.
Sometimes I can take an Aussie or a Kiwi for a Brit.
I can tell non-natives speaking English, often including their place of origin (if
they speak with their own language accent; not all people do, I don't