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Old December 15 2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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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...
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Old December 15 2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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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.
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Old December 15 2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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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.
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Old December 16 2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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I wonder if Data ever did heroin to try being "more like Holmes."

EDIT: Or cocaine, rather.
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Old December 16 2012, 02:55 AM   #5
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I wonder if Data ever did heroin to try being "more like Holmes."
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Old December 16 2012, 03:50 AM   #6
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Old December 16 2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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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
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Old December 18 2012, 12:48 AM   #8
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It sounded horrible (as most Americans doing "British" do )
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