Last edited by jamesrage; 02-26-10 at 01:51 PM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Theres 3 standard Irish accents, Ulster accent (Northern Ireland + Donegal, Liam Neeson has this), Dublin accent (annoying as hell) and the stereotypical Irish accent (the ones the leprechauns have in all the hollywood movies, Colin Farrell has this one)
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." ~ Isaac Asimov
A chinese speaking English is one thing, but Mandarin is a very beautiful language. If you actually understand it, it can be very Euphonious. If it sounds like birds cackling to you, imagine how non-speakers hear English.Actually, the chinese language (Mandarin) is what drives me up the wall the most. I usually like accents and foreign languages, but not in these two situations.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster
Mandarin on other hand, I think you're doing injustice to. I don't know how people who can't understand it hears it, but I think it's sounds are quite nice.
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
(sorry, I guess I don't know how to link youtubes on this site)
Kelly McDonald is in the first minute or so, and further you care to watch. Clive's accent is great too.
I like Ferrell, but you nailed it!
Maybe you would know, being as you are in part of the world, what in the heck is Elizabeth Hurley's accent all about? I've never heard another Brit speak like she does.
Last edited by Gina; 02-26-10 at 08:01 PM.
I always liked the way Sean Connery sounded.
Now about this mandarin, it is most definitely NOT a beautiful language. They only shush, whine and cluck at each other, and it ought to be outlawed. Horrible.
Now German is a beautiful language. Very logical and great dialects.