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Man I couldn't help but notice this.

The Assyrians who were born, or been here most of their life, usually have an English which has an accent. I mean they don't look like they were born here. The same with so many Assyrians in the US, mainly in the East coast. But it is more about those in Canada.

On the other hand, Assyrians from Australia and England usually pick up the local accent and have an English very similar to the English spoken by the countrymen there.  And beleive me, I have met ton of people, both online and offline who proved this to me. My cousin in Australia is 30 years old and has been there since 1992. You should hear his English, you wouldn't tell the difference from an Australian.

Meanwhile, I know people who were born here in Canada, or been here for over 30 years, and you would be amazed to hear the crap English they speak. It is mind-puzzling to think about it.

And this really pisses me off. I am not saying I am any better than them, although I have only been here for 8 years. But the ones who have been here for decades are sometimes worse than the FOBS they laugh at.

But one English I heard and liked was Anita's, Atourina's sister, she was speaking a perfect Canadian English. There are othersa too, but that is all I can remember, because I usually like to speak in Assyrian.

But seriously, why can't we speak without an accent, just like Assyrians in England and other places do?

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I think you are right.

I lived in AUSTRALIA for about 8 years and my accent was/is so Aussie lol... but i love that accent and when i talk you can tell i have an australian accent  :giggle:

But when i moved in usa 3 months now... Ohh man ppl think that my accent is funny and usualy they laugh at it  :bangin:
What i realise is that their English is not so American's.. i tried telling them, but they would refuse to agree
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Exactly and beleive me, I have seen it, it is really shocking sometimes!

By the way, it is not only an Assyrian problem I am sure, but khena this is an Assyrian website so that is our concern lol.

You moved to the US? since when? how do you like it so far?  :)

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i moved here in December... and i do like it, but i am not used to it yet. Hopefuly i will  :blink:  :)

But i don't think it is that safe here, as it is in Aus, especialy after what happened last few days here in Califonia - San Deigo  :blink:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060302-1122-bn02slain5.html

But people here always pick on my accent  :blush2: lol

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haha i dont think i have an accent? i talk like an aussie! Mate...  :shades:
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Re: Assyrians in North America have an Accent. Those in Australia & Europe don't!


it's because in America we have a variety of  English accents..............example: typical New Yorker, southerners (each with a little variation), New Jersey, Midwest accent etc

I don't speak with an Assyrian accent
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Like Angel2 stated, I meant to say "speak English with an Assyrian accent..."

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in that case my post needs to be changed..............I wasn't sure what you were asking and so I answered your question in 2 different ways
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i'd take an accent any day {well nothing too bold i guess  :lol: :lol: :lol: )

its better then speaking like a hardcore canadian/american


but most people tell me i dont have an accent at all  :blink: i think i do though  :angelnot:

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I wasn't born in America, but I've lived here ever since I was 5 yrs old and it would be weird if I spoke with an assyrian accent........when you are younger you can adapt more quickly to a different language       
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assyrian_dude, I beg to differ khon. If you can speak it, then better speak it hard core when speaking it with people whose language isd English. And when speaking Assyrian, speak it hard core too  :shades:
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Actually Ashoor, i can say the exact opposite to what you just said. Reason you notice this accent is because you've lived all your life with native english speakers (with an american accent) so it is very easy for you to compare an Assyrian accent to a Native english speaker. To me, you all sound exactly the same as i dont live there. In here, like you, i can easily tell the difference between an Assyrian and an Aussie accent most of the time (even if they were born here) but you may not notice it.

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Indians always maintain their native tongue so Ashoor is somewhat right
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That makes perfect sense Baghdady.

But I still think that an Assyrian from Australia speaking English would sound more like a native Australian than an Assyrian from North America like a native North American. Don't you think so?

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That makes perfect sense Baghdady.

But I still think that an Assyrian from Australia speaking English would sound more like a native Australian than an Assyrian from North America like a native North American. Don't you think so?

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To be honest, i got no idea. Unless i live in america for a few years, i can't give you an answer. lol

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the reason why my sister can speak it so well.. is cuz we dont know assyrian that well.. i mean.. if its just me and my sisters speaking it.. we understand eachother... cuz we make no sence.. its weird.. but if i were to speak it to someone else.. i bet they wouldnt know what the heck i was saying  :giggle:

i always wonder if when the british and australians speak assyrian... they speak it with an accent... my aunt in england.. when she speaks assyrian.. u can kinda hear her british accent.. its soo cool

i love accents.. im so jealous of everyone with one..  :ban:


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When you guys say assyrian english accent.......

do u mean like those who pronounce every letter.... e.g when saying but... actuly saying buT
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Ashoor, I have to agree with Baghdaddy.  For me, North American Assyrians have North American accents when they speak English and it sounds sexy if anything seeing an Assyrian face with an accent that is so famous and glamourous around the world.  But here in Australia (well I am not there now but I am spiritually), man, the Assyrians have shocking accents. 

Another thing Ashoor and maybe you can confirm this.  Australians born to Lebanese, Greek or Assyrian parents tend to have their own accent in Australia.  I don't know if it is the same in Canada.  But they, even though native Englsh speakers, have their own unique "fully sick" accent.  I was born and raised in Australia but my accent has always been different to that of my friends.  You saw that interview from 4 years ago and you heard my accent.  It was not very Australian.  But for you, it probably sounded Aussie. 
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Australians born to Lebanese, Greek or Assyrian parents tend to have their own accent in Australia.


that is so true l0l and also turks do as well, but i dont know about greek, coz the ones i know and have met have full-on aussie accent.
i have a normal aussie accent l0l
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Come to think of that Uneek, my sisters sound very Aussie but I have that ugly "fully sick" wog accent.  I hate it but I can't change it.
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Ashoor, i think you only notice it because you hear Canadians everyday while you think all 'British' accents sound the same so you cannot hear when one is slightly different.

I can clearly hear that most London Assyrians (even if they were born here and have lived here all their lives) have an accent that's different to a white English Londoner. I didn't mix with Assyrians and most of my friends are white so I managed to avoid it
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That makes perfect sense Baghdady.

But I still think that an Assyrian from Australia speaking English would sound more like a native Australian than an Assyrian from North America like a native North American. Don't you think so?

ASHOOR

I think only to you it sounds more like a native Australian, cause you never been in Australia so you don't really know the difference, just like me when I heard my cuz speaking British accent, I was like omg he sounds exactly just like British people, but when I visit London England I found out that even my cuz had different accent than the British accent.

assyrian_dude, I agree you don't have any accent  :bigarmhug:
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One more thing, I do have an accent but that cause I came to this country at age of 21, so yah I am not that young to learn new language, I also know more than 3 Languages so nobody can blame me that I have an ugly accent lol, and I don't really care, the only thing i care is that I am smarter than some people who speak perfect English with no accent  :mrgreen: and my boss is one of these people lol.
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WuvyMoony u r still 21  :bigarmhug:

I love british accent  :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:

When i see british people, i just love listening to them
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WuvyMoony u r still 21  :bigarmhug:

I love british accent  :bigarmhug: :bigarmhug:

When i see british people, i just love listening to them
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Where have you been?? I haven't seen you on msn lately, whats going on?
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Ohhh i know... well last night i was busy here spamming  :giggle:

But i dunno, i should be on right now... but u r not  :beee: :bigarmhug:

Guess what...........
i'll tell u on msn lool
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That makes perfect sense Baghdady.

But I still think that an Assyrian from Australia speaking English would sound more like a native Australian than an Assyrian from North America like a native North American. Don't you think so?

ASHOOR

I think only to you it sounds more like a native Australian, cause you never been in Australia so you don't really know the difference, just like me when I heard my cuz speaking British accent, I was like omg he sounds exactly just like British people, but when I visit London England I found out that even my cuz had different accent than the British accent.

assyrian_dude, I agree you don't have any accent  :bigarmhug:


I agree with you  :giggle:...

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Irish accents are the greatest accents ever... :2hearts:


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That's coz the Aussie accent is easy to pick up, don't try to hard, be lazy with the pronunciation of a word by dropping a few letters here and there and make SURE you say 3 words as if it's one

Giddaymayte = Good day mate

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Irish accents are the greatest accents ever... :2hearts:


Thank youuu!!! finally someone who loves the beautiful Irish accent. Scottish is not bad too.

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Man I couldn't help but notice this.

The Assyrians who were born, or been here most of their life, usually have an English which has an accent. I mean they don't look like they were born here. The same with so many Assyrians in the US, mainly in the East coast. But it is more about those in Canada.

On the other hand, Assyrians from Australia and England usually pick up the local accent and have an English very similar to the English spoken by the countrymen there.  And beleive me, I have met ton of people, both online and offline who proved this to me. My cousin in Australia is 30 years old and has been there since 1992. You should hear his English, you wouldn't tell the difference from an Australian.

Meanwhile, I know people who were born here in Canada, or been here for over 30 years, and you would be amazed to hear the crap English they speak. It is mind-puzzling to think about it.

And this really pisses me off. I am not saying I am any better than them, although I have only been here for 8 years. But the ones who have been here for decades are sometimes worse than the FOBS they laugh at.

But one English I heard and liked was Anita's, Atourina's sister, she was speaking a perfect Canadian English. There are othersa too, but that is all I can remember, because I usually like to speak in Assyrian.

But seriously, why can't we speak without an accent, just like Assyrians in England and other places do?

ASHOOR


I've lived in chicago my whole life and I don't have an assyrian accent.  (Fyi I just pulled into my gahraj and am currently eating chicken naaagets from McDono)

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My accent come's on when i'm speaking to people with a non-Aussie accent

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I was so disappointed when I found out that you guys don't actually say, "Throw anatha shrimp on the bah-bee"

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We call them prawns you damn Americans!!!! Stop hijacking our culture!  :beee:


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I'm sorry this is the only information about australia that I'm aware of.

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