How do I talk in a British Accent?

How do I talk in a British Accent?

I'm not British and a want to learn how to do that accent. Because of Harry Potter

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wolfness
Just channel your inner Britishness. You know you have it in you! Marguarette is right, you really just have 2 listen to British people talking to get the hang of it.
puglover3000
i have a friend who can do it. she'll probably help me.
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on April 16, 2013
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TheDoctorsAwesomestAssistant
Well, I'm not British either, but I taught myself how to do it I'm not exactly sure how I did it, I just listened to a lot of movies that have british people in it, and I tried to do it, and after a while I got a hand of it LOL:-P But here's a couple of videos that could help First Video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsdhOKZv0uo
Second video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2m1CXCwQY
And, of course, you can always type See More▼
puglover3000
i tried looking it up but it did'nt work.
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on April 16, 2013
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KatnissHermioneTris
Speak everything clearly an slowly in a soft gentle voice! It's that easy!
on April 08
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Whisker_Queer
Umm... I don't know. When I'm angry I turn British. It's weird. Ask RoseHeart. She knows.
on July 20, 2015
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T3R3Z1
Watch all the Harry Potter movies. I watch them lots and I can imitate a really brilliant British accent, cause' everyone speaks, like, British in the movies. Plus you'll find it awesome cause' you're a Potter fan, like me!
on August 10, 2014
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Nightcat
Yeah lots of people said listen to British people talking and practice! Go out somewhere and try to stay in a British accent all the time
There are lots of different British accents depending on where you were born, if you want to do a Harry potter accent that's standard BBC accent so it's pretty posh. There's also Cockney (Oliver twist) , Gloucester (farmer), Scottish Irish and Welsh (you said British which includes the whole of the British isles) and YORKSHIRE!! Yay most See More▼
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Metalskull86
Be British.
sisaloofafump
hahaha
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Clove
I'm British so hopefully I can help.
Okay, so ...
Understand that in most British accents speakers don't roll their Rs (except for those from Scotland, Northumbria, Northern Ireland, and parts of Lancashire), but not all British accents are the same. For example, a Scottish accent varies greatly from an English accent. After a vowel, don't pronounce the R, but draw out the vowel and maybe add an "uh" (Here is "heeuh". In words like "hurry", dont blend the R with the vowel. Say See More▼
MEGS0316
4 me not so much cause im not american or british
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Clove
Yeah, sorry, and haha
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on July 20, 2013
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puglover3000
It's so weird to hear people say "American accent".
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puglover3000
I will read this later, cuz I have no time at the moment.
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Clove
I am extremely sorry for taking up so much space and if I maybe went a little OTT trying to explain
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Clove
doubt, watch Monty Python or Doctor Who. Watching Harry Potter can help too.
As with any accent, listening to and imitating a native speaker is the best and fastest way to learn. Remember that when you were young you learned a language by listening and then repeating the words while imitating the accent.
As a child, your ability for the ear to process different See More▼
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Clove
When you say "at all" pronounce it like "a tall" but with a British accent.
As well as accent, watch out for slang words, such as lads or blokes for boys and men, birds or lasses (in the north of England and in Scotland) for women. Loo for the toilet, but bathroom for a room you clean yourself in.
Also, one of the words in English which shows very easily which See More▼
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Clove
Get a British person to say well known sentences: "How now brown cow" and "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain" and pay close attention. Rounded mouth vowels in words such as "about" in London, are usually flattened in Northern Ireland.
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Clove
In an American accent, this is often pronounced bin. In an English accent, been is a common pronunciation, but "bin" is more often heard in casual speech where the word isn't particularly stressed.
All accents and dialects have their own musicality. Pay attention to the tones and emphasis of British speakers. Do sentences generally end on a higher note, the same, See More▼
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Clove
Pronounce that T in "duty" as T: not as the American D as doody so that duty is pronounced dewty or a softer jooty. Pronounce the suffix -ing with a strong G. This way it sounds like -ing rather than -een. But sometimes it is shortened to in as in lookin. Observe that some words are pronounced as written. The word "Herb" should be pronounced with an H sound, See More▼
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Clove
use this vowel (bawth, pawth, glawss, grawss, etc.). However, in other parts of Britain "bath", "path", etc. sound like "ah".
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Clove
In American English, words ending with "rl" or "rel" can be pronounced using either one or two syllables, completely interchangeably. This is not the case in British English. "-rl" words like "girl", "hurl", etc, are pronounced as one syllable with silent R, while "squirrel" is "squih-rul", and "referral" is "re-fer-rul".
Some words are easier to say in a British See More▼
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julia_hi
i kno how! but i cant explain it
julia_hi
sorry lol
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on April 24, 2013
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puglover3000
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Gisselle
IDK
SRY
IF
THIS
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HELP
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on April 17, 2013
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Dresden
If you listen to any accent long enough you'll eventually develop it yourself.
on April 16, 2013
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