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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby chikara » Mon 08.24.2009 11:20 pm

tokai devotee wrote:.... Good to see you, Chikara-san. Haven't seen you around here much.

Thanks mate. Been a bit busy lately.
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby tōkai devotee » Mon 08.24.2009 11:25 pm

No worries, mate! Just feeling a bit lonely, being the minority around TJP. It's good to see another Aussie every now and then.
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 08.25.2009 12:00 am

chikara wrote:Bill Nighy, Orlando Bloom and Geoffery Rush are not Americans ;)


What do you mean they're not Americans?
They speak english, don't they? :mrgreen:
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby flammable hippo » Tue 08.25.2009 2:23 am

chikara wrote:Bill Nighy, Orlando Bloom and Geoffery Rush are not Americans ;)



LOL wow don't I feel like a jackass right now. Well at least Johnny Depp's American and that's all that really matters ;)
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby phreadom » Tue 08.25.2009 3:27 am

flammable hippo wrote:
chikara wrote:Bill Nighy, Orlando Bloom and Geoffery Rush are not Americans ;)


LOL wow don't I feel like a jackass right now. Well at least Johnny Depp's American and that's all that really matters ;)


It reminds me of when director Brian Singer mistook Hugh Laurie as a shining example of an excellent American actor. ;)

http://www.usatoday.com/life/television ... urie_x.htm

Of course this was because Hugh Laurie can do such an excellent American accent that he easily passes for a native. It's always interesting for me to see him out of character speaking in his native accent. :) (being an American I was sadly not familiar with him before House, but have since seen some of his other work)

I think another example of interesting use of accents is Masi Oka, who plays Hero Nakamura on the tv show Heroes. On the show whenever he speaks English, it is very broken with a strong Japanese accent (or he just speaks in Japanese). However, in real life he speaks perfectly fluent natural English (with a maybe barely noticeable accent).
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby astaroth » Tue 08.25.2009 9:50 am

phreadom wrote:I think another example of interesting use of accents is Masi Oka, who plays Hero Nakamura on the tv show Heroes. On the show whenever he speaks English, it is very broken with a strong Japanese accent (or he just speaks in Japanese). However, in real life he speaks perfectly fluent natural English (with a maybe barely noticeable accent).

And if you had watched Inglorious Basterds, you might have noticed how fluently Christoph Waltz (he plays the SS col. Landa) speaks several language. He's Austrian and speaks a very good French and English with just a tidbit of an accent. His Italian is not so good: I had to rely on the English subtitles.
Then Brad Pitt (trying to) speaking Italian: priceless.
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Re: Funny Pronunciation

Postby chikara » Thu 08.27.2009 3:30 am

Harisenbon wrote:What do you mean they're not Americans?
They speak english, don't they? :mrgreen:

I can't argue with that logic :oops:



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