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    Quote Originally Posted by DRMARIO View Post
    I think, eventually, all cultures will just seem to merge and the world will be an incredibly boring place.
    Doubt it.. Diversity is essentially in the individual, not in the collective an individual by coincidence belongs to. There's nothing wrong with cultures mixing with each other, so long as the different culture doesn't try to completely overtake the other (e.g. "Stop wearing that kimono, time for you to start wearing real clothes").

    It is definitely possible for multiple cultures to mix with one another and still retain their uniqueness while at the same time sharing what other cultures have to offer.

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    DR, you were getting at the point I wasn't trying to make. You avoided the question completely. I have an accent to other people, but I don't add much emphasis or pronunciation to too many of my words. Sure, monotone. But that doesn't change my question.

    My question was where is the origin, where do accents for the same language come from, and why not all the same accent for people of the same language.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARav989 View Post
    My question was where is the origin, where do accents for the same language come from, and why not all the same accent for people of the same language.
    My thought would be immigration is the cause for different accents of the same language.

    A Japanese person comes into America and starts speaking English, but he has a Japanese accent.. Brazilian person comes into America and speaks English, has a Brazillian accent, etc..

    A Japanese man who speaks English but has a bit of a thick Japanese accent will raise his own offspring and teach them English, but his thick accent will rub off onto them.. now we have another group of English speakers with a different accent to add to the collection.

    How it all originated from the very beginning, I couldn't be 100% sure with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARav989 View Post
    DR, you were getting at the point I wasn't trying to make. You avoided the question completely. I have an accent to other people, but I don't add much emphasis or pronunciation to too many of my words. Sure, monotone. But that doesn't change my question.

    My question was where is the origin, where do accents for the same language come from, and why not all the same accent for people of the same language.
    Think of it like evolution of species.

    Little things, in different places, change. Eventually they become really very different amongst many, and hence become dialect/accents.
    Last edited by DRMARIO; 02-11-2009 at 03:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawny View Post
    People speak English in Britain. Unless you're very near Wales. Speaking one language is a good thing.
    I never said they shouldn't learn the lingo. And pretty much all Welsh people can speak English as well as Welsh.

    Quote Originally Posted by DRMARIO View Post
    It is when the culture that was present before hand, is slowly disappearing.

    My Mother works for a section of Government, I won't say which one, but it's obvious that it's England-orientated. Anyway, during the World Cup (football or whatever), everybody were ordered to take down all St George's crosses and Union Jacks, because it offended the foreigners.

    I also read something about the pope apologising for saying 'Merry Christmas' instead of 'Happy Holidays', or something.

    It's bloody ridiculous. We're English.

    'When in Rome, do what the Romans do.'

    When I go to foreign countries, I don't cry and complain that they have their flags flying, or that they speak another language, or that things are done differently.

    I think, eventually, all cultures will just seem to merge and the world will be an incredibly boring place.
    When did I ever say the native cultures of Britain should be forced out? That crap about being forced to take down flags annoys me as well (and I have yet to find anyone who is actually offended by that sort of thing). There should be room in a multi-cultural society for the native culture.

    But yeah, I've always believed variety is the spice of life. Immigrants don't have to completely give up their own culture to settle into another.

    By the way, I'm fairly certain the Pope would not apologise for that. At least not Benedict anyway.



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    I certainly recall hearing something about it on the radio, quite a while back. I may have heard it wrong, I don't know.

    I didn't say that you said native culture should be forced out. I simply stated that that seems to be what's happening to England.

    Enoch was right.


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    So I guess you can say that for the accents, different pronunciations, for different words, in different languages, causes the spawn of an accent maybe? that's the most sense I can get out of your posts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARav989 View Post
    So I guess you can say that for the accents, different pronunciations, for different words, in different languages, causes the spawn of an accent maybe? that's the most sense I can get out of your posts.
    What on earth is that supposed to mean?

    If that's intended towards the quality of my English, I'm really quite insulted.

    Enoch was right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DRMARIO View Post
    What on earth is that supposed to mean?

    If that's intended towards the quality of my English, I'm really quite insulted.
    ... I believe you're taking it out of context. I'm sure he meant from the given theories altogether that it's the answer he gathers.

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    Lmao exactly Scott. I was trying to some up both you and Scott's posts. Sorry about that, after reading it I can see what you mean. My bad. Lmfao, I was texting at the time =P


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