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Do Poles prefer US American or UK English language?


Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Mar 2010 #31
Doric is the dialect of the NE of Scotland. Type in Learning Scottish words to Youtube and you can hear it (kintakintya is the uploader).

You've had plenty of years to develop your imagination ;) ;)

I'm quite well into my adult years too ;)
frd 7 | 1,399
20 Mar 2010 #32
Polish people usually learn American sounding english with British words.. : o
Paulina 10 | 1,451
20 Mar 2010 #33
Type in Learning Scottish words to Youtube and you can hear it (kintakintya is the uploader).

OK, thanks :)

You've had plenty of years to develop your imagination ;) ;)

;))) Does our conversation still has something to do with tongue? ;D

I'm quite well into my adult years too ;)

I can see that ;)
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
20 Mar 2010 #34
British English is much more popular among young people.

My guess would be that it's because so many people go working in England.
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #35
Off topic maybe, but conversely, how do the Polish native speakers here feel about a foreigner learning the 'Zakopane ł' or 'stage ł' as in the 'dark' Russian variety vs. the standard non-velarized, labial 'ł'?

I've never been to Zakopane and don't know what's this 'Zakopane ł' is :P And I'm not sure what this 'dark' Russian variety means.

Do you mean the old "ł" which you can hear in old Polish films and which is spoken by people from Kresy? It sounds more like "l", yes?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #36
Tongue? You mean this ;p or what? ;)

32 is ok :)

My native tongue is not my only tongue :)

Poles like to imitate both forms but more AmE in my experience. They use slang from the 80's, LOL :)
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #37
Tongue? You mean this ;p or what? ;)

Well, I decided to have a try at some wordplay ;)))
Couldn't help myself ;D

32 is ok :)

:)

My native tongue is not my only tongue :)

So what other tongues have you acquired? :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #38
That would be telling ;) ;) That would sidetrack the thread.

It's strange to speak of UK English when there is such variety. Like German has Hochdeutsche and Japanese has Hyoujungyo, I guess there is some discernible British English but I see a lot of variation.
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #39
That would sidetrack the thread.

Well, you've started it ;) Not my fault - co złego, to nie ja ;D
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #40
Well, 'I've started so I'll finish' is a famous line from Mastermind in GB :)

Co złego, to nie ja. I like it. It reminds me of this, some classic AmE in a Bronx accent,... quite funny. A song for the mohair berets.

Some of the hard accents are really interesting for Poles, regardless of whether it be AmE or BrE.
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #41
Well, 'I've started so I'll finish' is a famous line from Mastermind in GB :)

Sounds reasonable :)

Co złego, to nie ja. I like it. It reminds me of this, some classic AmE in a Bronx accent,... quite funny. A song for the mohair berets.

;D
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #42
There are some Poles who really like Scottish English. It's funny to hear them speaking in a Scottish way.

My students are blown away when speak in Doric to them. The ones that speak English well get a nasty shock. It really is quite different.
Wroclaw Boy
21 Mar 2010 #43
I said before on here i heard a native Pole speak with a Northern Irish accent, twas ammusing.

So you can immitate all the UK accents Seanus?

Did you see this, was posted before:

youtu.be/3UgpfSp2t6k
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #44
I can imitate most of them, yes. Not as well as she does it, though.
pgtx 30 | 3,158
21 Mar 2010 #45
ha! she was born in Texas! ;))
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #46
I thought she did the Texan accent the worst ;)
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #47
Did you see this, was posted before:

Wow, she's amazing :D
pgtx 30 | 3,158
21 Mar 2010 #48
I thought she did the Texan accent the worst ;)

how would you know? ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #49
I've listened to Bush often enough :(
pgtx 30 | 3,158
21 Mar 2010 #50
you should have stopped that... :)
Wroclaw Boy
21 Mar 2010 #51
Post something up on youtube then Seanus, we had a speaking thread on here and i dont remember hearing you at all. SeanBM posted as i did and quite a few others.

With regard to Amy Walker i would never have said she was an American.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #52
I wouldn't know how ;)

I remember that thread but I think it has been deleted.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
21 Mar 2010 #53
in my experience, they prefer american english, but often times misunderstand it. many words for poles are easier to pronounce or detect when spoken in british english, but due to the sheer exposure they have of american english, many prefer it.
frd 7 | 1,399
21 Mar 2010 #54
It depends, I never heard a single Pole saying "lorry" they are all truck here and there ; ) I could probably find more examples.. Surely because of american english being more present in everydays life, movies, tv shows and so on.
delphiandomine 86 | 18,263
21 Mar 2010 #55
in my experience, they prefer american english

Are they telling you that just to be polite?

British English is far more popular - people are far more likely to come into contact with Brits than Americans. American English is somewhat derided in Poland as being inferior, possibly because the gold standard is a Cambridge qualification.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
21 Mar 2010 #56
delphiandomine wrote:

Are they telling you that just to be polite?

yes, yes they are Delph. they all lie to me. they don't want to hurt my feelings. they also purposely act like they can't understand some of the words i say, and pronounce some words with british accents just to be "quirky". also, all those movies they watch from america, surely none of the american accents rub off on them. they simply ignore it all because they're shooting for the CPE exam.

seanus wrote:

I thought she did the Texan accent the worst ;)

anyone from the NY area can see the brooklyn accent is pretty off. i'd say that was the weakest one she did.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
21 Mar 2010 #57
Yeah, it didn't have the characteristic AAAAAW sound. Noo Yaaaawk :)
Krystal 6 | 95
21 Mar 2010 #58
I alway hear Polish people prefer British language better than America.

I only know England, North America and Canada are same English.
Each one have their own accents. I don't know how they do it.

Polish complained about America English because we have too many meaning.
For example:
Ball - Ball is like Ballroom( party), beach ball to play with or ball can mean fun too.
Paulina 10 | 1,451
21 Mar 2010 #59
anyone from the NY area can see the brooklyn accent is pretty off. i'd say that was the weakest one she did.

I don't know English accents that well, but I've noticed the French accent was also rather weak - she just said some words in French and I didn't hear that typical French "r" ;)
Lyzko
21 Mar 2010 #60
Thanks, Paulina:-)


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