Do you speak plopper ? Does it matter ?
Posted on 8:14pm Thursday 24th Mar 2011
Do you talk plopper ? Does the way you speak matter ?
Have you been speaking to someone face – to – face or on the telephone and after five minutes of hearing you speak, ask you to say what you said again? Usually the person is trying to place your accent from what you are saying.
A leading linguistics teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, in London, once said to a student “ often an actor learns Received Pronunciation English and two words can let them down , if those words are mispronounced. To a trained linguist, these words can place where their accent is from”. England is an accent – rich country. Few nations have as many distinct and sometimes dubious accents.
An accent is a shared, distinctive way of speaking that is usually associated with specific geographical regions such as Nova Scotia or New York.
There is evidence to suggest we prefer , like and trust people whom we can detect by their similar accent.
Often the way you speak does matter.