Found Sounds: Pardon? No comprende? I don’t understand!

Found Sounds: Pardon? No comprende? I don’t understand!

Found Sounds is a SoundCloud community feature focusing on some of the most weird and wonderful sounds that can be found on SoundCloud. Count on new installments with some of our favorite sounds each Tuesday!

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“Pardon, excuse me, I don’t quite understand?” Isn’t it funny how even if you live in the same country and speak the same language, someone living a few hours away can sound completely different to you! Accents are intriguing and funny things! I’m sure we all have our favorites, so this week in Found Sounds we will share with you some of those distinctive accents.

“alright duck, pop the kettle!” To some of you that may sound quite ridiculous, but to those living in Yorkshire, North of England, there’s nothing strange about that at all. Aspiring actor Nik White tells us a short story in, what I must say is, an uncanny Yorkshire accent.

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The New York accent is an extremely identifiable one. Well practiced in movies, usually characterizing American Gangsters, such as The Godfather and Goodfellas. The origins of this accent are extremely diverse, but the immigration in the early 20th century of Italians and Eastern European Jewish citizens gave the dialect a very particular twang. How does Darren Altman fair with his attempt of being a New Yorker? Can he pull it off?

To confuse us even more, countries such as Spain have dialects that differ so much between regions that they’re counted as two different languages! In the Catalonia regions of Spain citizens tend to speak Catalan, which is the official language of bordering country Andorra and co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia. Can you tell the difference between the two?

What accents make up your country? Do certain accents mean something to you? Or do you think you can do a particularly great impression of a certain accent? Why not share them with us in this group?

That’s all for this week’s Found Sounds! Tune in next week for more crazy sounds from the ‘Cloud.

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