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Bat Goddess why do some sing in usa accent (64* d) RE: why do some sing in usa accent 09 Nov 18


Tom's (Curmudgeon) accent when singing totally confused rock climber Paul Ross when he frequented the White Horse Pub at the Nereledge Inn (in North Conway, NH, USA) back in the Eighties. Paul didn't think Tom was native NH (he was), but couldn't place his accent. Tom sang traditional English and Scots songs mostly and often incorporated the language patterns and pronunciation of the singer (or singers) in the recording(s) from whom he learned the song.

Tom spoke pretty much American Standard Broadcast English, but could slip into "Yankee" (Maine, NH regional accent) if he wanted to...and quite convincingly, too.

Tom sang with the accent that was comfortable to him for the song.

Linn


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