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    English Accent

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    The accent of someone traditionally from England. Not to be confused with Welsh or Scottish, which are totally different despite being sometimes referred to as simply "British" accent.

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    English Accent last edited by Sirkinsella98 on 02/12/23 02:09PM View full history


    An English accent originates from England, a country in the United Kingdom.

    Regional Dialects

    Across the country, England is home to several regional dialects:

    Received Pronunciation

    This is the accent commonly spoken on English news channels and radio shows, and is used extensively across the United Kingdom.

    Several video game characters, such as Lara Croft, Theresa, Jasper, Haytham Kenway and Allistair Tenpenny, speak in a received pronunciation dialect.


    An accent originating from London, Cockney is a dialect known for the frequnt use of rhyming slang.

    Charlie Cutter from the Uncharted series has a distinctive Cockney accent.

    West Country

    A dialect from south-western England, west country is a dialect commonly associated with pirates, farmers and rural living.

    Wheatley from Portal 2 is voiced by Stephen Merchant, who has a west country accent.

    Welsh English

    Although Wales has its own language, the majority language spoken in the country is English.

    Pirate Assassin Edward Kenway from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, speaks in Welsh English.


    Lancashire is an accent from northern England, which shares some similarities with Yorkshire's accent - but is different enough to be its own unique dialect.

    LittleBigPlanet character Clive Handforth speaks in a Lancastrian accent.


    Being the largest county in England, Yorkshire offers an identifiable northern regional dialect also generally associated with the working class.

    Martin Septim, Alec Trevelyan and Mark Faba are voiced and portrayed by Sean Bean, an actor who has a distinguishable Yorkshire accent.


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