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Torq

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« Reply #30 on: 3 years ago »
Hahaha don't feel bad Torq. As an American, even I can't tell what the ***** the Irish are saying at times. :D

Well, I picked up the local slang and accent with time, but in the beginning it was scary. :)

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At least if you learn Polish, apart from the mountain areas and parts of Silesia, you will encounter the same accent throughout the whole country, which makes things a bit easier considering Polish is hard to learn.

Exactly. Standard Polish is difficult enough to learn without having to worry about accents or dialects.

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« Reply #31 on: 3 years ago »
I can imagine :D I lived in Ireland for about three years; when I first came to Dublin I thought I was a master of the English language, and then someone addressed me with "Orite, mate. How's she cuttin'?", and I was like "WTF?".

I picked up the local slang and accent with time, but in the beginning it was scary. :)

So, Torq, does your English have an Irish accent?

My brother-in-law's wife's brother lives in Ireland.  So, he's a Pole (born, raised, and educated in Poland) who speaks English with a Polish-accented Irish accent.  I guess on every other word he says.  I need a Polish English-speaking translator to translate his English for me.   ;D

 BTW, how was she cuttin'?  :) {What does that mean?}

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« Reply #32 on: 3 years ago »
I tried once watching British movie but they were using Scottish accent. No slightest idea what they were saying. Thank God the movie was subtitled in French so I figured it out.

The old saying about Americans and British divided by the common language  :D

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« Reply #33 on: 3 years ago »
I tried once watching British movie but they were using Scottish accent. No slightest idea what they were saying. Thank God the movie was subtitled in French so I figured it out.
Oh, stop showing off...Polish, English, French...let me guess, while speaking with a native English proficiency on ATP, you simultaneously indulge your hobby of speaking Icelandic over your shortwave radio.   :D 

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The old saying about Americans and British divided by the common language  :D

Yeah, those Brits sure do speak funny.   ;D

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« Reply #34 on: 3 years ago »
So, Torq, does your English have an Irish accent?

I can speak with Dublin accent (wouldn't try Cork though). :)

Can also do RP, Estuary English, Standard American and Southern American (Philip Casnoff in North & South style). 8)

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BTW, how was she cuttin'?  :) {What does that mean?}

"How's she cuttin?" means "How are you?", and if you're fine then proper reply is "sucking (pron. sookin') diesel".

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« Reply #35 on: 3 years ago »

I can speak with Dublin accent (wouldn't try Cork though). :)

Can also do RP, Estuary English, Standard American and Southern American (Philip Casnoff in North & South style). 8)


Impressive range...although I'm not surprised.  Which one you like best?  Personally, I think the South Carolinian/Georgian accent--particularly what you'd hear in Savannah Georgia.  It is the best of all English accents, IMO. 

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"How's she cuttin?" means "How are you?", and if you're fine then proper reply is "sucking (pron. sookin') diesel".

 ;D  I'm going to start using that. 

Admirer: How are you, AntV?

AntV: I'm sookin' diesel.


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« Reply #36 on: 3 years ago »
I tried once watching British movie but they were using Scottish accent. No slightest idea what they were saying. Thank God the movie was subtitled in French so I figured it out.
Oh, stop showing off...Polish, English, French...let me guess, while speaking with a native English proficiency on ATP, you simultaneously indulge your hobby of speaking Icelandic over your shortwave radio.   :D 

Of course, that's only one of them    ;)


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« Reply #37 on: 3 years ago »
Of course, that's only one of them    ;)

show off.  :)

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« Reply #38 on: 3 years ago »
Impressive range...although I'm not surprised.  Which one you like best?  Personally, I think the South Carolinian/Georgian
accent--particularly what you'd hear in Savannah Georgia.  It is the best of all English accents, IMO.

I agree, Southern American accents are simply charming. :)

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;D  I'm going to start using that.

Admirer: How are you, AntV?

AntV: I'm sookin' diesel.

 ;D

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« Reply #39 on: 3 years ago »
Well as long as one isn't accused of being Voldemort, knowing Polish can be handy
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« Reply #40 on: 3 years ago »
My wife thought all English is spoken like Queen Elizabeth :)

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« Reply #41 on: 3 years ago »


Left: They see trucks.

Right: Light bulbs see you.

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Left: They see trucks.

Right: Light bulbs see you.

C'mon!  That's just not fair! 

I'm convinced that Polish is nothing more than a cruel tool of international intimidation.

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« Reply #43 on: 3 years ago »
C'mon!  That's just not fair! 

I'm convinced that Polish is nothing more than a cruel tool of international intimidation.

 :D

There's more where that came from, Anti...



Left: Maciek had a rose-patterned sweater on him. (in Polish "have sth on oneself" means "to be wearing")

Right: Maciek had a sweater in a pipe on him.

"Ó" and  "u" as well as "Rz" and "ż" make exactly the same sounds.

Don't worry, Anti. Poles make tons of mistakes in their own language every day, and these mistakes can be very painful sometimes and have longlasting consequences...



... the tatoo says "Poland - never forget where you're from"; the problem is: it should be "skąd" not "z kąd". :D

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Left: Maciek had a rose-patterned sweater on him. (in Polish "have sth on oneself" means "to be wearing")

Right: Maciek had a sweater in a pipe on him.

Ooooph!  *AntV, breaks into cold sweats and tremors

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"Ó" and  "u" as well as "Rz" and "ż" make exactly the same sounds.

I'm amazed how you Polish speakers can pick-up the difference between the "sz" and "si/ś", and the "cz" and "ci/ć" sounds.  It's a language that is built off of intimidation, I tell ya!

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Don't worry, Anti. Poles make tons of mistakes in their own language every day, and these mistakes can be very painful sometimes and have longlasting consequences...



... the tatoo says "Poland - never forget where you're from"; the problem is: it should be "skąd" not "z kąd". :D

 :D  :D   Ooooops!