Tonyblack wrote:So does more money change your voice? I know that Nigel Kennedy went from very posh sounding to extreme Lundun the more money he got.
Ah, but you see, money makes you sound posh, but fiddlin' on the old tonic and gin
turns you cockney faster.
Square12 wrote:I haven't read the article but it seems kind of obvious to me, your accent can adapt to those around you, an effect that I expect will be magnified if you want to fit in and be popular.
That's why I was surprised at the article, although possibly they were trying to trying to measure how much and how quickly. However, a pari of celebrities doesn't make much of a dataset, sounds like a joke or an attempt to drum-up publicity.
Square12 wrote:Also for example I can only remember my Spanish mobile number using Spanish numbers ie seis-dos-dos...... I then have to translate back into English if I am giving it to an English speaker!
Nice anecdote. Memory is funny like that, it often works as a chain of associations.