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Ok well there's a girl I like that thinks Irish accents are really sexy, so I want to learn how to do one to impress her. Any ideas/tips? (yes, I know there are many different regional accents, but I want to learn the "general" Irish accent. and I can't spend time around any Irish people either, because I don't know any) Thanks!


Edit: Ok i REALLY think most of you are completely missing the point....so I'll (once again) tell you what I mean

I am NOT trying to impersonate an Irish person. I'm not trying to tell her I'm from Ireland. I'm not going to always act Irish, I just want to do the accent OCCASIONALLY!!!! AS A JOKE!!!! we both realize full well that I am not from Ireland. Its just a little joke to make her laugh, and when I mean "impress" I just mean to make her laugh...

Most of you are interpreting this as - I'm trying to convince her I'm from Ireland, and I'm being a complete fake.

I'm being myself, its just a joke, like (stupid analogy I know) a magic trick. If I showed her a magic trick is doesn't mean I'm trying to convince her that I'm a professional magician, would it? I don't think so. So please try to understand what I'm saying.

And No , I did not tell her I already can speak with an Irish accent.
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My tip is that you are trying too hard.
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So what happens when you forget to speak with an Irish accent?
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by general i'm assuming you mean the colin farrel?

i'm irish btw, so if you hav any qs bout it just ask
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so if you end up going out with her you have to speak in an accent for the whole time??? seriously dont try so hard....
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or watch dara o briain as well,

we excessively use the phrase "ah now"

throw in some colliquialism (spelling?) such as
"taking the piss" (making fun of)
"acting the maggot" (acting stupidly)
call someone a "prick" (basically a dickhead)

i'll edit in more as i think of them
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no I'm not going to speak in an irish accent the whole time, i mean as just doing it occasionally to make her laugh/ impress her
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#12
lol thats funny! dont bother trying coz you will just mess up and make a fool of yourself
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don't bother, you're not irish and you're trying too hard
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How do you expect people typing in words to help you understand an accent? You might aswell ask a lamp post.
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lol thats funny! dont bother trying coz you will just mess up and make a fool of yourself


why do you say that? I'm not going to always do the accent and be a fake, I've met her in person plenty of times, I just want to learn how to do it to make her laugh sometimes.
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i've the advantage of being myself whilst having my irish accent...jealous much TS?
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i've the advantage of being myself whilst having my irish accent...jealous much TS?

I personally have no idea what an Irish accent sounds like. The only English accents we get around here is Israeli (sounds like ****, a mixture of Indian and Arab), American (the bad type, like in Brooklyn. Worst accent ever.) and (sadly) rarely, British.
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Ok I think you guys are taking it the wrong way. I'm not going to speak in it the whole time, its not like i've never met her in person and i'm trying to convince her that i'm irish. she knows i'm not irish, i've met her in person plenty of times at school. i just want to learn how to do one, to make her laugh! as a joke! I think you guys are interpreting it to be much more serious than it actually is
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talk like this

[irish accent] Would like to cop a feel of me irish steel. [/irish accent]
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Ok I think you guys are taking it the wrong way. I'm not going to speak in it the whole time, its not like i've never met her in person and i'm trying to convince her that i'm irish. she knows i'm not irish, i've met her in person plenty of times at school. i just want to learn how to do one, to make her laugh! as a joke! I think you guys are interpreting it to be much more serious than it actually is

If you never met her in person, how can you love her, and how do you expect to actually meet her?
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what region you have?


hehe TS could watch this
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Ok I think you guys are taking it the wrong way. I'm not going to speak in it the whole time, its not like i've never met her in person and i'm trying to convince her that i'm irish. she knows i'm not irish, i've met her in person plenty of times at school. i just want to learn how to do one, to make her laugh! as a joke! I think you guys are interpreting it to be much more serious than it actually is


that's what i thought. though affecting one the whole time could be hilarious.

any particular one you want to do? do you know which ones she likes?

anyway, try these for starters:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiberno_English

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_accents#Ireland

bear in mind, i have never, ever heard anyone use the term "to be sure, to be sure". I'm pretty sure that's made up. we do, however, often add a negative at the end of the sentence, e.g. "it's hot today, isn't it [sometimes "so it is"]?"

generally speaking, the closer you get to the north and east of ireland/northern ireland, the closer the accent gets to scottish. In ballymena, a town in the north east of northern ireland, for example, the accent is basically scottish- if you met someone from ballymena in scotland you'd assume he/she was scottish (seriously, i'm not making that up). which is hilarious.

also bear in mind that the vast majority of irish accents (both north and south) are rhotic. i.e. like a pirate. just worth mentioning that if your actual accent isn't.
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Ok I think you guys are taking it the wrong way. I'm not going to speak in it the whole time, its not like i've never met her in person and i'm trying to convince her that i'm irish. she knows i'm not irish, i've met her in person plenty of times at school. i just want to learn how to do one, to make her laugh! as a joke! I think you guys are interpreting it to be much more serious than it actually is



So, why are you bothering? Seriously man, just be yourself and the pussy'll come rolling in, even if you are the most misogynistic chauvinist.
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no no no, I HAVE met her in person. MANY TIMES. we'll both realize its a joke, just to be funny.
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Lol jimmy, read the post you quoted again

Oh, sorry, misread it lol... I rad it as "It's not like I EVER met her in person".
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no no no, I HAVE met her in person. MANY TIMES. we'll both realize its a joke, just to be funny.

nothing quite like poking fun at another nation's dialect to make one chuckle
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Well if she thinks irish accents are sexy, then I'd probably just walk away from her man.
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