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Accents And How You Perceive Them
 
# 1 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 01:15
 
 
Do you feel that a raw Dublin accent represents a red line Luas riding junkie type who will howl for drugs while taking your eye out or do you hear a softer side as espoused by the likable folk who comment on Gogglebox. I love all accents and feel no threat from them, but the tone of some tend to unfairly perhaps make me wary of what seems to be an aggressive and belligerent tone. Is this par for the course or am I paranoid.? What do you bleedin' well think.?
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# 2 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 01:20
 
 
I bleedin' assed ya whah ya bleedin' thinked, don' eggnore me or i'll screem in yur ear so I will.
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# 3 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 03:01
 
 
People who think they don't have accents are funny
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# 4 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 16:49
 
 
did you know there are accents in sign languages?
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# 5 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:10
 
 
Someone said :
did you know there are accents in sign languages?

I knew there were dialects (and in Ireland because of the separate schooling, female and male dialects of ISL), but I did not know that there were accents in ISL.
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# 6 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:17
 
 
Yes, you could arguably say that there are many variations within ISL and not only on gender lines.

There is the Mid-West sign accent (Tipperary, Limerick and Clare)
There is the Kerry sign accent (Kerry)
Cork
Dublin

Strictly speaking, when I say accent, I mean sign variation. how you sign, the way you shape the hands and use the facial expressions, what linguists call non-manual features.
Also, there is a GSV (Gay Sign Variation.)
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# 7 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:18
 
 
That's fascinating.
Is it a 'handedness', like the left or right hand being more prominent, or is it to do with subtleness of motion or inflection?
With the spoken word you can usually determine where the speaker is from by the accent. Is there any such clues is ISL or other SLs?
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# 8 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:20
 
 
yes, there are subtle differences in sign vocabulary, the way signs are formed, the speed at which one signs, the non-manual features, and so on.

Handedness... if the signer is left handed, then the left hand is the dominant hand, while the right hand is the passive hand.
Right handed? the other way around.
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# 9 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:20
 
 
You answered my question before I got a chance to ask it.
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# 10 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 17:22
 
 
ah, ok.
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# 11 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 20:04
 
 
as a non english speaker, i see what you mean. i guess some of the accents in dublin are so heavily working class that they can be a bit intimidating, sometimes.
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# 12 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 20:18
 
 
I was told there were seven distinct Dublin accents.
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# 13 : Sunday 5-3-2017 @ 23:11
 
 
Seven really hmm i could not but i Dublin native could distinguise between them though i would recognise certain things.
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# 14 : Monday 6-3-2017 @ 19:50
 
 
Ahh, but Sr.Butters, I put it to you that your example contained not only an example of accent, but one of lexicon also.
And I shock us both further by claiming it may be more likely someone is or is not a scumbag, based on the breadth of their lexicon, rather then the depth of their accent.

Or at the very least equally likely.

For I have often heard well rounded people with thick accents, of all shapes and sizes, but ne'er have I heard a well rounded high class socialite with a garish, repetitive and threatening lexicon.
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# 15 : Monday 6-3-2017 @ 19:56
 
 
Someone said :
For I have often heard well rounded people with thick accents, of all shapes and sizes, but ne'er have I heard a well rounded high class socialite with a garish, repetitive and threatening lexicon.



Made me think of a certain "gentleman".
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