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Old 06-12-2019, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Wendell Wagner View Post
I wonder if it's typical for an American to hear an Irish person (if the American has no idea where the person comes from) as being sort of British and sort of American.
It can be the case. A lot of Irish accents have some features that stand out as American to Americans and probably to a lot of English people (like rhoticism), and some features that might stand out as English-sounding.

It reminds me about past discussions about Alistair Cooke, an English writer and broadcaster who lived in America for many decades. English people thought his accent had turned American and Americans thought he had never stopped sounding English.
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