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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvglHa_P9BA

I know this might not matter to most people, but I think it can help other people who read what America writes.

America sounds like Gene Kelly. He's got that youthful, higher range voice that sounds boyish. He speaks with a Transatlantic accent. This is accent is what all radio stars, television stars, and motion picture stars were trained in back in the 1930's-1950's. It's also called "Boarding School Accent." It is, in my opinion, the quintessential American accent.

Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_English

And yes, my Alfred can tap dance.

I can't promise his French is as good as Gene Kelly's. But if you ever wonder how America sounds, or at least my America, he sounds like Gene Kelly.

As an aside, Alfred can speak in all the various dialects and accents his citizens use. He tends to only use them in the area of their origin. It's a means of blending in - appearing to be one's neighbor or old friend. Someone from the Bronx will hear a Bronx accent. Someone from Texas will get that Texas drawl. And so on and so forth.

To all the other nations, he sounds like one of his old time movie stars - particularly Gene Kelly. =)

Date: 2010-12-30 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diedastaesrighs.livejournal.com
I blame you for making me get off my lazy ass to write all this down. (http://diedastaesrighs.livejournal.com/1806.html#cutid1) :|b ♥

I thought you might be interested maybe /hides

/lazy

Date: 2010-12-31 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ongreatfields.livejournal.com
Glad you think so, bby~!

Oh hey, totally not stalking you or anything

Date: 2011-01-12 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowersoul.livejournal.com
But everytime I watch "Moses Supposes" I picture America as Gene Kelly, Canada as Donald O'Connor, and England as the stuffy speach coach. I love Gene Kelly, and America that sounds and dances like him is awesome in my book.

In my headcanon America also knows the Lindy Hop.

*goes back to hiding*

Hey there! XD

Date: 2011-01-12 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usaisnumberwon.livejournal.com
I am glad my America is awesome in your book!

Yes. My Al knows that dance by heart!

:3

Date: 2011-01-12 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowersoul.livejournal.com
I need to play my America more. ;_;

Also, I was wondering if you wanted to continue the Christmas thread in my jounal? Since it's so long after Christmas and I feel bad for cluttering the OP's inbox.

Date: 2011-01-13 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usaisnumberwon.livejournal.com
Yes, yes you do!

Sure! We can do that! =D Just give me the link and I'll head on over to it!

Date: 2011-01-13 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowersoul.livejournal.com
Hmm, perhaps. When I'm back from my hiatus, whenever that is.

Post is up in my journal!

Date: 2011-01-14 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usaisnumberwon.livejournal.com
No rush man!

...w-where in your journal? Is is the Jan. 12th post? XD;

Date: 2011-01-14 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowersoul.livejournal.com
That's the one!

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