Singer returned for a new accent breakdown video for Wired, this time for another round of analyzing accents from film and television covering places from around the entire globe. From Jennifer Lawrence’s stunted Russian accent to Daniel Kaluuya’s perfect American affectation to Gerard Butler’s rough Irish(ish) brogue, the list includes a full range of successes and failures.
The video doubles as an amazing lesson about the differences and similarities in the way many cultures and places speak, including how much of that is influenced by the physical movements of our mouths and tongues. This isn’t just a review of performances, it’s a global primer on linguistics.
After watching this we won’t take a great accent for granted again, and we’ll even be a little more forgiving of the bad ones. But maybe Kevin Costner should still check it out.
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