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  1. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Wikipedia has her growing up in England and not going to Scotland until she was an adult. I just now listened to her interview with Oprah Winfrey on YouTube (excellent!) where she says she went from London to a Scottish hotel to write her last Harry Potter book in order to have some solitude. In that interview her accent sounds to me like a very proper English accent and a delight to listen to. But heck, what does somebody from the state of Iowa, USA, really know about accents in the UK?

    Here's a link to the J. K Rowling interview:
    Thanks. Tbh I never really followed her or read her books or watched her films. A very proper English Accent would fit her as people who do a lot of interviews often use RP so they can talk clearly. I use it myself when doing telephone canvassing or speaking with people in authority. I save a local accent for when I am talking to ordinary people. Lol

    And don't be so hard on yourself. Never been to Iowa but heard it is a nice place. And at least you won't talk like a Texan! (Joke all Texans. I love the place really!)
    06-26-2018 03:15 PM
  2. TraderGary's Avatar
    Thanks. Tbh I never really followed her or read her books or watched her films. A very proper English Accent would fit her as people who do a lot of interviews often use RP so they can talk clearly. I use it myself when doing telephone canvassing or speaking with people in authority. I save a local accent for when I am talking to ordinary people. Lol

    And don't be so hard on yourself. Never been to Iowa but heard it is a nice place. And at least you won't talk like a Texan! (Joke all Texans. I love the place really!)
    When she became the first book author to become a billionaire it peaked my interest. She's sold over half a billion copies of the Harry Potter books! I needed to know why. So I read her first Harry Potter book. And I was hooked. I read the whole series, and I'm not a youngster. Her books are very well written and I found them very entertaining. I can certainly see why she's the best selling author in history.
    06-26-2018 04:25 PM
  3. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Ah. I knew there was Scottish in there somewhere. I think she grew up in Scotland as well. There is a neutral English accent known as Recieved Pronounciation which the posh people use. But across England we have a wide range of regional accents. There is London/Essex which sounds like the people speaking it are stupid, then there is a Birmingham/ Black country accent which is really thick. Yorkshire accents are quite rural sounding and the Bristol accent sounds like everyone are farmers. Then we have Northern accents which are really difficult to understand, Scottish, Welsh and Irish accents which are very distinct and even more. Scotland and Ireland have very different accents north and south of their countries as well.

    We may be a really small island but we talk really differently within 10s of miles.

    My accent is mixed. It has some Birmingham as I grew up in Warwickshire, some Scottish twang from living up there for a few years, definitely some South yorkshire as I live in Chesterfield on the border of South Yorkshire, still some London from living there for 8 years and even a bit of Jamaican Patois because my grandparents spoke it with me. And, I even have a posh voice for dealing with people who need to hear it. Product of 5 years of Private school during my teens!
    Haha, class reply Kirstein. My reply would have been, "I'm a Geordie and nobody can understand a word I say"
    06-27-2018 12:30 AM
  4. Tyler Ford3's Avatar
    I had a pixel one and I found this app called torchie, you just click both volume buttons in twice and the flashlight turns on. I now have a pixel 2 and it works just fine. I know this is a late response but I hope it helps you pixel fans
    01-23-2019 10:33 PM
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