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Monday, January 09, 2006

A Conversation

A conversation that I have been having online (you can see where I jump in)
accent ?

by - isabelle-pack 3 days ago (Thu Jan 5 2006 09:30:47 )
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I am a French Michelle fan and I would like to know if michelle has an accent when she speaks English.

Yes, but it's a very slight accent
by - AMission 3 days ago (Thu Jan 5 2006 23:00:27 )
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You can tell she is NOT a native English speaker, but she is highly educated and has known English fluently for a fairly long time, since-- I think-- her university years. She is a smart woman who is a native Cantonese speaker. She apparently has a really awful accent when speaking Mandarin Chinese, but NOT English.

She doesn't mix up her "r" or "l" sounds, and her pronounciation and enunciation is very good. She has a sort of husky voice and it's attractive, but you can tell she has an accent.

Re: Yes, but it's a very slight accent
by - WhoLead 3 days ago (Fri Jan 6 2006 03:09:02 )
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She has a British accent with her english, which is why she doesn't mix anything up. The reason for this is she learned English when she was a child going to school - Malaysia is a former British colony. Plus, she spent several years honing her English skills when going to school in England, working her way to a degree in choreography before becoming Miss Malaysia and then onto stardom in HK.

Re: Yes, but it's a very slight accent
by - isabelle-pack 9 hours ago (Sun Jan 8 2006 22:10:46 )
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thanks for answers

Re: Yes, but it's a very slight accent
by - WhoLead 4 hours ago (Mon Jan 9 2006 03:12:46 )
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Happy to help. Happy New Year!

Re: Yes, but it's a very slight accent
by - Xenite_one 18 seconds ago (Mon Jan 9 2006 07:58:16 )
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I don't have a source for this or anything, but I remember hearing somewhere that Michelle spoke English first. Now, I'm wondering if that's true or not. Mostly because I was under the impression that English was the language that most people spoke there, but a little research has proved that to be false. Apparently, during the time that Michelle was in grade school she would have been learning English, but speaking Malay (the official language of Malaysia) at home. Of course, Michelle's family was pretty well to do, so I don't know if she wouldn't have learned some English at home. That's just my understanding.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous TIGGANY!!! said...

what are you guys talking about? curious readers wanna know!

1:11 AM  
Blogger Terri D. said...

We're actually talking about Michelle Yeoh, actress, dancer, and awesome person all around. Star of such movies as In Position of Pouncing Tiger, Hiding Dragon, Supercop, Tomorrow Never Dies, and her newest carnation as Mameha in Memoirs of a Geisha. YaY!!!

2:11 PM  

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