Something about an accent
What is it about an accent that is just music to ones ear?
One of the beautiful advantages of travelling is the opportunity to immerse ones self into a culture, and what better way to gel with locals but by simply speaking and interacting with them. I'm a Trinbagonian, and it has been and is said that we have a "sing-song" melody to our accent, and that is something I cannot deny. Now, of course I cannot be objective, but we truly do have the best accent throughout the West Indies. Now, you may scoff at that and that's alright, because you are entitled to your awesome opinion, but, the truth remains, Trinbagonians have the best accent throughout the West Indies. Take it with a spoonful of sugar and adjust, lol.
I have been living in Canada for manyyyyyy years, and yes I have lost my Trini accent, but all it takes for it to resurface is being around fellow Trinis and boom..."whappen gyul", just pops out, lol.
Now grant it, every West Indian will say their accent is undoubtedly the best, but, truth be told, there are some accents I honestly, do not understand. For example, Bajans, and Jamaicans, and dare I say, at times my own people, I sit there bewildered and listen with a "what the hell is happening here" look on my face.
But, all one has to do is simply listen, and soon enough you'll catch everything being said. Happy listening and mimicking.
Ooh, and mimicking another's accent is not all that cute a thing to do...(you know who you are, as I look at myself in the mirror...) :)