Correspondent Accents

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Stephen
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Post by Stephen » Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:37 pm

I have been watching the coverage of the Pope lately. One of the Correspondents in Rome seems to have an odd accent I cannot quite put my finger on; sounds American but not. Does anyone know where the accent is from?

skyspy
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Post by skyspy » Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:36 pm

Stephen+Feb 4 2005, 11:29 AM(Stephen @ Feb 4 2005, 11:29 AM)

I have been watching the coverage of the Pope lately.  One of the Correspondents in Rome seems to have an odd accent I cannot quite put my finger on; sounds American but not.  Does anyone know where the accent is from?No I dont know who you are referring to .





When I hear Barbara serra speak I am reminded of some of the BBC reporters such as Barbara Plett and Lyse Doucet. Its an unusual accent that is only a little bit irritating and distracting.

daved2424
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Post by daved2424 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:51 pm

Barbara Serra is Italian. Is this who you're talking about?

eagleeye
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Post by eagleeye » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:01 pm

Is Lyse Doucet Canadian/Quebecois [maybe]? I took an irrational dislike to her, not because of her accent though.



Talking of accents, Martin Bell once claimed that Christiane Amanpour's "exotic-type" accent is totally fake; that's she's really 'Cheltenham Ladies' College' posh - (this was in a book of his I read). Can anyone confirm that as if true, it's pretty impressive going on her part that it never slips!



I don't care if someone's 'foreign' as long as they are a good reporter. Having said that, it's incontestable that a certain Mr David Chater has the best voice in broadcast telly.

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