What nationality have the best foriegn accent when speaking English.

I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.
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Henley:
I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.

Yes! The Dutch barely have any hint of accent when speaking American. A lot of Italians don't have much of an accent either.
What nationality have the best foriegn accent when speaking English. I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.

Scandinavians may talk* English, but they don't *walk English, if you know what I mean.
As for the Dutch, the guys they have on Radio Netherlands sound sort of like fake effete Americans. I don't really know what's going on there. Assuming they're not Canadians, maybe they're all really The Folks From Bangalore(TM).
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Henley:

I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.

Yes! The Dutch barely have any hint of accent when speaking American. A lot of Italians don't have much of an accent either.

Tradition has it that the Dutch accent resembles cockney, or 17th century English,
Jan
What nationality have the best foriegn accent when speaking English. I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.

Scandinavians may talk* English, but they don't *walk English, if you know what I mean. As for the Dutch, the guys they have on Radio Netherlands sound sort of like fake effete Americans. I don't really know what's going on there.

Just the Dutch speaking their own brand of 'stonecoal'. For the rest the problem is just the English with their awful accent,

Jan

"When in London, I can understand the Germans when they speak English, I can understand the Scandinavans when they speak English, I can understand the French when they speak English, I can understand the Italians when they speak English, I can even understand the Japanese when they speak English, so why the hell can't I understand the English when they speak English?"
Henley:

I've personally noticed that scandanavians sound so English and the Dutch sound so American.

Yes! The Dutch barely have any hint of accent when speaking American. A lot of Italians don't have much of an accent either.

Italians?? they have the most recognizable intonation (italian) whatever other language they speak. Unless of course you mean they sound like those New York Italians (mafia) featured in many movies.
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Henley: Yes! The Dutch barely have any hint of accent when speaking American. A lot of Italians don't have much of an accent either.

Tradition has it that the Dutch accent resembles cockney, or 17th century English,

A strange tradition! I don't want to get into the dating game here... but I would have plumped for something much further North than Bow Bells.

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Henley: Yes! The Dutch barely have any hint of accent when speaking American. A lot of Italians don't have much of an accent either.

Italians?? they have the most recognizable intonation (italian) whatever other language they speak. Unless of course you mean they sound like those New York Italians (mafia) featured in many movies.

Just listen to an Italian saying
Dooblevoodooblevoodooblevoo in English,
Jan
Jan
What nationality have the best foriegn accent when speaking English.

What do you mean by "best"? Most distinctive? Most intelligible? Most euphonic? Most like the accent they use when speaking in their own native language? Most like the people whose language they're using? Or what?
What do you mean by "foriegn"? Foreign to us English? Foreign to Americans? Foreign to themselves? Or what?
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