English voice-over in American accent
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Voice-over recording in foreign accents is becoming increasingly popular, as it becomes important to access markets overseas. To speak to, and identify with English speakers from countries abroad, it is far better to speak in their accent or dialect.
All of our foreign accent voice artists speak English with the accent of their native country. Please contact our talent management team for help with English voice-over recordings, read in a foreign accent.
Matinée Multilingual have been recording professional voice-overs in over 80 languages, for more than 30 years. Many of our foreign voice artists speak perfect English but naturally with an accent. This give us a rich source of foreign accent voice talent when customers ask for English read in a foreign accent.
We supply and record accented English voice talent for documentary, advertising, corporate video, e-Learning and telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. Then we’ll deliver the audio back to you within a very short time frame, via FTP, and in any file format you require.
Please complete the Quick Quote form below and we’ll respond with the hour. Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in foreign accents. For more information, and to check the availability of our foreign accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email email@example.com
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Matinée were selected over other voice-over agencies because of our fair prices, quick turn-around, and the quality of American voice-over talent we offer.
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Origins of the American language and accent
General American is the name for the standard American accent. This accent is said not to show any regional influence, like BBC English. It is said that the people from Ohio, which is a mid-western state bordering Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky. When television presenters are being trained to speak for television, this is apparently the accent they learn.
The American Mid- West accent is also influenced by German and Scandinavian settlers who came to America in the 1800s. This was when America gave out free land to settlers who would develop it for at least five years.
On the East Coast of the United States, Puritans from East Anglia in the UK settled, as well as people from the West Country. It is here that you will find accents that are distinctive, for instance in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. This is due to the fact that these regions kept in close contact with England and copied upper class accents that were spoken.
When British people first settled in America they had an accent variety called Rhotic. This is to do with the pronunciation of the letter r. Scottish and Irish people still use this variation, but most parts of England have lost their Rhotic variation. The Americans picked up Rhotic from the early British settlers and they still use it today.
If you want to listen to English spoken with an American accent, just listen to anyone of America’s top TV serials, like Friends, The Big Bang Theory or Two and Half Men and you can hear the American accent in all its glory.
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