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re: how are her accent(s)?
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 05:41 pm EST 02/14/19
In reply to: re: how are her accent(s)? - AlanScott 02:41 am EST 02/12/19

"What perhaps would be correct, if I trust what is written at the link, is that at the time Shaw wrote Pygmalion, RP was spoken by so few people — not even the 2 percent estimated in the linked article who would later come to speak it — as to be virtually unknown as a true accent that one might encounter, even rarely, in real life."

Which presumably is what Karpathy means when he says of Eliza (as quoted by Higgins), "Her English is too good....which clearly indicates that she is foreign / For whereas others are instructed in their native language, English people aren' "

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