From: "Barbara Barrett" <barbarabarrett@...> > Which brings me to a question about accents; does anyone else find they > switch accents when they switch dialects of the same language? In my own > case I spent most of the first 11 years of my life in North America and > consequently now speak English with an accent the Brits call > "Transatlantic", but I speak Ulster-Scots with an Armagh accent. Spanish I speak with a typical Tex-Mex accent, I guess. French I speak with a bad American accent, but I need to learn how the Cajuns speak it. If/when I seriously learn German I want to speak it like a Texan. Yes, we have our own German dialect/accent, but sadly it's dying.... By the way, welcome to the list, and you might be the first native Scots speaker here! At least since I joined (for the first time) in 1997. I'm of Ulster Irish and Scottish descent myself, but I speak neither Scots or Gaelic (yet).