Off Topic Why is BBC4 TV such a brilliant channel ?

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  1. Ernie Shackleton

    Ernie Shackleton Well-Known Member

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    I've just watched a documentary about myself.

    I mean, I'm not a BBC TV personality, I don't have Asperger's Syndrome, and I don't come from Southampton, but apart from that...
     
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  2. City Man

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    On again right now.
     
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  3. Julian Edelman

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    Wisting currently on on a Saturday night is a good wAtch
     
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  4. Plum

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    Fairly compulsive but it's very Scandinavian, ie gloomy!
     
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  5. Julian Edelman

    Julian Edelman Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is very Scandi !
     
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  6. Heimdallr

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    Is it easy for you to tell the difference between Swedish and Norwegian languages or do they sound the same? I'm guessing Danish is easier for you to. Identify as is more guttural/Teutonic sounding.
     
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  7. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    On a slightly different angle, over the years I have spent a lot of time in Norway/Sweden & Denmark, where they all speak very good English. But of the 3 countries, I would say the Swedish have the closest to the English accent.
     
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  8. Julian Edelman

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    No not really I'm to busy looking at the subtitles
     
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  9. Evington

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    Bloody brilliant that film. Watched it first time around. My missus thinks I'm mad. Says she who subscribes to Netflix.
     
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  10. Heimdallr

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    What age range - most under-30s in all 3 countries are more or less bilingual now due to internet and culture. I have a 15 year old niece who speaks English with a non specific Yorkshire accent because of Game of Thrones. A lot of older Norwegians were supposedly not as proficient in English as learned German as a second language up to the 1970s, but then an Inspector Morse obsession converted that generation.
     
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  11. Plum

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    Of the 3 I find Danish has by far the most distinctive sound, Swedish I think I can recognise because I understand it a little. I'm deliberately ignoring Finnish, that's just too hard. :emoticon-0101-sadsm
     
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  12. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    All age ranges, all 3 countries speak excellent English, I have just found the Swedish generally have less of an accent related to their own language.
     
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  13. Ernie Shackleton

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    With this exception I'm guessing?

     
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  14. Febbos

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    I'd say I find it pretty easy :emoticon-0138-think
     
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  15. Febbos

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    Controversial! :emoticon-0176-smoke

    People in the north basically speak a different language based on the accent compared to the people in the very south.
    Most popular Scandi series based somewhere in Sweden are mostly in the south

    Edit: Altho I guess the accents might be hard to pinpoint for the untrained ear


    General question to anyone that's seen The Bridge/Bron. Do you hear a clear difference between Swedish and Danish?
     
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  16. Mr Hatem

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    Yes. I can distinguish between Swedish and Danish.
    I do have a problem distinguishing between Swedish and Norwegian.
     
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  17. Febbos

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    I'd say Norwegians sound a bit more happy/choppy
    Apparently Swedish sounds a bit more like we're singing


    I can't listen to this clip at the moment ("working"), but Robyn is speaking in Swedish and the interviewers in Norwegian

     
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  18. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    I guess it is who you have experience talking with. I generally could tell when they spoke English whether they were Danish or Norwegian, but less so if they are Swedish. In fact, with a couple of Swedes I met their English was so good, I thought they were English. Having said that, I had a shipping broker in Denmark who I spoke to daily, and when I first contacted him I thought he was Welsh. So you probably you can deduce from that, that I talking a load of bollocks anyhow.<laugh>
     
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  19. Plum

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    Yes! The tone is very different. Danish people, especially older ones, tend to speak with a sort of downbeat tone. You know how Australians will often lift their voice a little on the last word of a sentence? Danes imo do exactly the opposite! I lived in Copenhagen for 3 years a while ago so I'm not talking completely out of my backside...:emoticon-0100-smile

    Incidentally the Danes I worked with spoke English well enough to take the piss out of my northern accent, bastards them.:emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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  20. Mr Hatem

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    You have a northern accent? That's a coincidence, so do I.
     
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