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    Sexy voices

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by madhoca, Aug 23, 2010.

    No, I'm not hearing them in my head. I have a hero with a very slight Egyptian accent mixed with 'posh' English gentleman--kind of Omar Sharif, if any of you are old enough to remember him. (I'm having quite a problem depicting its effect on the heroine without tedious phonetic dialogue.)

    I suppose it's inevitable that I find Omar Sharif's voice Number One since it's slightly like my Turkish husband's. I also like Turkish men's voices because they all seem to have a lovely light baritone, so maybe it's not so much the accent, it's the tone of the voice that's important.

    It got me curious to know what accents people here found irresistible. Is there a star you'd nominate your all-time sexy voice champion? Or do pronounced accents actually turn you off? We'd better keep this thread respectable, btw.
     
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    Hehe, yes!

    The lead singer of grossstadtgeflüster, her voice melts me. Also, Ellen Page's voice.

    Weirdly enough, so does Peter Coyote's voice.

    As for accents, I like Eastern European ones. And Scottish ones. Mmm. xD
     
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    Tilda Swinton has the greatest voice in the world. It's just...perfect.
     
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    Mm, the Irish accent.
     
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    Seconds Irish accent.
     
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    Italian accents... and Irish ones too. Oh, and French.
     
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    Lydia.
     
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    Irish accents all the way.

    Travis Meeks, who sang for Days of the New gave me one of my earliest man crushes. Loved his southern, grunge.

    Oh, and keeping the celeb thing going, i'm going out on a line and say i love Judi Dunch voice. I find it quiet sexy.
     
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    I hate that girl's voice. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hard to explain but well spoken but with a slight regional English accent:

    Michael Ball, Peter Sissons, Ken Bruce

    womeN: Dawn French, Anna Ford, Moira Stuart
     
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    I wonder if anyone will actually choose the west country (English) accent :D
     
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    lol ooh actually yes my sexiest ever boyfriend he had a rich deep west country accent:) along with being good chunk over 6ft and long thick auburn hair and beard. I'll vote for it:)
     
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    You kinda have to be me to get this one, but Spanish spoken with a Brazilian accent turns off the higher centers of my neocortex and cranks up the baser functions. ;)
     
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    I like anybody with a deep baritone voice. Rough, rugged, and intelligent. Witty.
    Ville Valo & Sam Elliot mostly.

    I also like men who think as they're talking. So it comes out poetically, almost flowing like every word is meant to be said. Val Kilmer, Johnny Depp, Norman Reedus. I suppose Jim Morrison is the most poignant one here.

    As for accents, I've always loved The Australian accent. New Zealand. Scottish is the top of my list as well.

    As for the least, I really can't stand men with spanish accents. Brazillian. Blargh. I just am not attracted to them. It's almost as bad as a woman with an English accent.
     
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    I like the opposite, the way people who speak spanish tend to speak portuguese. Generally it's a very soft accent, but it is beautiful.

    In English I like irish, scottish and some english accents.
     
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    Female: Sandy Denny, when she sang with Fairport Convention. Beautiful tone and English accent.

    Male: American folksinger Gordon Bok. Warm bass-baritone, hugely authoritative.
     
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    Interesting. I've never really heard a native speaker of Spanish speaking Portuguese, but I often interpret for Brazilians who ask for a Spanish interpreter instead of a Portuguese interpreter because they think they won't find one, but a Spanish interpreter is a sure bet. I love the lilt, and the zh-zh-zh of the S's of Spanish as rendered by the native speaker of Portuguese.
     
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    I think I understand what you mean. I don't see many spanish speakers here very often, but I have studied with a few. They tend to talk a little faster, and I like the way the pronounce the L's and R's, mostly.

    I had forgotten to mention. I like the Portuguese accent from a Portuguese person.
     
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    All those Brazil references brought to mind "The Boys from Brazil" which made me remember a front runner-(Though English)-in the "Voice" category.

    A "Voice", that "made", the movie "Lolita",----------James Mason.
     
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    Men with deep voices (I prefer American--no accent for me) are sexy as a general rule. Not deep like a movie announcer or James Earl Jones, though.
     
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    Americans have an accent. It's just an "American" accent.
     
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    American accents vary not as wildly or as often as this side of the Atlantic but there are distinct differences my husband is a mid-west accent. Have to say he does have a filthy sexy voice.
     
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    That's why I said "no accent for me".
     
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    There is not one American accent, any more than there is any one British accent. American accents vary by region, state, city, or even neighborhood - anyone in Massachusetts could tell you how different a Somerville accent is from nearby Cambridge.

    Try telling someone from South Carolina that they sound just like someone from Georgia or Florida, that they all have "a Southern accent."
     
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    And just to add to Cog's words....

    Please. For the love whatever it is you hold dear, holy, or precious, let this thread NOT turn into an argument about who has an accent and who doesn't and about catchall terms for accents that we feel are actually separate and distinct for our different regions and areas and countries, and.... NO!

    We have been down that road so many times in the Lounge that it just.... NO!
     

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