I'd prefer to preface this by apologizing if this comes across as ignorant - I'm just genuinely interested by this topic - and likewise if my question comes throughout as garbled.

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So I've been watching most the HBO series 'Game of Thrones', and have noticed that actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (a Danish actor), who plays Jaime Lannister in the series, speaks perfect English in his function, yet speaks somewhat stilted English in actual life.

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Is tbelow any type of term or explanation for this from a grammars point-of-view? Sudepend if he is able to stop perfect English in his function he would certainly be able to sheight perfect English in real life, right?


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You have to additionally look up what Helena Bonham-Carter generally sounds favor, or what John Barrowman sounds prefer once he's talking to his parents.

The answer is actually rather simple; his English is less-than-perfect in genuine life bereason he's speaking it. It's fairly excellent in GoT bereason he's reciting it - somebody wrote a script, he memorized and practised it, and most likely had voice specialists on hand also to assist him with any kind of issues of accent.

It's not an extremely magical answer, sorry if I disappoint.


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Given a possibility to practice beforehand also, I have the right to sound a lot much better than than I would certainly via unprompted speech.


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That's "very stilted and broken" in your opinion? Just... wow.


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Apologies, I didn't suppose any type of offence by it, although in retrospect I have the right to understand exactly how conveniently it can come throughout as offensive, and it was definitely an over-exaggeration to mark it as being very stilted. I've since amended it.

I meant to communicate that I uncovered his speech pattern as rather stilted/odd which, upon analysis the comments here, I now realise deserve to be simply attributed to his accent.


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How around we ask OP what renders them think it's "stilted and also broken" and also then describe what's actually going on rather of being condescending? Before you studied grammars, I'm sure you said comparable points.


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You need to likewise look up Joel Kinnaguy. He's a Swedish actor who plays Detective Holder on AMC's "The Killing." His English in that role is spot on; just totally nails the Amerihave the right to accent. But once he's simply speaking commonly, he has actually a slight accent yet still speaks English extremely fluently.

Honestly, all it is is simply the possibility to exercise beforehand fairly than speak in an untriggered case.

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I suspect it's British Received Pronunciation.


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