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  1. B.I.B.
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    Nope I lived in rural NZ. My brothers and sisters went to boarding school while l chose to be free ranged(home schooled) because the time it would have taken me to walk to the closest school, it would have been time to start walking home again. I had a horse but it died.
    My father was a geophysicist before taking over grandfather and uncles farm,and because of his efforts in teaching me, I obtained university standard levels in Physics Maths Geography which was good enough for me to apply for aircrew training in either the RAAF or AAAvn.
    I wanted to apply for the Australian Armed services rather than the NZ one because they had better gear.
     
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    Mhmm... the tyranny of distance. Hopefully with increasing proliferation of modern telecommunications, cases like yours can be mitigated, and I hear NZ is investing properly into that sector with the adoption of FTTP NBN unlike Aus over here where FTTN NBN somehow gets slower speeds than copper.
     
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    I think you are guessing I have never been to the USA, but you are wrong, for starters, my family is from Chihuahua Mex, So my Grandmother was born in El Paso/Ciudad Juarez so my family`s presence in the USA goes back to 1890, since my Grandmother`s Family became Americans, i can tell my mother had Uncles, Cousins, Brothers in law who fought in WWI (in France), WWII (Pacific), Korean war in the US armed forces; Me well I have cousins who have been stationed in Germany, Japan, South Korea by the US army, and recently i have a nephew who is going USA Navy.


    Do i need to meet you to know you have an accent? No i do not, The 5 years old limit is physiological, i did not make up. However I can guess you have a decent English with maybe very little accent but I am sure you are unwilling to accept you do have an accent since you said you were bullied


    However once you learn a language below 5 years old, your brain and tongue get wired to your native tongue, thus any person after that age will develop an accent, in fact some linguists say babies in the wound already get train their ears to their future tongues in the womb.

    Why there are accents? do you know why?


    Well the main reasons are:

    Fashion, it means people change intonation to get a social status thus Isolation will develop a particular trend and fashion in an area.
    (this can develop in Gender related accent, or social class accents)

    The other reason well is what ethnic groups join a group of Speakers, to give you an example, in Mexico the original Spanish from Spain, mixed with the phonetics of native American speakers.

    In Cuba, the African slaves mixed the Phonetics of their original languages into the Southern Spanish phonetics.

    In Argentina, The original Spanish of the Spanish garrisons was blended with the mostly exclusive Italian immigrants that arrived arrived in Argentina in the period between 1890s-1930s.


    There are ethnic groups that have a particular accent even if they are native Speakers in Mexico, people who are ethnically native american have a particular accent, same is African Americans in the USA.


    Thus you dislike it or not you have an accent by the way, I have lived in New Zealand and Canada too, and I have family in Texas. I tell this because even my American Family who were born in the USA have a Latino Accent even if they live in California or Wisconsin.
     
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    If you really wanted to help him, you will send him a private message asking him what did he meant, but you want to be mean and ridicule him in public, however you can not hide you can not Speak french is the level perhaps even he speaks English, i guess you have even no French skills but still you demand from him a perfect English
     
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    I lived in New Zealand in Christchurch, I can tell you they have a Strong accent, i have been to Wellington to, New Zealanders have a strong reminiscent British accent developing now a particular style due to immigrants from Asia and the Local Maoris, but most white people have a strong British accent still with of course their native particularities.
     
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    With a settlement of 5 families I don't expect to see fibre happening soon.At the moment our only choice is satellite or dial up modem.
    We have a stretch of road where for about 10kms there is no reception for anything. However there was a time when driving along this stretch of road I picked up Southland Christian Radio. Brat would say this was because of "Divine Intervention"
     
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    This thread is just a continuation of arguments that have been going n now for weeks.

    As a Super Moderator here I am not going to tolerate it any more.

    99% of these issues would be completely solved if you people on both sides of this issue simply grew up and ignored the people you either disagree with, or feel you cannot understand.

    QUIT FLOODING THE FORUM WITH YOUR INCESSANT BACK AND FORTH ON HOW WELL FORBIN SPEAKS OR DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.

    He posts some good stuff, and those who take the time to follow his links, or try to understand him either by simply asking or PM'ing him, can get at what his meaning is.

    On the other hand, it has now reached the point where Forbin is lashing out and attacking the people who have been attacking him. I have asked him to do the same...ignore the people who are doing it.

    He was warned the other day because he did not do so.

    So here is the deal. The few members who love to attack Forbin, and Forbin now attacking back MUST STOP.

    Ignore one another and let it go.

    I am going to delete every time I see such nonsense in the future from either side.

    If it continues and I have to spend too much time doing so, then I will get with the Forum Administrator and we wil suspend the offenders.

    ...so you might as well ignore one another in any case.

    The answer in every case, sense it has reached this rediculous stage is going to be for you t ignore one another and get on with life and posting of Defense Related issues here on SD, and not attacking a member over his English, or that poster responding in kind.

    So:

    @antiterror13 @jobjed @FORBIN @Jura @latenlazy @Equation

    I would suggest each of you take this to heart. I would recommend that those of you who have such issues with Forbin ignore him, and that Forbin, you ignore those who you have such issues with.

    Any further negative interaction between any of you is simply going to be deleted as I can get on the forum and check it out.

    THREAD CLOSED.

    DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MODERATION.
     
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