Why do some Asian people sound so white?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Because of where they grew up.
An Asian American would sound just like an American white person.
An Asian person who was raised in the UK would have a British accent.
- Sunday CroneLv 74 weeks ago
Perhaps English is their first language.
- 4 weeks ago
Historically, primitive vernaculars have been viewed as classless by both Asian and White cultures. As such, both tend to excel in the diction of their main language.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Because blacks s uck, that's why they prefer the opposite of black, which is the almighty whites.
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- SR.PatrickLv 64 weeks ago
They do not have European blood
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Blacks too sound like whites in the South(USA) even though the texture of voice might be different as some people will say
As an Asian, I think the reason for blacks not sounding less white than Asians is bcoz they tend to be poorer than whites (possible reasons include the cycle of poverty, higher crime/illiteracy rates due to higher poverty rates which caused even more social stigmatization and more rampant racism than Asians)while Asians tend to be richer(possible reasons include selective acceptance of immigrants[VISA system], more enhancement of skills than whites bcoz of higher competition in Asian countries due to higher population *but their children will most probably not experience that enhancement if their parents settle down in developed white countries*
So Blacks have often lived in ghettos where the non-white non-posh English accent that was picked up by the first blacks(i.e slaves) is passed down from generation to generation
while Asians tend to live in mixed neighbourhoods and pick up white accents
Everything is not as simple as it seems
- mrh-slosLv 74 weeks ago
if they were born here, they will pick up the accent of locals, especially 3rd generation and beyond. 1st generation will keep their Asian accents, 2nd generation will keep a certain amount of Asian accent, but sound more British [or American or other] and the 3rd generation should have a near-perfect local accent. Applies to all immigrant people, not just Asians, for instance, European and Irish people and even internal migrants, who move from one area to another within the same country. In England, for instance, a Devon accent, is quite different from a Yorkshire accent, even though both speak English.
- ㅤLv 44 weeks ago
If a Asian grew up in the USA or any Western countries, they will sound white. Same way If an Western person grow up in Asian, he will sound Asian too
You can also get those accents by practicing
- Dr. MorrisonLv 64 weeks ago
Because many parts of Asia were controlled by European Countries until the 1950s and even (in the case of Hong Kong and Macau) as late as the 90s.
- better_off_hereLv 74 weeks ago
It has to be that living in America has made them act that way.