Sometimes it doesn’t matter what someone says but how they say it and with close to 7,000 languages in the world it makes sense that we have 7,000 different accents some which are sexy while others not so much.
SleepOut highlights below 12 of the world’s sexiest accents according to CNN.
Famous tongues: King Sunny Ade, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. [photo/topcelebritiesphoto.com]
The Nigerian accent has been aped as far as holiday, forget the fact that it’s deeply stuck miles away somewhere in African. The deep, rich “oh’s” and “eh’s” and words like “oga” and “broda” bend the English language without breaking it, arousing tremors in places other languages can’t reach.
Sounds like: The THX intro with teeth
Famous tongues: Alice Braga, Anderson Silva
Due to its freedom from French influence, the Brazilian Portuguese accent has a more colourful, puerile flair than its coarser European counterpart. The resulting yowl of drawn-out vowels reveals a flirty freedom of spirit that suggests a permanent vacation
Sounds like: The near, then far, then near again hum of a low-wattage vacuum cleaner that runs on dance sweat
Famous tongues: Tony Jaa, Araya ‘Chompoo’ Hargate
Tony Jaa. [photo/kacrek.com]
With five tones comprising their native speech, Thai accent can any language into a song of seduction. It is largely monosyllabic, so multi-beat foreign words get extra emphases right up until the last letter, which is often left off leaving the listener wanting more.
Sounds like: R-rated karaoke
Famous tongues: Fernando Lamas, Gabriela Sabatini
As a historical refuge for Spaniards, Italians and Germans; Argentina has cultivated a proud, pouty tone. With its own pronunciation of Spanish letters (“ll” sounds like “shh”) and its own words (“you” is “vos”), this is a dialect that’s hard to get. (Or at least plays that way.)
Sounds like: A tightly tuned guitar of G-strings strummed by a lamb shank
Famous tongues: Ewan McGregor, Rose Leslie
Scottish accent has gentle, knee-melting tones that conjure cosy firesides and beguiling knitwear before their sudden swing to reproach leaving us whimpering for more. The accent produces melodic voices capable of ranging a full octave in a single “aye” tumble like soft rain on warm bagpipes.
Sounds like: A stroked tartan cat
Famous tongues: Monica Bellucci, Alessandro Del Piero
Del Piero. [photo/footballtop.com]
The Italian accent is a raw, unfiltered, vowelgasm that reflects the spectrum of Italic experience with the romance of the Renaissance. Insatiable, predatory and possessive, this is sex as a second language.
Sounds like: A Ferrari saxophone
Famous tongues: Petra Nemcova, Jaromir Jagr
Czech is a smoky, full-bodied vocal style that goes with most meats, just like Russian though without the nettlesome history of brutal, iron-fisted despotism. Murky and mysterious, the Bohemian tone is equal parts carnal desire and carnival roustabout.
Sounds like: Count Dracula, secret agent
Famous tongues: Colin Farrell, Andrea Corr
The Irish accent is fluid and uplifting and can swing from vulnerable to threatening over the course of a sentence, restoring your faith in the world again right before it stabs you with a broken bottle top. The accent is valued slightly more in men than in women, the Irish brogue is a lilting, lyrical articulation that’s charming, if not exotic.
Sounds like: A marauding pixie
Famous tongues: Nicki Minaj, Billy Ocean
Nicki Minaj. [photo/spin.com]
The Caribbean island of Trinidad offers an undulating, melodic gumbo of pan-African, French, Spanish, Creole and Hindi dialects that, when adapted for English, can be sex on a pogo stick.
Sounds like: A rubber life raft bobbing on a sea of steel drums
Famous tongues: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz
The Spanish accent is sensual and beckoning but with the passion to unleash hell kept just barely restrained. Tender, vulnerable and cute as a baby’s hangnail no one owns the “th” sound formed by tongue and teeth like those who speak the language of Cervantes.
Sounds Like: An outboard motor on Lake Paella
Famous tongues: Marion Cotillard, Jean Reno
The French accent is one that would grab all your attention as you want to listen and listen. The come-hither condescension and fiery disinterest of the French tongue remains paradoxically erotic.
Sounds like: A 30-year-old teenager
Famous tongues: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley. [photo/fashionavecpassion.com]
There are very few accents that promise the upward nobility of the Queen’s English. It’s a take on the language that sets hearts devoted to James Bond and Hermione Granger aflutter. Should the speaker fail to slake your most wanton desires, at least you’ll learn something.
Sounds like: A crisply ironed shirt playing a harp.
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