Serpent wrote:I think the point is that in a language like Russian or Finnish there's no significant difference between a British and an American accent. (hmm what's the difference in Spanish, zenmonkey?)SCMT wrote:I'm a little confused by the "English" option. Are Brits non-native speakers of American?
As for non-native accents in Russian, I'm not sure I've ever described one as sexy, but the only time I remember someone's accent making me like them more, it was Iker Casillas (a native speaker of Spanish who has some connections to the Basque country but doesn't speak Basque). I can't prove that stereotypes weren't involved even though he definitely didn't sound "passionate" or anything like that to me (in a video obv). I think he sort of surprised me by sounding so calm tbh
I'd say a Slavic accent generally sounds great in Russian.
Oh, I wouldn't question the fact that British English sounds different than the good, solid, correct American English that I speak, I was just a little surprised that OP went so far as to categorize the limeys as "non-native English speakers."