1 year ago
Last edited at 8:41AM on 1/6/2013
they don't lose their accent, you can hear if you listen to it. what it happens is just that when they talk they don't "accommodate" their vocal chords to sing so they use their natural voice and when they sing they need change their tones to match the music rhythm and chords. and after all of that this is why you may think they lose their accent when they don't really lose it :) If you listen to Adele you can still hear the british accent, is not that marked but you know it is british
I believe its the pronunciation. When we speak, the words are short, that is, it's all in the rhythm. The syllables (sequence of speech sounds), are more pronounced due to the rhythm and pattern. When you sing, the words are sung to a rhythm or melody. Your vocal chords are holding the syllables of that particular word or words according to how long the note is (i.e., whole, half, quarter), therefore, when your singing, your "stretching or extending" out the word. Where as, when you speak, you're saying the word or words quickly, hence, the accent is more pronounced. Basically, when your singing, your "stretching' out the word, the accent is still there, its just that it is not so pronounced.
When you sing, you are supposed to articulate and enunciate the words. Accents come from different variations in the way the vowels are spoken. Therefore, when a person sings, the increased clarity in their vowel - and by extension word sound - is more of a "standard" English.