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If you have London accent, it means, you have London 口音. it is nature.----- If you talk like a manager, it means, you have manager 腔调, i.e. you want to command others, you have no accent, but you have 腔调.


I think 口音 refers more to your natural accent. 腔调 is more like RP, more of a concious effort.


So do southerners actually say 啦 with any greater frequency? Yes. Cantonese people and their excessive usage of 啦 is already a widely known stereotype. I've never heard Singaporean Mandarin, but does that include a lot of 啦? The standard dialect used in news broadcasters are quite similar to Mandarin in China. 啦' s usage in daily speech may vary, ...

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