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The iconic voices of your language (or any other)?

I'm not talking about singers. I'm talking about actors or presenters who are known for the sound of their speaking voices. There are some people, mostly actors, whose voices we instantly recognise whenever we hear them. Here's a good list of iconic voices in English compiled by IMDB:

So, who are the most iconic voices of your language?


This answer to this question is sure to have a large crossover with your answer to the previous question, but in addition to that, who has the "best" (however you define it) voices to listen to in your language? Some people who are come to mind are Morgan Freeman, David Attenborough, Sean Bean... all people already on IMDB's list. I would add Keith David and Scarlett Johansson as well.


Since it's such a common question here, I may as well add this. Which singers in your language do you recommend learners listen to and/or try to imitate?


These are of course all very subjective questions, so of course people will likely give different answers. 


When I first started to write this, I only meant to write the first paragraph! I think now's a good time to stop.

So in short, I have three questions. In your language or any language you're learning:

1) Who are the people with the most iconic speaking voices?
2) Who are the people who have the most pleasant speaking voices to listen to (in addition to any from your answer to the first question)?

3) Which singers do you recommend learners listen to and/or try to imitate?

Feb 3, 2015 10:30 PM
Comments · 2

I can't believe imdb left out newscaster Walter Cronkite.

February 5, 2015

I only can answer you third question-which accents you would rather listen to. 

February 4, 2015
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, German, Italian
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian