If an Irishman moved to Greece and learnt to speak Greek, would he still have an Irish accent?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

The folk musician Ross Daly is of Irish descent, and has lived in Crete for 35 years:

He has a broad Cretan accent, and he has something non-Greek underneath it. But it’s subtle, and it’s not an Irish accent per se. At most, it’s a somewhat overcareful enunciation, and maybe, if you listen closely, some aspiration on his voiceless stops. (Which is English, of course.)

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