No, you haven't scared me off! I wouldn't go as far as saying English people sound intelligent - it depends totally on what they are saying, just like anyone else!
I've got a few cassettes of Tolkien reading his own work; sometimes it's difficult to make out what [u]he's[/u] saying!
There are also some other wonderful accents out there - the Austrian accent has a beautiful 'rolling' sound to it. The Greek accent has some nice soft sounds in it. And I love the Jamaican accent - it's a very 'bouncy' accent, full of life, even when the person who's speaking isn't!
Do you have any favourite accents (apart from English)?
It also gets slightly annoying with the way the English treat languages. When people come to England, they are expected to speak English. Yet few English people make the effort to speak a foreign language (even when, for example, buying a beer at a bar in Spain) when they are abroad. With the exception of English, do you speak any other languages? Or even Quenya? I'd like to learn this, but haven't got round to it. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to have an online chat completely in Quenya? Then we'd have a language EVERYONE can learn - and invent new words where Tolkien didn't complete the language!
Anyway, cheers for replying!