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    What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    Hi All,

    Please click and listen the following audio, I'd like to know what kind of accent does the storyteller have? American Standard or others? Thanks.


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    Re: What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    Yes, but it's a little flat. It has had all traces of any regional variation removed so that it sounds artificial - like an old-fashioned radio announcer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, but it's a little flat. It has had all traces of any regional variation removed so that it sounds artificial - like an old-fashioned radio announcer.
    Old-fashioned one? That means we shouldn't follow this accent to speak English if we would like to speak with the world, right?

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    Re: What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    On the contrary, it's perfect -- until you develop your own natural style of speaking.

    I think I also found his lack of any sort of natural rhythm a bit odd too. His speech seemed so measured - everything got an equal beat.

    Do you know that on Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online there is a little red speaker symbol that will pronounce words for you?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    Our American English is almost always flat. Watch the BBC for a day and you'll agree.

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    Re: What kind of accent does he have? American Standard English?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Our American English is almost always flat. Watch the BBC for a day and you'll agree.
    Actually I am not sure what "flat" is, is that mean smooth, without raised and not sloping or curving? If so, CNN news is not "flat", the anchors speak like singing a song...with curving.....By the way, the following link is BBC news podcast, I listen it everyday, everyone can hear it to compare...

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