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    Hi! I need to discuss this quote for my final exam, and i dont have a clue of what it means.. I need some help, please!

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Default Re: Accent is mainly achieved by extra loudness

    Quote Originally Posted by solchu View Post
    Hi! I need to discuss this quote for my final exam, and i dont have a clue of what it means.. I need some help, please!

    Thanks in advance!!!
    It's your exam. Do you intend to use any of your own ideas and input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It's your exam. Do you intend to use any of your own ideas and input?
    Solchu, this site is a crutch, not a limousine service. Give us your ideas.

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    Default Re: Accent is mainly achieved by extra loudness

    extra loundness is secondary, imo. The trick is to hold the vowel longer: if it is a long vowel, you have no problems. In the case of short vowels, you need to focus on the consonants just before the stressed vowel.

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    Default Re: Accent is mainly achieved by extra loudness

    Quote Originally Posted by solchu View Post
    Hi! I need to discuss this quote for my final exam, and i dont have a clue of what it means.. I need some help, please!

    Thanks in advance!!!
    It's a poorly worded statement-Extra loudness may refer to the stress and intonation to convey meaning.

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    Default Re: Accent is mainly achieved by extra loudness

    Well, solchu, what do you think "extra" loudness means? (I have my own ideas.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hawk View Post
    It's a poorly worded statement-Extra loudness may refer to the stress and intonation to convey meaning.
    I agree. I'd go so far as to say it's a bloody awful phrasing of the question. What does 'accent' mean here anyway? You can sound like a Scotsman if you speak louder?

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    Default Re: Accent is mainly achieved by extra loudness

    Okay, here goes:
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    Extra loudness means that you start off being loud and for the accent you are extra loud. (Utterly nonsensical.)

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