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    Default Hp

    Has it sounded the below properly?

    Hewlett-Packard.
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    None of these files sounds like a native speaker. I'm not sure of the aim of these files, but if they are intended to act as guidelines to American pronunciation, then I'd say that they don't do it very accurately. This one was readily comprehensible, but doesn't illustrate American English. Try this site: http://www2.staging.oddcast.com/demo...s_example.html
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    Default Thanks for your opinion

    I'd like to know if you got what it said when listening to it for the forst time. If you did, then the speaker's aim is realized. Because the files just intended to make native English speakers get what the files said. As for the question that the files didn't sound like of a native speaker, it will be solved at next step. It needs time obviously.

    Thank you.

    (I could not open the link in your reply)

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    I got that one. I'm not sure if I would have got the Graner one without the title because it is so context specific. I'm sorry, I thought they were intended to be examples of pronunciation. If there are any others of the Graner type, I'd like to try a blind test if possible.

    Try the link again tomorrow- it's very good when it's working.

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    Default Re: Hp

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    None of these files sounds like a native speaker. I'm not sure of the aim of these files, but if they are intended to act as guidelines to American pronunciation, then I'd say that they don't do it very accurately. This one was readily comprehensible, but doesn't illustrate American English. Try this site: http://www2.staging.oddcast.com/demo...s_example.html

    I agree. It sounded like a robot. It didn't sound anything at all like AE pronunciation

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    Default Re: Thanks for your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I got that one. I'm not sure if I would have got the Graner one without the title because it is so context specific. I'm sorry, I thought they were intended to be examples of pronunciation. If there are any others of the Graner type, I'd like to try a blind test if possible.

    Try the link again tomorrow- it's very good when it's working.

    That's what I thought too.

    I'll take a look at the link you tfel.

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    Default Re: Thanks for your opinion

    I think it would also depend on the context in which the listener heard them. So far, I have seen fragments, but have had clues from the titles. I think nativce speakers' comprehension would be dependent on the context in which they were hearing the files.

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    Default all I got is an empty webpage

    The status bar of my browsers reported "Done" after I clicked the link you offered Tdol, leaving an empty page on the screen, but not "Forbidden" or "File not found". Really weird.

    I have tried the link in different computers.

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