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    US accent

    hi friends,

    I learnt Spoken English in a British Accent which is very different form US Accent. now i want to learn US accent how can I learn it.

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    Re: US accent

    As I had responded to a similar inquiry some time ago, be careful what you wish for. As I wrote also, would you like the New York, Eastern, New England, Mid-western, Southern, South-western, Lake Region or (maybe 2 or 3 other) U. S. accents? Native language accents can be attractive. It would be better to concentrate on pronunciation rather than to try to assume an accent that is not natural.

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    Re: US accent

    Quote Originally Posted by mikinsmith View Post
    hi friends,

    I learnt Spoken English in a British Accent which is very different form US Accent. now i want to learn US accent how can I learn it.
    What do you mean by learning an accent? Speaking or understanding?

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    Re: US accent

    Quote Originally Posted by mikinsmith View Post
    hi friends,

    I learnt Spoken English in a British Accent which is very different form US Accent. now i want to learn US accent how can I learn it.
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    Re: US accent

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    As I had responded to a similar inquiry some time ago, be careful what you wish for. As I wrote also, would you like the New York, Eastern, New England, Mid-western, Southern, South-western, Lake Region or (maybe 2 or 3 other) U. S. accents? Native language accents can be attractive. It would be better to concentrate on pronunciation rather than to try to assume an accent that is not natural.
    Thanks a lot for your Opinion,

    I think concentrating on pronunciation will be the right thing for me.


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    Re: US accent

    Just a tip about something I noticed in your post: in American English, typically we use spelled and learned instead of spelt and learnt.

    Spelt and learnt aren't wrong in American English, but to most speakers they sound very British.

    Most American television and movies will feature a "neutral" American accent, even if the people living in the location where the movie takes place would have an accent. For example, on the show Friends, they all generally speak with a neutral American accent, even though the show takes place in New York City (which does have a strong regional accent).

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