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    How does my accent sound like ?

    I am an Egyptian student and was studying in a Canadian sponsored college. I was asked to give a speech at my graduation convocation. I always wondered how my English sounds for a non Egyptian.

    Please let me know what do you think of my accent and if there are areas of improvements that i can work on .

    I uploaded the video on you tube. you can find here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi3LmVCguuU
    Last edited by MATEFII; 01-Oct-2010 at 18:56.

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    Re: How does my accent sound like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MATEFII View Post
    I am an Egyptian student and was studying in a Canadian sponsored college. I was asked to give a speech at my graduation convocation. I always wondered how my English sounds for a non Egyptian.

    Please let me know what do you think of my accent and if there are areas of improvements that i can work on .

    I uploaded the video on you tube. you can find here

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    Impressive. Your consonants are very good.
    The main thing I noticed was your tendency to say the vowel sound /ei/ as /i:/ (‘ay’, as ‘ee’). In particular, I heard “meed, reet, congraduleet, thee” for “made, rate, congratulate and they’. Your /i:/ sounds are sometimes too short, eg, ‘indid’ for ‘indeed’.
    However, I’m an Aussie, so I’m not sure whether this is partly a Canadian influence.


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    Re: How does my accent sound like ?

    Thank Raymott for your feedback.

    Well our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds so I Kinda picked up a little bit out of every teacher. I have no clue if my accent sounds american, canadian , british or australian or non of these and that is why I wanted to know how my accent sounds like for a non Egyptian.

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    Re: How does my accent sound like ?

    I hear /ji:/ instead of /ju:/ in "union" too.


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    Your accent is really good. I have no problems listening to you. I think it resembles Indian or Iraqi accent.

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