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    ugyen is offline Newbie
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    Default native english speaker vs. non-native speaker


    Hello everyone from English speaking world.
    I am interested to learn (if there is any difference) –looking at phonetic between:

    native English speakers VS non-native speaker of the following counteries:

    American English speaker and non-native speaker
    Australian English speaker and non-native speaker
    British English speaker and non-native speaker
    New Zealand English speaker and non-native speaker

    Thank you

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    Default Re: native english speaker vs. non-native speaker

    Non-native speakers could speak any of hundreds of different languages and be at very different stages with English pronunciation, so I would say it is too broad a question to answer. Some non-native speakers are indistinguishable, but most do show differences.

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    Default Re: native english speaker vs. non-native speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Non-native speakers could speak any of hundreds of different languages and be at very different stages with English pronunciation, so I would say it is too broad a question to answer. Some non-native speakers are indistinguishable, but most do show differences.
    Yes, I believe so, like myself who am learning english and its not my mother's tongue.
    maybe i should narrow my questions slightly?!

    QEUESTION REPHRASE:
    main phonetic different (say) general asutralian (since I am in australia) speakers and the non-native speakers (say) people who speak arabic english?

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