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    Re: British English or American accent?

    I suggest you to use British accent because they speak whole english instead of slang and also they don't create their own english words.

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    #222

    Re: British English or American accent?

    In my experience, for what it's worth, is that the Dutch people speak excellent English. I wouldn't worry too much about the accent, just enjoy the language.
    Last edited by curmudgeon; 06-Mar-2010 at 17:48.

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    #223

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    Hee hee, I had to edit that post four times because i made many mistakes!

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    #224

    Re: British English or American accent?

    By the way,
    Quote Originally Posted by Spaenfruit View Post
    I'm used to speaking with an American accent.

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    #225

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    Hmmm


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    #226

    Re: British English or American accent?

    I'm from England and I would prefer a sales call using an English accent. It feels more normal for me. Of course, Americans would probably say the same about an american accent.

    I often find American accents (all kinds) difficult to understand because of the drawn out vowel sounds ( e.g. the short 'o' often gets changed to a long 'ah' sound). Also I just feel it sounds weird for a non-American person to speak using an American accent. English feels like it should be taught to non English speaking people with the original accent - regular English accent. It's like they've deliberatley gone out to learn a third accent to speak a second language in!

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    #227

    Re: British English or American accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happpy View Post
    I suggest you to use British accent because they speak whole english instead of slang and also they don't create their own english words.
    This is incorrect. Both places use slang and create new words.


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    #228

    Re: British English or American accent?

    I'm not sure if my pronunciation is american or British. I think I should do a thread about it. I recorded myself some weeks ago, so hey, It'd be great... I might do that, yes.


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    #229

    Re: British English or American accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Speak in the way that you feel the most comfortable with. The most important thing is correct pronunciation and that people understand you when you speak.
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    I totally agree


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    #230

    Re: British English or American accent?

    American influence (movies, music etc.) has made American accent most comprehensible to me. However it's more comfortable for me to pronounce words the way British do. Maybe it has something to do with my Russian. I can't decide which way to go in developing my talking skills...

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