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    Dear all,
    I am sorry for this selfish request, but there's no one I could ask now, except for people in the Internet.

    Could you listen to this video and evaluate my accent? What sounds are my biggest problem? I need expert advice.
    Accent tag. Accent identification request. - YouTube

    Could you also recommend a text which I could read for a video? There probably are some texts that are used by specialists to diagnose pronounciation problems.

    And based on my current pronunciation where is it easier for me to move - to an American pronounciation or British or which one?

    Thank you very much.

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    Please.
    Did at least anyone watch the video?

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    Please. Anyone?

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    Default Re: could you evaluate my speech example?

    As an AmE native speaker, but not an expert on accents I hear a mixture of British/German. But I would add that I think your pronunciation is very good/excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    As an AmE native speaker, but not an expert on accents I hear a mixture of British/German. But I would add that I think your pronunciation is very good/excellent.
    Thank you very much for your time!!
    Could you tell me which sounds or deficiencies give my speech this German accent?

    I was well taught in childhood. I should thank my teachers for what you hear now. And now I feel obliged to revise my English not to loose everything. So I really want to know what I'm starting to loose/never knew in Pronounciation.

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    Pretty good overall. There were a number of words where you placed the accent on the wrong syllable or used the wrong vowel sound. "Diagnosis", "wrong", "flood", "Lord", "sounds", and "comment" are a few that come to mind. I didn't detect much of an accent. At times it sounded vaguely British, but that's about it.

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    "lose" = to misplace something; to fail to maintain or preserve something
    "loose" = the opposite of tight; unrestrained

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    Pretty good overall. There were a number of words where you placed the accent on the wrong syllable or used the wrong vowel sound. "Diagnosis", "wrong", "flood", "Lord", "sounds", and "comment" are a few that come to mind. I didn't detect much of an accent. At times it sounded vaguely British, but that's about it.

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    "lose" = to misplace something; to fail to maintain or preserve something
    "loose" = the opposite of tight; unrestrained
    Thank you! It is very helpful.
    But to me it seems almost unreal to correct such problems in pronunciation. I would probably need to review all the words in my vocabulary for correctness of stress and vowels. And I will need someone to listen to my pronounciation of all these words... almost unrealistic :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    Pretty good overall. There were a number of words where you placed the accent on the wrong syllable or used the wrong vowel sound. "Diagnosis", "wrong", "flood", "Lord", "sounds", and "comment" are a few that come to mind. I didn't detect much of an accent. At times it sounded vaguely British, but that's about it.

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    "lose" = to misplace something; to fail to maintain or preserve something
    "loose" = the opposite of tight; unrestrained
    Hello Vic,
    I listened to my recording to try to understand if I really mix lose and loose in my speech. Then I realized that you have referred to my spelling :)
    Now I realize how wrong I am and will try to write the word 'lose' correctly!

    Could you please advise me once again what is wrong with my pronounciation of the words 'Lord', 'flood', 'comment', 'sounds' ?
    In the word 'wrong' I think that I shouldn't have said the sound 'w' at the beginning, and in the word 'Diagnosis' I should have stressed another syllable, I guess? 'DiAgnosis' ?

    Thank you!

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