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    What accent do I have?

    I have been wondering about my accent for quite sometime now. I traveled many places as a kid and I am not a native English speaker. So, any idea if my accent aligns to certain accent/British, American, Australian or etc.?

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    Last edited by Tdol; 16-Aug-2013 at 10:39. Reason: Link

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    Re: What accent do I have?

    Your accent is clear and comprehensible, but you do sound like a non-native speaker. For instance, you pronounced "is" in "There is an article on Guardian..." as "ees" and you mispronounced "graduating" and "graduated". You placed the stress on the wrong syllable: it should be GRAduate and not graDUATE.
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    #3

    Re: What accent do I have?

    I would love to help but your file seems to be inaccessible at the moment.

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    Re: What accent do I have?

    To me, your accent is 70% North American, 20% "World English" and 10% non-standard (including errors, interference due to features of other languages you speak, etc.).

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    Re: What accent do I have?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    To me, your accent is 70% North American, 20% "World English" and 10% non-standard (including errors, interference due to features of other languages you speak, etc.).
    You have a little bit of Chinese accent.

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