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    Boris Le Lay is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: From french accent to american-english accent

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I agree with both 5jj and Barb_D that your accent is pretty good. One can tell that you are not a native speaker, but there is never the slightest difficulty in understanding what you say, and there are passages in your speech that are very fluent and natural.

    I think your friend is being snobbish. When it comes to English accent, he has several advantages over you: an American father, a Canadian wife, and most important, ten years of immersion in an English-speaking country.

    To sum up, your accent does not suck at all.
    Well thanks for your remark. Well, then i should be more self confident...

    Just a question to you all : when you hear me, can you guess my native language, or would you hesitate between several countries ?

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    Default Re: From french accent to american-english accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Le Lay View Post
    Just a question to you all : when you hear me, can you guess my native language, or would you hesitate between several countries ?
    It's difficult to un-know what one knows. I think I might have had you as French, but I am not sure. I can spot one or two give-aways - at least they are give-aways if you know the answer.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Boris Le Lay is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: From french accent to american-english accent

    Mmmm, yes my question is kind of odd...

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