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    Dear teachers and friends

    I have attached a voice clip of my uncle speaking English. He says he speaks with an American accent. I am not familiar with American accent, so i would like to see if you can give me insights what kind of American accent is my uncle.

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    Default Re: Native American accent or not

    You have forgotten to add the clip.

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    Default (re-post) American accent (what kind of)

    Dear teachers and friends

    I forgot to attach the voice clip. Now I re-attached the clip of my uncle from Shanghai speaking English.

    He says he speaks with an American accent. I am not familiar with American accent, so i would like to see if you can give me insights what kind of American accent is my uncle.

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    Default Re: Native American accent or not

    Sorry all. re-posted with the audio clip. Below is the link to the thread.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...what-kind.html

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    Default Re: (re-post) American accent (what kind of)

    I could not say what part of the US this accent is particular to. It sounds like he either came as a child or grew up in a household where they spoke something else. You say he's from Shaghai, but I don't detect even a trace of an Asian accent.

    If you hadn't asked me to listen hard to see where he's from, I would have said "general American accent" and moved on, without even questioning whether he was a native speaker. But it's certainly not a Southern accent or an upper Midwest accent or a New England accent.

    (I merged the two threads - please don't start a new thread just to link to another one.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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