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  1. Matt445
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    What do you think of ma accent?

    Hello, here's my record (628K, 39s):
    http://sites.google.com/site/crcr333/crr.mp3
    What do you think of my accent? Is is pleasent? How far it is from Standard American? What can I improve?

    If you want, try to guess my nationality :)


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    #2

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    Hi, I am not a teacher nor a native English speaker, but to me it sounds good.

    Words like "more", "chance" sounds definitely American.

    I am not able to recognize your nationality. You might be from Germany or Philippines :)

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    #3

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    To me, it sounds like a Russian or German speaker who has learned English in the USA or from American teachers.

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    #4

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    You say ˈfɑːstə like a BE-speaker

    If you were an American you should have say ˈfæstər

    And overall your speaking betrays that you're not a native speaker

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    #5

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    To me, it sounds like a Russian or German speaker who has learned English in the USA or from American teachers.
    I suspect his mother-tongue is Spanish.

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    #6

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    I agree that German is possible, or Danish or Dutch or Scandinavian.


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    #7

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    Hey, I'm the author of this thread, I've just registered.

    Not even close :)

    I'm Polish and I was once in English-speaking country - I've spent two weeks in Ireland, so you can't even take it into account. All my teachers were Polish and no one spoke American English.

    Thanks for your opinions. I'm eager to get to know what else I could improve.

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    #8

    Re: What do you think of ma accent?

    You must have spent very much time watching youtube stuff then :) Your accent certainly isn't typically Polish.
    Pozdrawiam rodaka :)

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