Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jul 2011
    • Posts: 29
    #1

    Smile I don't know how to definite the words 'accent'

    Hello

    I was always wondering about true definition of 'accent'
    I even asked to my country's site but I still confused.
    besides, my language's dictionary describe anccent and intonation as a same word.
    of course there a slightly defference in describing words at each word but to me, it's all the same meaning!

    All I know is just these sentenses below:
    'accent' is distinguishable factor that helps to know whether a person come from.(?)
    peaple usually say enlish accent, 'american accent, ireland accent, austrailan accent.
    but I don't know what exactly is it to definite.
    is it a combination of pronunciation and intonation?

    'Intonation' is the sound that goes up and down in a sentence.it gives your english naturaly and calmly. like where you can find in a question sentense.ex)Is it near here(up)?

    'pronunciation' is just pronunciation.

    In the end, I've just wondering about how to definite 'accent'......(and did I explained properly about intonation?)
    could you help me please?....
    Last edited by Billie9274; 23-Jul-2011 at 12:38. Reason: mistyped

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,833
    #2

    Re: I don't know how to definite the words 'accent'

    Speakers from different areas will have different accents, which means that they pronounce things differently. Accent is a combination of all the features of a person's speech- I come from the UK and there are features in the way I speak that are different from speakers from other areas- some are different sounds, there are also differences in intonation- accent is all the pronunciation features of an area together.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jul 2011
    • Posts: 29
    #3

    Re: I don't know how to definite the words 'accent'

    Thank you very much! so, it's a mixed consept.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,822
    #4

    Re: I don't know how to definite the words 'accent'

    Quote Originally Posted by Billie9274 View Post
    Thank you very much! So, it's a mixed concept.
    It is.

Similar Threads

  1. Your Filipino accent and intonation is noticeable.
    By ongetz in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2010, 20:47
  2. How to distinguish between American and English accent?
    By chuotyeumeo367 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2008, 09:14
  3. I cannot distinguish these words!
    By belly_ttt in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-Dec-2007, 16:07
  4. Relationship between pronunciation and intonation
    By carrottop in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2006, 10:34
  5. distinguish accent and dialect
    By fariha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Aug-2004, 19:29

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •