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    Native english speaker problems

    Hello everyone,
    I am a native english speaker who is struggling with pronouncing words, spelling, grammar. Also lacking vocabulary. Latest word I couldn't pronounce was "critically" I feel completely ashamed that cannot speak my native language that well. Hopefully someone could provide guidance for me.

    Thanks

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    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Not a native English speaker.

    It might be a desease called dislexia. I hope it is not but at least you have a lead now.

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    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Quote Originally Posted by zookeeper View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I am a native english speaker who is struggling with pronouncing words, spelling, grammar. Also lacking vocabulary. Latest word I couldn't pronounce was "critically" I feel completely ashamed that cannot speak my native language that well. Hopefully someone could provide guidance for me.

    Thanks
    Are there any programs in your area for help with literacy?

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    #4

    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Hi zookeeper
    Cordially welcomed...
    That all you need is this forum. You will see how many mistakes a non-native speakers can do. That will definitely encourage you, and you will feel strong , besides in some critical grammar our wonderful teachers would help you a lol...SO be with this forum .:

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    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Not a native English speaker.

    It might be a desease called dislexia. I hope it is not but at least you have a lead now.
    Dyslexia has nothing to do with speech production or impediments.

    To the original poster, don't worry, all such speech difficulties can be overcome. There are methods by which you can train yourself, or better yet, see a speech therapist to overcome some of these difficulties. You'll be proud of your speech in no time -- maybe a year or so.

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    #6

    Re: Native english speaker problems

    How were you pronouncing critically?

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    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How were you pronouncing critically?
    crenkically or something very close.

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    #8

    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Well, you can become president of the United States and have pronunication issues.

    I can't spell without computer assistance.

    Few natives know much about the grammar of our own language.

    Do you feel your use of English is getting in the way of communicating? Do people misunderstand you? If not, then don't stress.

    Try to read more advanced writing than you're used to, and see if that helps with the vocabulary.Listen carefully to trained speakers. But don't stress.
    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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    #9

    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Dyslexia has nothing to do with speech production or impediments.
    I think you migth be wrong here.
    However, given your categorical reply I think that the further discussion is senseless.
    No offence.

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    Re: Native english speaker problems

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Not a native English speaker.

    It might be a disease called dyslexia.
    It's not a disease but a disorder.

    On balance, I guess most of us are going to take more account of konungursvia's reply than yours.

    No offence.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Dec-2011 at 13:06.

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