I don't know exactly what you mean. I don't think we over-nasalize (new word I've just made up ) when speaking. Can you give an example of this or explain it again ? :wink:Accents can be produced by things other than pronunciation of individual sounds. For example, Spanish speakers often nasalize (air through nose) over longer expanses of speech than do English speakers (unless you are from some areas of the South in the US Russians speak more in the middle of the mouth at the palate and use a back and down tongue gesture that traps sound in the throat.
That's completely true. Most of Portuguese I've met have a very nice accent. Maybe it is because you watch films in English, but in Spain and France, we have to watch them dubbed (Thanks God we now have the DVD's )In Portugal we are quite keen on languages and I think we have a nice accent when we speak English, I mean, of course it isn't the Queen's English, but we don't have an accent like the Spaniards, for instance, or the French. I really don't know why...
How do you notice my Spanish accent ? I'd like to know that in order not to sound "Spaniard" any longer 8)
Thanks in advance!