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    The narrator is a native speaker?

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know the narrator is a native speaker or not?


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    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    Probably not: Josiah Lau (劉家傑).

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    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    If so, what do you think his spoken english? Good or not?

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    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

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    If so, what do you think his spoken english? Good or not?
    Very good indeed.

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    #5

    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    But you can hear his voice is not a native speaker, right?

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    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    But you can hear his voice is not a native speaker, right?
    I can't.

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    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    I am not surprised that Raymott can't. I had a vague feeling that he wasn't a native speaker - though I would not have bet on it. Unfortunately, before I could make up my mind, I happened to read the text and see his name.

    My 'very good indeed' in my last post was an understatement. His English is excellent

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    #8

    Re: The narrator is a native speaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I can't.
    I don't think anyone can. A native speaker is not, by definition, a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. A native speaker can have a seemingly foreign accent just because that was the accent used in the environment where they acquired their first language.

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