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  1. Newbie
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      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jul 2013
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    #1

    How's my American accent?

    Hello everyone.

    I made a short recording of myself to get some feedback on my accent.
    Can you guess what country I'm originally from without looking at my profile? Just for fun. :)

    https://soundcloud.com/sururi/accent

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: How's my American accent?

    It sounds OK to me. I can't detect anything specifically American about it (except the taps for /t/ in 'better', etc.). It's comprehensible English, which is the main point.

  3. Chicken Sandwich's Avatar
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      • Netherlands

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    #3

    Re: How's my American accent?

    I have not looked at your member profile and I would guess that you are from Russia. I would identify it as an American accent, though I do hear some "foreign" influences, some of which sound distinctly Russian (I am a native speaker of Russian).

    Edit.
    I have now looked at your profile, and I was right! I speak with a British accent, but because of my knowledge of Russian phonetics I can imitate a Russian English accent, which usually ends up sounding like a Hollywood Russian English accent. You do not have such a think accent of course, but some of your speech does sound distinctly Russian.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 15-Jul-2013 at 12:26.

  4. nebojsa84's Avatar
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      • Serbia
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      • Serbia

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    #4

    Re: How's my American accent?

    Hi, by listening you i will guess that you are from some Slav country, maybe Russia, Byelorussia, or from one of Balkan countries.. i will definitely check your profile when i finish this post.. :)

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