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    #1

    Question My Accent

    Hey there,

    this is something I've wanted to do for a while, but I've simply been way too lazy. Recording this took only a couple of seconds... Guess I should've done it way earlier.

    Here's a sample of my spoken English (doesn't require a download):
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s16piHWRezk0

    Here's what I read:
    http://www.rit.edu/ntid/speechlang/slpros/media/rainbow


    Where am I from?
    What does my accent sound like?
    Random bonus question: How old am I?


    Best regards,
    Otamot the tomato

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    #2

    Re: My Accent

    I have listened to your accent and I would guess that you are a native speaker. Second, your pitch and rate of speech seem monotone. I would guess your accent is influenced by BrE (but you are not English or American).

    Percy
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 01:43.

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    #3

    Re: My Accent

    Thanks a lot for your reply!

    Is there a reason why only 1 of 120+ viewers replied, though? Or just bad luck? :(

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    #4

    Re: My Accent

    I'd guess that you're not native. You miss the /t/ on "pot" on two occasions. That could make you Chinese or otherwise Asian. Some phonemes are wrong (eg. pronouncing 'colours' as 'collars'). Beyond that, I can't guess.
    Besides which, why would go out of your way to post this if you were a native speaker?

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    #5

    Re: My Accent

    I agree with Raymott that there are a couple of sounds that stand out, particularly your pronunciation of pot. That could be regional, but I am not so sure- that sounded to me like someone who's acquired native speaker pronunciation. When it started, I did think native speaker.

    Do please put the correct information in your profile.

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    #6

    Re: My Accent

    Thanks for your replies!


    I didn't notice my mispronunciation of color when I listened to it and I can't right now. I'll do it once I'm home.

    I did notice the missing t in pot, though. I tried hard not to do it, but I drop letters/syllables a lot and my pronunciation is generally rather sloppy. "Pot of gold" is simply shortened to "po'f gold". I'm not sure why I do it like that and if it's right at all (probably not, if it makes me sound Asian :D). I guess "potta gold" is what most people would say.


    I'll correct my profile.

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    #7

    Re: My Accent

    PS For the bonus question, I'll go with young.

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    #8

    Re: My Accent

    Define young. Some consider 50 young whereas others think 12 is old. :P

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    #9

    Re: My Accent

    Adult, under 30?

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    #10

    Re: My Accent

    Can I get consolation points for "male"?

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