Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jul 2014
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Question What does my accent sound like to you?

    Hello,

    I'm just wondering why so many people always tell me that I have a strange accent. I have recorded myself reading a passage, and I'd like you to tell me what you think of it and where you think that accent could be from (geographically speaking) .

    Text version of the passage: http://www.dialectsarchive.com/the-rainbow-passage

    My recording: http://vocaroo.com/i/s12aCGq4uRqs

    Thanks in advance

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,615
    #2

    Re: What does my accent sound like to you?

    Well, you are attempting an American accent, but you are not a native speaker in my opinion.

  3. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #3

    Re: What does my accent sound like to you?

    If you are a native speaker, as your profile says, I have to agree with all the people who say it's a strange accent. If you're not, you still have some work to do. I had trouble understanding some of it.

  4. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218
    #4

    Re: What does my accent sound like to you?

    Your "o" sounds are all very strange. "gold" sounded like "goo-uld."

    Your vowels are all a bit off. Have you recorded yourself and then compared it to a recording of a native speaker reading the exact same passage?
    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.

  5. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,615
    #5

    Re: What does my accent sound like to you?

    I think you should edit your profile to show your true location and native language.

Similar Threads

  1. How does my accent sound to you?
    By Lonely Kid in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Jan-2014, 20:58
  2. How does my accent sound to you?
    By Lonely Kid in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Jan-2014, 20:58
  3. What does my accent sound like to you?
    By solvarr0719 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2013, 11:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •