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    #1

    What accent does my friend have?

    We are both from Hong Kong but he speaks so differently to me. Here's a video to show you his accent
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    Last edited by seasonticketholder; 03-Aug-2014 at 17:00.

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    #2

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    What's your accent like? I gave your friend a quick listen,but am away on a very slow connection, so it didn't come through very well, but his pronunciation seemed reasonable. I'll try it again on a better connection and reply.

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    #3

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Much obliged!

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    #4

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    You've already told us he's from Hong Kong. Do you mean what part of Hong Kong?

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    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    You've already told us he's from Hong Kong. Do you mean what part of Hong Kong?
    I think the OP wants to ask if it is American or British accent.

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    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Some words get cut a bit - couple seems to almost lose the last syllable - and sounds almost disappear, like the final /d/ in started. Vowel sounds can be a bit too long. However, the pronuciation is generally fine.

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    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    I think the OP wants to ask if it is American or British accent.
    Neither really- it's not a native accent and isn't close enough to one to say IMO.

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    #8

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Hm. I'm listening again. I might be hearing some Australian flourishes. For instance, he's pronouncing some of his long A's as if they're long I's, e.g. great sounded like grite.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 11-Aug-2014 at 21:23.

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    #9

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Thanks for the information, Charlie and Tdol!

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    #10

    Re: What accent does my friend have?

    Quote Originally Posted by seasonticketholder View Post
    Thanks for the information, Charlie and Tdol!
    Mine is not information, it's just a wild guess. I thought you were going to tell us what his accent is supposed to be!

    I can't identify it. I agree with Tdol: it doesn't sound American or British. It doesn't really sound like anything.

    If you don't know, either, you could just ask your friend where his English teacher comes from.

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