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    #1

    What kind of accent do I have?

    Hey guys, recently I have been getting a lot of mixed feedback about my English accent so I thought I would ask the UsingEnglish community about their opinion! I uploaded a short recording (below) so let me know what you think!! A little background about myself: I'm Egyptian, but I have been to American schools throughout my life. Fluent in English and Arabic, and studied French for five years. I live in Arizona, btw.

    Here's the link!


    https://soundcloud.com/randomuzer/bo...biology-accent

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    Re: What kind of accent do I have?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Really interesting to hear what native speakers have to say :)
    Your accent sounds to me like that standard flat American accent and had you not disclosed your background, I would probably say that you were raised in a bilingual family. But I have just been in the US for two years and cannot claim to be an expert at this.

    Out of my interest, at what age did you move to the US and how many years have you lived here?

    P.S. I like to read about this wonderful state of Arizona.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 19-Aug-2014 at 08:03.

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    Re: What kind of accent do I have?

    It sounds like non-native AmE to me.

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    Re: What kind of accent do I have?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Really interesting to hear what native speakers have to say :)
    Your accent sounds to me like that standard flat American accent and had you not disclosed your background, I would probably say that you were raised in a bilingual family. But I have just been in the US for two years and cannot claim to be an expert at this.

    Out of my interest, at what age did you move to the US and how many years have you lived here?

    P.S. I like to read about this wonderful state of Arizona.

    Thanks Alex! I moved to the US when I was 17 and have been here for 8 years now.

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    Re: What kind of accent do I have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It sounds like non-native AmE to me.
    Thanks Tdol! Any specific comments about the recording?

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