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    How does my accent sound?

    Does it sound like a mixture? I've been in the US for a while!
    thanks!

    http://yourlisten.com/cb937/sample
    Last edited by xtina937; 21-Nov-2014 at 22:29.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    I am not qualified to comment on what British or other accents may be mixed in yours, except to say that I can detect no trace of any of the American accents.

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    #3

    Re: How does my accent sound?

    You sound SE England, maybe to the west of London, and I hear no American. However as I am a Brit. living in Canada for a long time, I may be missing that.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    I can't detect even the tiniest hint of an American accent. To me, you sound like someone from SE England who has perhaps spent a little time in either Australia or New Zealand. The "e"s in "depending" and "get", for example, sound a little more like "dipinding" and "git" which, for me, are Antipodean.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    It sounds like SE England for the most part but, right at the beginning, the 'a' in the word 'sample' made me think you were from up north. That impression disappeared almost immediately.

    It's a pity you gave the second reason for asking your question with your head inside a pillow. If you want to post another recording try speaking into the microphone.

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    #6

    Re: How does my accent sound?

    I agree with the rest of the posts that your accent sounds British. Definitely no trace of an American accent as I know their accents very well.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prolingousa View Post
    I agree with the rest of the posts that your accent sounds British. Definitely no trace of an American accent as I know their accents very well.
    Thanks. Was just curious to know. The part of the US I'm in, won't be long until I am sounding a bit like it. I know, I'm sorry about the second part, I recorded it on my phone and it somehow got muffled.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    It sounds like SE England for the most part but, right at the beginning, the 'a' in the word 'sample' made me think you were from up north. That impression disappeared almost immediately.

    It's a pity you gave the second reason for asking your question with your head inside a pillow. If you want to post another recording try speaking into the microphone.
    I lived in Wiltshire for a while, so there's sometimes some "r"'s at end of words in there which can sound American. At least that's what I hear when I hear myself lol


    sorry about it being muffled, here's another:
    http://yourlisten.com/cb937/reading
    Last edited by xtina937; 24-Nov-2014 at 22:06.

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    #9

    Re: How does my accent sound?

    I am not a teacher.

    That was a lot clearer.

    I'm sticking to my original conclusion of southern English.

    However, I grew up in southern England and there were just a couple of odd sounding words to my ear.

    At 00:16 'plant' was decidedly not southern English. A bit of an American twang crept in there.
    At 00:47 and 00:49 'omega' sounded like /ˈəʊmɛɡə/ whereas I would pronounce it /ˈəʊmɪɡə/.

    I just listened to it again and right at the end, the word 'going' sounded very strange too, but maybe that was you signing off with a funny voice. It could almost have been Scottish.

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    Re: How does my accent sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    That was a lot clearer.

    I'm sticking to my original conclusion of southern English.

    However, I grew up in southern England and there were just a couple of odd sounding words to my ear.

    At 00:16 'plant' was decidedly not southern English. A bit of an American twang crept in there.
    At 00:47 and 00:49 'omega' sounded like /ˈəʊmɛɡə/ whereas I would pronounce it /ˈəʊmɪɡə/.

    I just listened to it again and right at the end, the word 'going' sounded very strange too, but maybe that was you signing off with a funny voice. It could almost have been Scottish.
    Thanks for having another listen. When I go back and listen to it, I do agree with you on the "going" at the end, I can hear a difference now that you mention it. Funny thing. :)

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