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    Who can help me with my SPEECH?

    I am doing a short film and I must create several accents in english for a couple of roles. Some are more american inspired, some are british inspired. I need native english speakers who "supervise" my vocal performance in terms of having created a realistic, believable accents (Although the speech may be odd due to the nature of the characters). The thing is that I don't want to sound like an idiot trying to do an accent. So, where can I keep posting my recordings so that someone can give me their opinion. Or if there is any forum specifically for Accent and speech I'd appreciate if you share the link.

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    Re: Who can help me with my SPEECH?

    You can post things in this section, though the scale of what you're describing sounds like a case for paying for dedicated time with a professional- there are no guarantees on a forum of volunteers that these needs will be met.

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    Re: Who can help me with my SPEECH?

    Unless you can already pass as a native Anglophone in at least one accent, you are almost certainly going to be disappointed in this effort. Sorry.
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    Re: Who can help me with my SPEECH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evelyn1021 View Post
    I am doing a short film and I must create several accents in English for a couple of roles. Some are more American-inspired, some are British-inspired. I need native English speakers who can "supervise" my vocal performance in terms of having created [No a, because accents is plural] realistic, believable accents (although the speech may be odd due to the nature of the characters). The thing is that I don't want to sound like an idiot trying to do an accent. So, where can I keep posting my recordings so that someone can give me an [or: his or her] opinion. Or if there is any forum specifically for accent and speech, I'd appreciate if you'd share the link.

    Thank you,
    Evelyn
    Cool project!

    This is a good site for questions about English speech, but it sound like you need more than that. If you're going to imitate accents yourself, Google accent coach or dialect coach.

    It would probably be easier to find English speakers who can fill the roles.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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