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    Question Is my pronunciation okay? (very short video)

    Would you say that my pronunciation is okay? Or do I have a rather thick accent? Can you tell where I'm from? All comments and criticism are welcome. :)

    (Me reciting the 'death monologue' from A Streetcar Names Desire)
    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0TtWa7PyY23
    Last edited by sursiks; 22-Jul-2016 at 02:06. Reason: typo

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    Re: Is my pronunciation okay? (very short video)

    I guess someone has said you have a thick Russian accent. This is very far from the truth. You have a perceptible accent, which I would have guessed was Russian even if you hadn't told your history, but it's a mild one. My Russian cousins have accents ranging from thick to severe, so I know what I'm talking about. Your accent is milder than one cousin of mine who was only thirteen when his family immigrated.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Is my pronunciation okay? (very short video)

    The accent is perceptible, but certainly not thick. It's perfectly understandable.

    The play, and subsequent film, is called 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.
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    Re: Is my pronunciation okay? (very short video)

    I struggled much more with the audio quality than I did with your actual pronunciation.
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