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    #1

    What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    Could you guys provide some constructive feedback? I'm trying to become a good teacher, and these days I have been working on my intonation and sounds (key is rather difficult for me). Also, too, can you guess what country I'm from judging by the accent?
    Here's the video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgvOfV9kGe4

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    Re: What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    I would say that you're doing well. However, some of your vowel sounds could do with tightening up- clobber has a stronger /ɒ/ sound than you use. But I must say that you have a number of the sounds of British English off pat.

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    Re: What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    Oh, thank you for the feedback. I've been working very hard over the past year. I'll work on tightening up the /ɒ/ vowel sound.

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    Re: What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    BTW, I saw your first language by looking at your profile. I wouldn't have guessed right as you don't have many of the standard features that mark many speakers of that language. I would point out that clobber for clothes isn't widely used nowadays. It was pretty standard when I was younger, but I don't hear it much now. The verb is still in use.

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    #5

    Re: What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    Hi mlazor
    I just watched your 'clobber' video and my impression was that your accent comes across as a bit forced and unnatural-sounding. You've clearly worked hard on your pronunciation, and have mastered many of the tricky sounds, so well done. Now try relaxing a bit and being a little less 'careful' with the sounds.

    You sound much, much better in my opinion in your video on 'nab'.

    (By the way, I absolutely would not teach the word clobber, especially not to mean clothes.)

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    #6

    Re: What type of accent do I have? (constructive feedback wanted)

    Thank you!
    Yes, I did notice that myself, even. I will follow your advice.

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