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    Red face Do you hear an accent?

    Hi,

    I guess I have an accent, I want to know what you guys think. I have made a recording reading a paragraph and I will appreciate any feedback that you may have for me. I hope it isn't to thick and you can understand. Basically I would like to know if I sound American or not.

    This is the text -

    I prodded the noodles in silence, guessing that Charlie would get around to talking about whatever was bothering him in his own time. My dad was not a man of many words, and the effort he had put into trying to orchestrate a sit-down dinner with me made it clear there were an uncharacteristic number of words on his mind.

    This is the recording -

    https://www.speakpipe.com/voice-reco...gj1aymvfpnf43h

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    #2

    Re: Do you hear an accent?

    Your phonemes sound pretty American. Your weakest point is that you often stress the wrong syllable. I have a feeling your delivery is better in extemporaneous speech; reading from a text can interfere with smooth delivery.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Do you hear an accent?

    I did hear an accent but for the most part I understood what you said. I think if you slow down a little, you would sound better.

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