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    Re: Have and half

    Even though you might watch content in AmE, you should also take note of the native English accents around you all day.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

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    So who are you ultimately trying to sound like? An African-American from Los Angeles? Can you name an example of a famous American person whom you want to be like?

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    #13

    Re: Have and half

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    So who are you ultimately trying to sound like? An African-American from Los Angeles? Can you name an example of a famous American person whom you want to be like?
    No, definitely not an African-American. I'd like to sound as someone with a standard American accent, like Conan O'Brien. But developing a native-like accent is a tall order.
    Last edited by NamelessKing; 12-Nov-2019 at 22:56.
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    #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Indeed, they aren't. I watch content mainly in AmE and I don't really pay too much attention to the wide variety of accents in Oxford Road.
    Sounds are not only not universal across the varieties of Englishes, they are not universal within the varieties- you are interested in AmE pronunciation, but it is far from homogeneous.

    BTW, do you mean Oxford Street? '-)

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    #15

    Re: Have and half

    I think Oxford Road is correct. According to a previous post, NamelessKing lives in Manchester, not London.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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