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    #11

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    That's almost impossible for anybody beyond a certain age. (A famous example is Henry Kissinger, who came to this country at ten and never shed his accent.)
    Not a professional teacher

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    #12

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    That's almost impossible for anybody beyond a certain age. (A famous example is Henry Kissinger, who came to this country at ten and never shed his accent.)
    If I understand correctly, ensan is not so unrealistic that he wants generally to sound indistinguishable from native-speakers. Rather, he wants to be able to pass himself off as a native-speaker to his Egyptian peers.

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    #13

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You have a very strong accent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I wanted to seem like a native linking words not to be understood by non-natives.
    But you could understand me.
    I was kidding as he was kidding.I mean nothing at all ,just kidding.
    Then no one answered my question mentioned in the thread head

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    #14

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    Is my accent still away from a good one?
    Your question has been answered.

    Let me say it again, more clearly: Yes.

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    #15

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word ,am I right?


    That was my question.

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    #16

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I was kidding as he was kidding. (space needed after a full stop) I meant nothing at all; I was just kidding.
    Then No one has answered my question mentioned in the thread head title.
    I have no idea what "I was kidding as he was kidding" means. Who is "he"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word. Am I right?

    That was my question.
    Note my corrections to your posts above.

    You didn't ask a question in your thread title. You made a statement.
    The answer to the question you have now asked is "It might be easier for you not to use the "d" at the end of words but it's not correct". Native speakers don't find it difficult at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #17

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have no idea what "I was kidding as he was kidding" means. Who is "he"?
    It was you who said You have a very strong accent.

    You were kidding,because my accent is still growing and not strong as you wrote.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Nov-2019 at 15:01. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    #18

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    It was you who said You have a very strong accent.

    You were kidding (no comma here) because my accent is still growing and not strong as you wrote.
    1. Why do you assume I am a "he"?
    2. Are you telling me I'm wrong with my statement that you have a very strong accent?
    3. What do you mean by "my accent is still growing"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #19

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    You were kidding,because my accent is still growing and not strong as you wrote.
    A "strong accent" is not a good one. It's an accent that sounds very different from a native one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #20

    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    1. Why do you assume I am a "he"?
    2. Are you telling me I'm wrong with my statement that you have a very strong accent?
    3. What do you mean by "my accent is still growing"?

    2-NO,you are right.
    3-It means I have just begun to take care of my accent.

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