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

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    Is my accent still away from a good one?

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

    You have a very strong accent. I struggled to understand about a third of what you said on my first listening. After listening to it three times, this is what I heard. I have written how it sounds.

    Hi or. How are you? I hope you are fine.

    Today I would like to ask you about somesing which is so important for me. Zat when I need a word in dis wiz ??? sound, de little dee, I tink to owe it ze letter d orz a the sound.

    For example, wind. I like it difficult to say it wind so I say it wind so quickly.

    I am sure it's wrong to do that but it's ... how do you think?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    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. I struggled to understand about a third of what you said on my first listening. After listening to it three times, this is what I heard. I have written how it sounds.

    Hi or. How are you? I hope you are fine.

    Today I would like to ask you about somesing which is so important for me. Zat when I need(meet) a word in dis wiz(end with ) ??? sound, de little dee, I tink(tend) to owe(omit( it ze letter d orz a the sound.

    For example, wind. I like it difficult to say it wind so I say it wind so quickly.

    I am sure it's wrong to do that but it's ... how do you think?
    I wanted to seem like a native linking words not to be understood by non-natives.
    But you could understand me.

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

    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.
    You wanted to talk so you wouldn't be understood by non-natives?
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    Re: It is easier not to say the d sound at the end of a word

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I wanted to seem like a native by linking words, not to be understood by non-natives.
    But you could understand me.
    But I didn't understand a lot of it. As I said, I had to listen to it three times even to get what I wrote, much of which doesn't make sense and aren't real words. I should probably add that if it hadn't been for your thread title, I would have struggled to have any idea what you were talking about.

    Why don't you want to be understood by non-natives?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why don't you want to be understood by non-natives?
    I think ensan probably means that he would like his pronunciation to be good enough to be indistinguishable from a native-speaker's in the ears of a non-native-speaker.

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    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.)
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    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.




    ?
    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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    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?
    It is not your accent that is a problem but your pronunciation, which is a different thing.

    I think you should probably spend most of your energy on improving your grammar and vocabulary.


    (Here's a tip: Next time you record yourself for uploading to the forum, turn the TV off!)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It is not your accent that is a problem but your pronunciation, which is a different thing.

    I think you should probably spend most of your energy on improving your grammar and vocabulary.


    (Here's a tip: Next time you record yourself for uploading to the forum, turn the TV off!)

    I think my grammar and vocabulary are so good.It is only my pronunciation which needs more practice.

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