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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 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 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 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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    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?
    Not a professional teacher

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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 ensan View Post
    I think my grammar and vocabulary are so very good. (Space needed after a full stop) It is only my pronunciation which needs more practice.
    We'll have to take your word for it about your grammar and vocabulary for now. We haven't seen enough of your English to know whether we agree with you.
    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 ensan View Post
    I think my grammar and vocabulary are so good.It is only my pronunciation which needs more practice.
    I strongly disagree. Sorry.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 17-Nov-2019 at 02:38.

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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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