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    Please critique my accent

    Hello to all,

    I would be grateful if you would critique my accent, as I have been practising my American accent for quite a while and I feel I am stuck in a bit of a rut, and cannot seem to make any improvements anymore.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.

    Please find a sample of my accent here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og8KlKefxcw

    Many thanks,
    Marshall

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    Re: Please critique my accent

    It would be more understandable if you could take the croak out of your voice. That may be from reading rather than speaking.

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    Re: Please critique my accent

    How old are you?
    How long have you been learning?
    How long have you been consciously working on improving your pronunciation?

    It may just be that you've reached the limit, as it were, and that you won't improve further. If that's the case, you should be quite happy with the pronunciation that you have.

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    Re: Please critique my accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It would be more understandable if you could take the croak out of your voice. That may be from reading rather than speaking.
    Yes, that happens with reading, not with speaking though. Not sure why :)

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    Re: Please critique my accent

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    How old are you?
    How long have you been learning?
    How long have you been consciously working on improving your pronunciation?

    It may just be that you've reached the limit, as it were, and that you won't improve further. If that's the case, you should be quite happy with the pronunciation that you have.

    32.
    15 years.
    2 or 3 years.

    Thanks for your feedback, although I somewhat refuse to believe there's a limit past which you cannot go. All the work I've done has been self-imparted, no outside help whatsoever, so who's to say this is where I draw the line and call it quits?!

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    #6

    Re: Please critique my accent

    Please don't get me wrong—I was not suggesting you call it quits. I was trying to say that your pronunciation is generally very good.

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