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    Where do I sound like I'm from?

    I've been speaking English since I could talk, and I moved around a lot as a kid.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Poland?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Your pronunciation sounds like AmE to me.
    Brazil?
    (I don't know.)

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thespiderishere View Post
    I've been speaking English since I could talk. I moved around a lot as a kid.
    Please note my added words above. It's important that native speakers/teachers write in complete sentences on the forum so that learners get to see the correct constructions all the time. Thanks.

    To me (a Brit) you just sound American. There's a bit of Valley Girl questioning intonation at the end of some of your declarative sentences. I very occasionally detected a little hint of something Hispanic but not much.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Singapore or Hong Kong?

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    I think your sojourn in the Netherlands has infected your speech with a tiny trace of a Dutch accent. Have you been there long?

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Vanuatu?

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Poland?
    I've never been to Poland. Interesting though! My parents are Indian. I grew up in the Middle East, and moved around a number of countries after that.

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Your pronunciation sounds like AmE to me.
    Brazil?
    (I don't know.)
    I've never been there, but I've been told I sound Hispanic. My family is ethnically Spanish, but we do not speak Spanish at all. If possible, would you mind pointing out what makes you think Brazil? I can't quite identify what makes my accent sounds Spanish. Thank you!

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    Re: Where do I sound like I'm from?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I think your sojourn in the Netherlands has infected your speech with a tiny trace of a Dutch accent. Have you been there long?
    It's been just a couple of years now. Possibly!

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