Can we call the speaker as a native speaker?

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Can't see or hear it. Please try posting the link again.
 

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If that's the correct link, the answer is no. He's clearly not a native English speaker.
 

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Your browser doesn't seems to be a native speaker of HTML. :-D
 

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Could you repeat and record the sentence according to the native language specially American accent?
 

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Link corrected.
 

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As Bart Simpson would put it: if that guy's a native speaker I'll eat my shorts.
 

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As Bart Simpson would put it: if that guy's a native speaker I'll eat my shorts.
It sounds like Tommy Weisau. And no one knows where he's from:

 

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It sounds like Tommy Weisau. And no one knows where he's from:

I take it you mean Tommy Wiseau, originally from Poland, and maker of The Room, ​widely considered the worst film ever made.
 
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Yes, I did. Thanks for the correction and for Tommy's true provenence.

I understand that for many years he insisted he was from the US.
 

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My understanding is that he has lived in the US for many years, so he has at least some basis for calling himself an American.
 

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Absolutely. And he took it further, insisting he was born and bred here. Very interesting character!
 

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Thanks for extra info. :lol: How can I be an American without being born and bred in the US? I just need the accent :-D
 

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Thanks for extra info. :lol: How can I be an American without being born and bred in the US?

You can become an American by applying for citizenship and passing the exam.


I just need the accent :-D
Actually, you don't!
 

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Thanks for extra info. :lol: How can I be an American without being born and bred in the US? I just need the accent :-D

It may not be easy to become an American, but it is far from impossible. The USA, like Canada, has a large number of immigrants who are on the path to citizenship.
 

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Of course Tommy Wiseau cannot hear the defects in his pronunciation. That is precisely why they exist and persist. And it's also why he imagines he can fool people, including us.
 
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Can we call this speaker as a native speaker?
https://vocaroo.com/1jKXV9IkwL6q

We told you in this thread, where you posted the exact same clip (only slightly slowed down), that most of us thought the speaker was a Russian (or other Slavic language) speaker. Why would you re-post the same person, and ask us if we think he's a native speaker?!

The clips sound very much like the guy from the Youtube Channel RussiaPlus. He's a fluent English speaker, despite a fairly strong Russian accent.
 

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I consider it an infraction to post the same question in two threads.
 
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