Your English Accents

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Leon

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Sorry, F idάνι, that's not it. There was a discussion about the standard English accent and there was a link there to the different native English accents of the world.

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I suppose as long as we can make ourselves understood, it's O.K. but I feel that someone with an appalling accent should not be teaching... and as we are a Greek Forum, I feel that the Greek contingent would take a poor view of foreigners teaching Greek in obviously foreign accents.

Well, it is obvious that any non-native speaker of a language will have a foreign accent, but I think that, in order for it to be acceptable, they need to be able to pronounce every letter of the alphabet as it should be (there are many Greeks who cannot sound the English 'r' correctly, and it's just lazy for someone professional like a translator or an interpreter).

Leon.
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F_idάνι

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Try this one:
http://www.fonetiks.org/engsou2.html

And the discussion is here:
https://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php?topic=1640.0;prev_next=prev

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Sorry, I forgot to add:  the difference between the two u's:  the explanation is technical, and to do with the position of the tongue in the mouth relative to the position it takes up when making other vowel sounds.  Go to http://www.fonetiks.org/engsou2.html and run your cursor over the vowel symbols & you will hear what they call the "British pronunciation" of words like "but" and "should" (the vowel sound in "should" is the same as the one in "Bush".  If you play around with this site you will find other variants like Welsh English, Australian English and so on, and it should give you an ieda of what is considered "the same" sounds and "different" sounds.

Good luck

Philip
« Last Edit: 25 May, 2007, 19:05:52 by F_idάνι »



Leon

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Thanks a lot!
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