Here is a sample of one Russian guy who offers an accent training course. I'd like to hear opinion of native speakers about his
BTW, I sent a sample of my speech to Tom, and I hope he will post it on this forum too.
The Russian guy sounds American.
Yes, he is offering American accent traning, so he tried to immitate an American accent in the two first records; in the last (to garans) he sounds like someone with a British accent.
Btw, what do you think about his pronunciation? Is it really good?
He inserts r's where they don't belong. His "but" sounds like "burt". He screwed up the pronunciation of "season" (used a short [i] instead of [i:]). In Untitled.mp3 I couldn't understand the last part (before he starts speaking Russian).
Golly! That Russian's imitation of a British accent is one of the most artificial and insulting I have ever heard. I suppose he copied an American's imitation of British English.
Look, chaps, if you were brought up to speak American English, please do us Britons a great favour by not trying to speak like us. You say wahder and we say wottuh.
Yes, we say wottuh, not wottah, as that old Slav would say when he is mocking us.
...And we don't raise our voices at the end of every phrase like Americans think we do. In fact, Americans probably do that more than we do. Golly, that Slav's pronunciation of "Christopher" is ugly.
Please excuse me for making four posts in a row. Phew, I was indeed exploding.
Guofei or Richard? Or are they the same?
Ah, sorry. Richard. Guofei is actually my cousin. I am taking a holiday in California and I am now staying in Guofei's house. We are on Antimoon together.
I think the brit imitation is fairly standard E.
what´s so wrong about it Richard?
´for a change´ sounds good. I agree that he sounds american in certain points
i think he did a real good job, i dont know what you are so offended about.
He did okay, although he sounds vaguely like Kermit the Frog to me. It sounds completely forced and not natural at all. It's probably better than I could do a Russian accent though so I'm not one to criticize too much.
Yeah, the voice did sound a bit like a caricature and I found it to be pretty amusing. I think the 2nd mp3 was supposed to sound like a Texas accent.