At first I was undecided about whether the speaker was American, but after
three listenings I decided that she was. The pronunciation of "the" and "something" sounded nonstandard, true, but the pronunciation of "there", "older", "like", and "scarce" was a giveaway. The [ai] in "like" was pronounced a bit like [ei] -- such regional features are typical of native speakers.
BTW, does anyone know what the third word in the recording is?
I would like to have your script and do a recording and let you people comparing. I believe I can imitate your accent because you sound same as my maid.
I was thinking of sending my own file but after reading all you comments I'll think twice! hehehhee
Actually, I don't know how to do it, I will appreciate any help about it, thanks
I have a picture to prove i'm not chinese ect.
She has a horrible pronunciation.
It is not pleasant to listen her.
then dont bastard, go jack ur dick or something ur not even an american anyways, not native
My god, I wouldn't be able to talk to anybody if I didn't know how to talk english, I'm from Minnesota, United States, you're just not use to hearing a northern accent that's all
hes just used to hearing his moms accent every night as the sleep together :P
I have no idea what the third word of her passage is, Tom. It sounds like the book she is reading is a kids' book. It's definitely not a classic of American literature that I would expect students in this country to be reading by the time they get to high school.
I'm sure Ashley sounds a lot different when she's actually speaking to her friends instead of reading, and probably more like what people think of as an "American accent."
Should i record my voice without reading?
I sent another one to Tom, this time I didn't read, maybe it will be easier because I didn't have to worry about looking at words
When he uploads it to the site, I can tell there is a difference, I pronounce words better when I'm not reading, and I am for sure an American, I was born in Minnesota and have been growing up in Minnesota, and english is my native tongue
Tom, the third word is "Hangletons". She is reading from the first page of Harry Potter, and the Goblet of Fire:
"The Little Hangletons all agreed that the old house was 'creepy.' Half a century ago, something strange and horrible had happened there, something that the older inhabitants of the village still like to discuss when topics for gossip were scarce."