My accent, could anybody tell my how to improve it?
I really wanna have a perfect north-America accent probably around NY NJ areas due to I am planning to immigrate to north from my home country, but since id improved it little bit, now it stops improving, i still sound like a foreigner and soooo far from perfect
can anybody tell my where is the point? why it sounds not like a native?
is that the way we use vocal organs is different?
all of them?
I meant me >>:( I can't edit it...
Are you a Chinese speaker?
Well, you might as well work on your rhythm because I suppose that's one element that makes you sound non-native.
Stress, intonation and rhythm can be much more important than articulation if you want to be understood by native speakers.
What an interesting accent.
The cadence, and the pronunciation of certain words, sounds Chinese, but the pronunciation of certain other sounds--such as the short "o" sound in "touch"--sounds more Spanish.
Tell us--where are you from?
I wonder WHY do you want to BLEND in New York or NEW JERSEY? I noticed that there were pictures of what appeared to be Muslim men on your site at first, then the pictures changed.
<< I noticed that there were pictures of what appeared to be Muslim men on your site at first, then the pictures changed. >>
Those images probably had nothing to do with the original poster.
I don't think it's necessary to go specifically for a New York or New Jersey accent. A General American accent should sound normal enough all around the United States.
RZ, you could try the modelling method; it's cheap and you can do it at your own pace and in your own time.
Get a tape of the speaker with the accent you want to copy. Listen one sentence at a time, and speak ALONG with the speaker. Repeat as many times as necessary--15 or 20 times isn't too much--then move on to the next sentence.
If you're willing to work at this long enough, significant reduction of your accent will be effected; if you're a gifted enough student, even accent elimination. It will take many, many hours; at least 60, but 300 or more is better. That's about a year.
What's best of all is that you'll learn proper cadence, intonation, and inflections in a way that wouldn't be possible in classes.
This method is used in the University of California at San Diego, and has proven very successful.
Not easy, but at least cheap.