Feedback On My Accent

pbpjr246   Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:02 am GMT
I have a hard time figuring out what my speech comes across to other people as far as accent perception goes and I was wondering if you would be willing to help me out and tell me how it comes across to you. I uploaded a clip of me reading to YouTube.

Just general background stuff: I've lived in either Jacksonville, Florida or in South Carolina for all of my life.

Margaret   Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:33 am GMT
Your accent sounds very neutral-American to me. The only sound that I found a little different was the vowel in "scoop." It sounded a little more forward than /u/. I couldn't understand the word that you used for the unit of measurement for the snow peas.
pbpjr246   Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:33 am GMT
Thank you, Margaret.

The reason I was asking is I've had several people tell me I sound odd.