Does she sound like a native speaker?

Guest   Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:35 pm GMT
Has anyone ever watched the American TV show "LOST"?
One of my favorite actresses is on that show, Yunjin Kim.

Anyway, this is an interview clip of Yunjin Kim.

Native English Speakers, what do you think about her English accent?
A) perfectly native
B) nearly native
C) not bad (tolerable)
D) awkward
furrykef   Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:47 pm GMT
Hmm... I think there may be traces of a Korean accent, but I don't know if I would detect them if I didn't know to look for them. It's certainly not a bad accent at all. I would say it's in between A and B. (Too bad my Korean aunt is still at D, though it's been a couple of years since I've heard her voice.)

- Kef
blondie   Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:26 am GMT
She said she was born in Korea, and moved to the States at the age of 10.

Maybe that's why she has a nearly-native accent.
Native Korean   Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:54 am GMT
Actually, I'm the original uploader of this thread, though I forgot to type my name.

I'm wondering how her accent sounds to non-American native English speakers.

Since she lived in NY city for a long time, does she have a New York Accent?