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Speak to me only with thine eyes and I will hear every word you say. Unique in a mix of sounds and intonation, an accent can be an aural delight to the listener. Often he or she will stare at the speaker quizzically, and in some cases smile and even comment with something such as, "What an interesting accent you have!" What is really going on in that exchange considering the speaker and listener have their own unique accents? Every person has a specific speech pattern
1. What is the American accent, actually? In fact, there is not one kind of American accent. The US is huge, and people from different regions speak with different accents. A guy from Texas can sound quite different from one in New York. There isn't even one type of New Yorker accent. Similarly, there are different types of Californian accents. Want some proof for the diversity of the accents? One movie can show you right away. If you have watched Cars, by Pixar, you'll notice that Lightning McQueen (The red car) speaks English very differently from Mater (the truck). This is because Mater has
For years, the mystery of the American accent has been a debate. American English is a semi-phonetic language, making it one of the more difficult languages to master. Once the basics have been learned, many foreign speakers find that because of the vowel shifts and speaking habits, English proves to be a frustrating language. Mastering the accent can help in several ways.
The answer to this question is plain and simple: very, if not the most important thing. You see, English is a stressed language as opposed to others that are considered syllabic languages. It means that stress is what carries most of the meaning in spoken language, rather than syllables. There is a very practical way of getting to understand this.
Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a substantial extent.
How I got around life being a bad speller and my Goal to fix it. This year I have a dream to become a good speller, I have been creating blogs and the spelling has driven me nuts. These blogs have motivated me to relearn the English language. Many people just do not try to do anything new or fix up their old bad habits and use many excuses.