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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:20 am 
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Someone told me recently that I have a non-native speaker-sounding accent in English (not in exactly those words, it was more "You have an accent! What kind of accent do you have? *insert foreign language accent guesses rather than expected things like Southern here*). I'm sort of bewildered, because I am a native English speaker, and I'm not Cajun or Chicano or Pennsylvania Dutch or any of the other groups that normally get confused for non-native English speakers. I wasn't even doing any of my accents at the time (sometimes I will randomly talk to people in different accents). I also heard someone else on another forum say that they've been told that they have a non-native speaker-sounding accent by multiple people (I've only gotten that from one person, but if one person says it, probably other people are thinking it).

I was wondering if anyone here had that and what people think would cause that. I suspect it's mostly prosody. I've pretty much taken up thinking in a combination of English and German and I wouldn't be surprised if that slipped into my prosody sometimes, and I know I hyperarticulate pretty bad, which is definitely associated with foreign-soundingness, although I doubt that alone would cause it, since I'm pretty sure stereotypical Received Pronunciation-type accents also hyperarticulate.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:24 am 
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If you're like some nerds, perhaps there are words only ever seen in a book and thus don't pronounce correctly. Also, there's a reason why they're only seen in a book. Little oddities like that can make one sound like a foreign language learner.

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I recently heard someone joke that Keanu Reeves was so bad at imitating accents that even his normal speaking voice sounds fake. Maybe its possible that some people have idiolects that diverge enough from the norm that they occasionally strike others as foreign-sounding.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:19 pm 
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My accent is so eclectic at this point that it breaks those online accent quizzes. (I think the last one I took placed me in New England--on what basis, I can't imagine. Their second guess was someplace in Texas.)

I had someone tell me to my face that they knew I wasn't from this country. Again, I have no idea what they based that conclusion on. And once a Canadian asked me, "Why are you speaking with an Ottawa accent?" Since at the time I didn't even know what an Ottawa accent sounded like, I had no good response for her.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:10 am 
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People have told me on a number of occasions that I have a strong accent - including people here in the Milwaukee area.

However, the times I have been told by Milwaukeeans that I do not sound like I am from the area appear to be due to my speaking with a bit of a lilt when speaking carefully, which is not typical of the dialect here.

On the other hand, which suburb of Milwaukee I am originally from has been picked out correctly by someone I had never met before based solely on my accent on one occasion.

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I'm a military brat so I come by the horrible mix of accent naturally. The Deep South, the Not-So-Deep South, Rocky Mountain states, New England, Pac NW, and Californian parents to boot, one by way of the Midwest. Whee! I'd say my accent is mostly now "trying very hard to never sound like I'm Southern ever again, also I've lived in the Pac NW for a while so let's go with that."

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My accent is a weird mix of Welsh and West Country. This is due to living in Gloucestershire and then moving to Mid Wales. My cousins in Gloucestershire have noitced and started teasing me about my Welsh accent... :x


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