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supersizeme3 2012-7-17 12:48 PM

is his accent chinese or american

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ern7M-4ufTM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ern7M-4ufTM[/url]

chicken1980 2012-7-17 01:02 PM

very fluent, but still a chinese accent to me :loveliness:

supersizeme3 2012-7-17 01:11 PM

strong acent or not

chicken1980 2012-7-17 01:25 PM

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strong acent or not [/quote]

I'll give 3.5 out of 10 for his chinese accent

supersizeme3 2012-7-17 01:57 PM

so it's hard to get rid of it mate

will you laugh at ppl with chiense accent

chicken1980 2012-7-17 02:12 PM

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Agreed, it is almost impossible to get rid of...

To be honest rather than saying "laugh at" I might get a bit uncomfortable listening to people with a very strong "other" accents, not only chinese but indian, japanese, korean and others.

This is only because of the fact that the conversation is hard to understand and takes longer than usual to understand what they are trying to say... not because it sounds funny.

supersizeme3 2012-7-17 02:38 PM

mate
in hk

even your grammer sucks if you speak with native accent

you got respect

however your good grammer

you speak with hk accent

you got dispised

chicken1980 2012-7-17 02:55 PM

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mate
in hk
even your grammer sucks if you speak with native accent
you got respect
however your good grammer
you speak with hk accent
you got dispised [/quote]

Well that's only because a lot of people in HK do not have a clue what grammar really is...

However if you look at it this way:
A person (Asian, non-English speaker) with 'native' accent
- and I assume that means how a foreigner would speak -
that means this person should be pretty good at the language in the first place;
A person who knows a language fairly well but have no idea how the sentences should structure in that particular language (using grammar);
That just doesn't make any sense to me~

supersizeme3 2012-7-17 03:00 PM

well if a irish or black american from the country goes to hk speak with a thick accent

it 's not a problem

but no matter how hard we pratice grammer we dont have native environment
so we speak with chinese accent

then we got terrible time

supersizeme3 2012-7-18 06:59 AM

tell me how good it is mate

chicken1980 2012-7-18 07:04 AM

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well if a irish or black american from the country goes to hk speak with a thick accent

it 's not a problem

but no matter how hard we pratice grammer we dont have native environment
so we spea ... [/quote]

My friend, if you find that the Irish/ Black guy speaking with a thick accent has no problem,
then what makes you think a HK/ Chinese guy speaking English with Chinese accent would have "a terrible time"?

To some extend you've got the point,
accent comes from the environment we grown up in;
and therefore we have very little to do about it.

From my experience living overseas I trust that most Westerner are okay with that,
think of the fact that in their own country, they have Indians, Africans, Mexicans just to name a few;
not to mention even WITHIN the English speaking countries, they have American, Britian, Australian and all sorts of different accents already...

I therefore don't see the problem of having accent(s) when a person is speaking in any language.
Here I want to give you one more example: let's think of the Chinese: Chinese speak Mandarin.
(We might put Taiwanese, Singaporean or Malaysian who also speak Chinese aside for a minute)
isn't it true that - just within ONE single country of China - we already have slightly different accents of Mandarin among different provinces?

Now let's look at Grammar:
Again from my experience overseas, my job requires me to communicate with people both verbally and in written (letters + emails), mostly in English speaking countries e.g. US, Australia, New Zealand
From the couple thousands emails I've gone through over the past few years trust me even the "Westerners" themselves aren't exactly good in Grammar either!
And to be honest some of them that I read were even worse than what I see from Asians!!
My believe is this: The ultimate purpose of language is to communicate, to get your message across to another person, therefore so long as the other party get what you mean, the conversation can keep going etc;
My question is WHAT'S THE BIG FK DEAL? :smile_o01:

supersizeme3 2012-7-18 07:08 AM

everyone speaks good english said what you have said

anyway if you could choose

you would choose american or indian accent then

see which one is suprerior

chicken1980 2012-7-18 07:55 AM

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everyone speaks good english said what you have said
anyway if you could choose
you would choose american or indian accent then
see which one is suprerior [/quote]

Well if that's what everyone else said - not that I think I'm one of the good English speakers
then I guess that means the explanation is pretty reliable right?

Your last question is seriously quite a personal one i.e. no right or wrong,
but since English is the primary language used in America and perhaps not in India,
I would assume an average American will be better, or at least having more exposure in the English language compared to an average Indian;
therefore to me American is a better one between the two.
The best one that I like however, is British accent - one may call it 'the origin of the English language'...

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chirs13080 2012-7-18 08:50 AM

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supersizeme3 2012-7-18 11:06 AM

native means superiority you can't deny that mate

supersizeme3 2012-7-18 11:34 AM

i think its good

etplanet0513 2012-7-24 09:24 AM

Even with his accent, he speaks very fluent english and is very easy to understand.

Don't see why people would laugh at him for his accent.

supersizeme10 2012-7-28 12:54 PM

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cleov 2012-8-3 12:05 AM

Who cares about the accent if you can communicate effectively?

10ding 2012-8-13 11:53 PM

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