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AngelicaDeAlquezar June 13, 2022 04:14 PM

Suggestions for a model to copy
Since I live mostly in writing, I have always neglected speaking. The result is that I speak with a mixture of British and American intonations and pronunciations all seasoned with my Mexican accent, which I guess is perceived as a language murder by my English speaking friends (even if they're too polite to say it).

I've been doing some conversation exercises, but right now I need to read out loud a formal document.

So I need your help please: Show me examples of news presenters who read with an intonation you like. :D

poli June 13, 2022 09:31 PM

There are plenty of newscasters that speak American English well, but not all of them do. Listen to Lester Holt. His standard American English is flawless as far as I can tell

On the other hand Joe Scarborough's English is full of regionalisms. He frequently substitutes the short e for the short i. So, he will say pronounce the word any as iny.

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 14, 2022 04:03 PM

Thank you very much, Poli!
I'll listen carefully to both. I'll focus on intonation and rhythm for a start. :D

poli June 15, 2022 05:22 AM

Of course, nobody actually speaks as perfectly as Lester, but we can aspire to it.;)

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 15, 2022 02:38 PM

My foreign accent ruins everything, but I'm determined to improve. I think he's a great model to follow. :D

poli June 15, 2022 08:11 PM

My New York accent does the same especially when I have a glass or two of wine:o

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