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@afranticlullaby - otherwise (re:forums) extremely clear, sharp pronunciation (though you definitely read it a little fast!)
Heh, I guess, even though it was for people I couldn't see, I found it slightly nervewrecking. Thank you for your reply!
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Had some fun with my 3 year old, don't think he would have enjoyed the whole paragraph so I just took the best part Emotion: wink

Where can I record my voice and have my regional accent analyzed?
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You should be registered, and then you'll see the option to record your voice.
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Let me know what you guys think!
Hi khah - the audio was a bit 'broken' so it was a little hard to hear. Your pronunciation was clear and easy to understand. You sound great.

Suggestion: Focus on 'sharpening' the sounds. Try to practice being too harsh with the end of each word (as an experiment).

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The video above might seem daft, but give it a try! I've lived abroad for 20 years or so, and I've noticed the main thing that separates foreign accents from native accents (good ones at least) is the sharpness of the delivery.
Thanks for your advise!
I'll definitely try it. I've read somewhere that exercising the muscles of the mouth is a good way of getting a better pronunciation.
But I'm not really sure if I got what you meant by ‘‘being too harsh with the end of each word’’. Do I have to pronounce the end of words more clearly?
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khahBut I'm not really sure if I got what you meant by ‘‘being too harsh with the end of each word’’
I worked on radio for about 8 years and I have since noticed a common ESL mistake is dropping the 'sharper' sounds at the end of words.

They might say 'tha' instead of 'thaT' - but the T should be sharp and 'harsh'

WhaT becomes 'wha' etc.

It's mainly the Ts I think. You'll notice the presenter in that video ends each word in that 'sharp' manner.
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