Which foreign language is most accented in English?

20 Jan

Ok, I knew that title would get your attention, but you will probably be disappointed by my answer.  The degree of accent can range from mild to severe in any language.  Recently, a gentleman I was working with thought that Indians might have the worst accents — he is from … Read More »

An oft-used pronunciation

14 Jan

When I work with folks on their accents, inevitably we reach a moment when we encounter the word often.  As a hopeless pedant (if you don’t know what that word means, look it up —  preferably in a real, not a virtual, dictionary), I must let my client know the “correct” … Read More »

Two different /th/ sounds in English

13 Jan

Many individuals I have worked with on accents need some help with the /th/ sound.  The bad news is, there are actually two different /th/ sounds in English.  If you were unaware of this, you are not alone!  Many whom I work with are unaware of this distinction before I point it … Read More »

The accent and speech blog

13 Jan

I will be blogging on accent and general phonetics topics.  You will hopefully find these topics to be interesting as well as illuminating and useful!