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I am trying to learn American Accent, and I am having a problem when saying were and where, I made this recording to you. I won't write the test that I have said in order to let you feel if my accent is correct or not.

again, I need the were in American accent.

This is the recording, i upload it on many websites.

http://www.filedropper.com/record0003

http://www.megafileupload.com/2zRN/Record_0003.wav

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=20034351737334244042

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As a native American English speaker, I think your pronunciation of were sounds pretty close! Native speakers tend to shorten or minimize "were" and almost pronounce it like "wur" or "wer". You replicate that quite well here.

Some of the other words (years, ago, completely, useless) sound less close to a native accent. But overall, it is very easy to understand what you are saying.

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  • Thanks for your answer. for the other words you mentioned: I guess that I said thought quite well. I studied it. Could you tell me what wrong did I do with the word thought ? – Marco Dinatsoli Apr 7 '15 at 11:57
  • @MarcoDinatsoli Upon re-listening to the audio clip, I agree that you said thought well. I've edited my answer. Sorry for causing any confusion. :) – Nate Barbettini Apr 8 '15 at 12:03

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