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What can I to improve my pronunciation??

 
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olimpiajesus



Joined: 06 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: What can I to improve my pronunciation?? Reply with quote

I am a native Spanish speaker I came to the USA a few years ago.
I have problems making questions or when I use adjectives, because
in Spanish is totally opposite. Is there any rule about this two
issues that I can apply to improve my English??
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Buckler



Joined: 27 Jun 2013
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

English language has very little in terms of the word-level redundancy (not sure if this is a correct term), this determines its grammatical structure (it requires special grammatical constructions to convey the information, which is missing at the level of words).
Spanish does have redundancy (verbs and nouns are different words, plus a greater number of dedicated verbs).
The most pronounced word-level redundancy is in Slavic languages, they do not even have a Past Perfect Tense, they use dedicated verbs instead, which obviates the need for the "service verbs", such as "have", "do", "get" (get acquainted, get to know s/o, etc).

Once you know that you can easily see the reason for the "peculiar" grammatic constructions in English.
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Accent reduction involves expanding the range of speech reflexes. You can easily do it if you are aware of the differences in phonetic articulation between your native language and the language you are learning.
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PeterAlex



Joined: 31 Dec 2013
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some tips to help you improve your English pronunciation.

First of all, don't worry about not having a Native-English Accent and Writing Assignments for your educational matters. It's important to be able to speak clearly, so that people can understand you. However, it's almost impossible to sound exactly like a native English speaker if you are learning English as an adult in a non-English speaking country.

-Source: Improving your English pronunciation
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