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    Accent

    accent, how is mine? :S
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    its meee :P sorry hehe
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    Американец штата Арканзас - can't hear any accent, like native Russian
    голыми - inflection shouldn't go up here
    руками - good
    задУшил - wrong stress (correct - задушИл)
    олэня - л should be soft
    которого обнаружил - there's an accent
    в спальне своей дочери - isn't clear at all.

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    You speak Russian like many Americans I know.

    Take care of the soft sign in спальня. You totally omit it, which leads to misunderstanding at once.

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    Это уже совсем придирка, но меня что-то смущает в слове "американец" совсем чуть-чуть и я не понимаю что.
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    to me, "amerikanec iz shtata arkanzas" sounds totally native (the final "s" in "arkanzas" is a bit hard to hear though, I think most Russians would pronounce it clearer, but I actually thought that you were a native speaker at first.

    As far as the rest of the sentence goes, the sounds you should concentrate on first are imo "L" (both the soft and the hard one; neither one is too similar to the English "L") and "i"/"y". The "i" should be more like very short "ee", not like English "i", as you have in "rukami".
    some other things:
    You pronounce "v spal'ne" as "w spalne", instead of "f spal'ne". This is understandable but not standard in Russian.

    the first vowel in "kotorogo" is schwa as in "about".

    The "je" in "svoei" almost drops out. The technically correct way (like on TV) of saying this wourd would be imo to pronounce "j" clearly as "svajej". In regular speech that "j" usually won't be pronounced clearly, but even in that case "ae" should still be heard as two distinct and different vowels.

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    You pronounce "v spal'ne" as "w spalne", instead of "f spal'ne". This is understandable but not standard in Russian.
    belorussian accent

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    How should someone position their tongue to pronounce Russian "l"?

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    Ok there Muttonchop, my Russian friend says that:
    "The front part of your tongue should touch back of your bottom teeth and the back of your tongue should touch the pallet (sort of) that is if you mean ( ы) ."
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    I actually meant л, since laxxy said it's not really similar to the English "L" (which, in hindsight, I should have capitalized). But that helps, too, even though I'm not sure how you're supposed to touch your tongue to your teeth on a word like сыграть.

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    Re: Accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha
    accent, how is mine? :S
    mistakes:

    Arcanzans (Arkanzas), kutorogo (kotorogo), u spalne (v spal'ne), olэnya

    and the whole performance: broken Russian - like a mechanically joined string of syllables

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    I didn't want to start a new thread, so... if anyone has time, can they tell me if I'm pronouncing these words correctly? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    I didn't want to start a new thread, so... if anyone has time, can they tell me if I'm pronouncing these words correctly? Thanks.
    Is the first word сноб? The recording is pretty bad, but the words sound pretty good to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    I didn't want to start a new thread, so... if anyone has time, can they tell me if I'm pronouncing these words correctly? Thanks.
    I've got it: сноп (a sort of hay with corn - sheaf)

    good performance: a bit softer r in "pr'iroda" would be better for me

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    The first word is actually щенок! I'm guessing I didn't say that one very well? Thanks, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    The first word is actually щенок! I'm guessing I didn't say that one very well? Thanks, guys!

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    Re: Accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha
    accent, how is mine? :S
    Amerikanets iz shtata arkanzas golymi rukami zadumshil olenja, kotorogo obnaruzhil v spal'ne svoej docheri.


    try like that >>>> olenja = olenya and spal'ne = spal''ne more l''



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    Here's a second try with the things I had trouble with in the first recording. Can you identify the word this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Here's a second try with the things I had trouble with in the first recording. Can you identify the word this time?
    Возвращаюсь %)

    This word should sound like this

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    не понял, отфига возвращался?
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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