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  •  He has a strong American accent... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...with the usual pronunciation issues with "rr," drawn-out consonants and many "short" vowel sounds that don't exist in Spanish. For example, "mil" pronounced "mill" instead of "meel" (thousand).  

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 09:47:24 PM PDT

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    •  I noticed those mispronunciations, but I did (1+ / 0-)
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      think his pattern or accent or whatever you want to call it (aside from Americanism slips) had a "south sound"  as opposed to Notenos and Tejanos or chilangos.  It sounded more like what I hear from my Guatamalan, Honduran and Salvadoran friends.  

      Well, we all hear however we're accustomed, I guess.  I've been told I sound like a south Mexico speaker rather than a north.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 12:21:32 AM PDT

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