Actors & the American Accent
In order to answer that question, let’s listen to a professional actor.☝
Here’s what the actor Matthew Rhys says about mastering an American accent:
“you can nail the sound, but sometimes I think you can tell a British actor when he’s playing an American, because it’s the other things [that matter]. Rhythm and cadence and syntax [are important,] and emphasis is a massive thing. It’s those things you’re always tuning into and I’m always trying to nail.”
I want to bring your attention to three of the features of American English that Matthew mentioned.
In order to sound like a native speaker, you need to master these three features of spoken English.
Even if you say every vowel and consonant sound correctly…you won’t sound natural and native like unless you employ the proper stress and intonation when you speak.
Keep reading the posts here on my ConfidentVoice blog to learn more about the American accent.
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