Serpent's cyclic log

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Olekander
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Olekander » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:05 pm

Radioclare wrote:
Serpent wrote:Definitely in my top 5 of Russian/Slavic native speakers' English accents https://www.euromag.ru/politics/kapitan ... j-zvezdoj/


I finally got around to listening to this and his accent sounds Irish to me :? I definitely wouldn't have guessed that he was Russian if that hadn't been clear from the context.



I don't know what your level of Russian is, apologies if this was already obvious to you, but in the article it mentions he studied in Dublin for a number of years. Despite that, I wouldn't say most Russian students in London sound English, so it's an amazing achievement. I would be interested to know how he pulled this off.

Occasionally his O's sound a bit Russian but that's the only give away that he's not a soft Irish speaker.
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Radioclare » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:12 pm

Oops no, I didn't read the article :oops: If he studied in Dublin that explains the accent a bit, but it's still really impressive :-)
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Teango » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:59 am

Serpent wrote:Definitely in my top 5 of Russian/Slavic native speakers' English accents https://www.euromag.ru/politics/kapitan ... j-zvezdoj/

Fair play to Vasily, his Hiberno-English phrasing and hesitations are spot on - outstanding! :)
Which non-Slavic speakers would fall in your top 5 for native-like Russian accents?
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Serpent » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 am

Honestly haven't thought of this... With non-Slavic speakers it's also harder for me to notice when something is only slightly off.
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