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  1. PiSigma
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    I'm in Lyon now. Flying back to Canada soon. Got to say, I loved the food in France (cheese and wine especially, it is making me into am alcoholic). I did a driving tour, and the people here are super nice (not like the false info people like to spread).


     
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    Good, and yes :rolleyes: ;) in Quebec French cousins hehe :)
     
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    So you can be sure of my accent even without meeting me or speaking with me? The only info that you have on me is my age when I came to the US. And that is enough for you to make such conclusive statement?

    Age is important but is not everything. I know a guy who came to the US when he was 6 but still carries heavy accent now (he is 45). He can speak English very fluently but still can't lose his accent.

    I also know people who can speak perfect American English without even spending a single day in the US. I actually know 3 people who can do that, one girl from Mainland China, one guy from Taiwan and another guy from Switzerland.

    To judge someone's language skill, you at least need to speak with him, yes? That's called being fair. And you are not in position to judge me.

    I can't stop but laugh... You can assure me how I speak English without even meeting me and/or speaking with me?

    It would be a complete failure on my part that I still need to "get closer to Chinese grammar" when I speak English...

    You do realize that you are learning a foreign language in your home country, while I had to learn English in the US? To you, it's a hobby. To me, it's necessity. I hope you appreciate the difference.

    I sincerely hope that you give others more credit when you try to judge them. I've spent most part of my life around foreigners, both when I was in China and when I came to the States. You don't think I understand the difference between foreign accent and ethnic accent? You don't think that I can tell the difference between an African American and an Italian American or an Irish American?

    I find this sentence hilarious. How do you know that I "cannot understand"? Did I mention anywhere that human doesn't need tongue to speak? So in your mind, I am so stupid that, even after speaking a second language for over 26 years, I have no clue what the tongue is for? Didn't I say in my last post that I spent a lot of time correcting my tongue movement?

    I will stop here. I don't need someone on a military forum, whom I've never met, to tell me how good my English is. You are welcome to insist on my "heavy Chinese accent". And while you are at it, you are also welcome to believe that I am dumb as rock. This is my last post on this matter.
     
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    Nice history my friend :)
    And 1/, 2/, 3/ ...waouw i need you for do reports hehe o_O
     
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    So guys, how would you rate my English skills? ( I'm not a native speaker and I never have learnt it in the school )... I'm from Croatia...
     
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    95%-100%. You're practically speaking at native speaker level.
     
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    I sincerely doubt about that, but as they say in my country: Nobody argues against compliments...:)
     
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    European dude welcome :)
     
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    In NZ, apart from Southland which is where I live, there are no regional accents in speaking English. However one can pick out a Southlander by the way we speak is because of the way we pronounce our R's.
    I have noticed a large percentage of native English speakers develop an American accent event after a relatively short period eg 1yr. I put that down to people in the younger age group think it's cool to have an American accent, although folks with a strong Scottish accent, rarely pick up an American accent.

    My written English is not very good in a gramatical sense because I never went to school until I was fifteen, and that was only after I had expressed an interest in enlisting in the RAAF.
     
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    I thought primary and secondary education was compulsory up to Year 10? In 2011, NSW's Board of Studies even made it compulsory up to Year 12.
     
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