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Can you give a feedback about my recording? I've recorded and uploaded my recording (http://vocaroo.com/i/s0PqhB6oVL5e) in response for another discussion here. Would you mind about giving me a feedback? The recording is a quote from one of Schopenhauer's books (Essays and Aphorisms): "A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free"
Feb 14, 2017 12:47 PM
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I understood the words, but you need to connect the phrases properly. At the moment you are reading word by word. On the other hand, if you don't see a contraction ("he is"), then don't contract it. You tried to do this quite awkwardly. The first "love" sounded unusual, and one word which stuck out was "long" - you said "lonk". Just practise the ng sound so it's a hum, not a plosive. Other odd pronunciations were "solitude" (you need a d at the end, not a t) and "free" (the vowel was far too short).
February 14, 2017
As a native speaker I can say that you didn't mispronounce any word. Certainly not the three that were mentioned above. My observation is that you need a little more definition or sharpness in your pronunciation. But it's not necessary to worry about it. You were perfectly understandable. Good job and keep up the good work.
February 14, 2017
Good job! "doesn't", "love" and "really" are the three things I noticed slightly mispronounced, but still understandable.
February 14, 2017
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