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Katherine Velliquett
Professional Teacher
Dialects Discussion Continued...

In relation to my previous post about the number of different dialects in the United States and favorites among English learners, I am now curious to know how many dialects do you have in the country you live in? What is your dialect and would you prefer to speak a different dialect?

As mentioned before, I speak with a Northern U.S. accent, but I prefer the Southern U.S. accent myself. If you're interested in the Northern accent, I offer English courses daily for beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners. I also offer conversational lessons for those looking for a native speaker just to converse with. Please visit my page for more information:  www.italki.com/teacher/katyv or www.italki.com/teacher/3239587. I look forward to meeting you!

Aug 31, 2016 5:40 PM
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We have not only many different languages in our country but also many, many different dialects. 

I speak a rather strange Swiss German dialect with strong accent,which many of other Swiss German can't understand. We have also a different intonation and the grammar differs.

That's why I sometimes thought it would be easier having a "normal" dialect. I am kind of detected immediately when just speaking one single word. That bothers me quite a bit. 

I like French. I think when I am speaking French you cant detect my dialect. That's a fact I like. And when speaking Standard German you can make that out from 100 km away... Hhahahahhahah. 

August 31, 2016
Katherine Velliquett
Language Skills
English, Sign Language, American Sign Language (ASL)
Learning Language
Sign Language