Do you have an accent while speaking English?
I am Canadian ..born and raised in Western Canada.
Everyone I talk to thinks I have an accent. I have a speech impediment – I have trouble with th, r and l in certain parts of words. My voice is very quiet and, usually, monotone. Sometimes, I add a vowel sound in the middle of a word, where it does not belong (like appointment ..I say appoint-ahh-ment).
Most people say I sound like a mixture of French, Irish and Canadian. Two completely different people actually said I sound Egyptian. My whole family, and everyone I grew up around, speaks “normal” Canadian English. I’ve had strangers ask me, “Where are you from?” ..then they look confused when I say Canada.
I know I don’t have a real distinct accent; however, I’d rather people think I have an accent than a speech impediment ..so maybe that’s a good thing, lol.
Just wondering if any of you have a distinct accent, whether you notice it or others tell you.