#Pronunciation wasn't very big priority at school and most of my English comes from #IRC and fantasy books and neither cared about how I speak, it's when I go abroad or have to #VoIP when the problems come.
How have you learned to actually speak English assuming you aren't native? And how did you find the time for it?
There is also my partner telling everyone that he has reverse engineered my accent when we first talked on Mumble. It's English, but put to pronunciation rules of Czech plus a bit of differences coming from Finnish and then he has no problems understanding it.
It feels embarassing to hear even when they say it nicely and it just feels weird when my metamour needs them to do English-English translation and the problem is much wider, even with audio issue another FI speaker didn't get the accent.
@mikaela I like the Finnish accent of English 😄 it’s really interesting
@3mr Do you also understand it? How long did beginning to understand it take?
@mikaela well, I had some issues may be for a few weeks, but it didn’t take me long time to grasp it. I understand it pretty well, after I started learning Finnish it became even easier
@3mr I guess I have the opposite issue, I am not near people who don't understand my accent for more than maybe two weeks at most so they don't have time to get used to me and forget it in the middle :D
And I don't know how to teach rest of the world to understand Finnish accent quickly, it's very likely faster for me to learn proper pronunciation, except that I am supposedly being busy with learning Czech which is probably more useful than English there.
@mikaela I have been to prague once and you are definitely right! If you’re going to live there it’s more helpful
@3mr I don't know about living, but I guess I would be open for it if I was offered employment there instead of here.
@mikaela that’s really new for me to hear! Or may be I just like Finland