w.slayman escreveu:Ravenna escreveu:Ravenna,
Over the years I have had the opportunity to talk to many British subjects, and it has been my experience that, with the exception of a few words with different meanings, the difference in accents is not a major problem in communication. In my opinion the most important factors for effective communication are: using proper grammar, construction, and pronunciation, therefore a slight accent is not normally a factor. Since you are a native of Brazil you will probably have a predominantly Braizilian accent for quite some time. With that being said, I would like to offer a rewrite of your post for your consideration, it is in American English.
I hope this helps you, please let me know.
Hi Bill, you corrections always help me!
About the 'accent' I meant that when I'm speaking English (actually trying to speak English) my 'English voice' sounds more American than British lol A teacher once said it was because the way I pronounce the letter "R".
Some Brazilians especially those ones from Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, etc, pronounce the letter "R" kind of similar to the way Americans do. Ask you wife and she will tell you
All the best my friend!
Giulia (aka Ravenna)