Samuel Ekeme N'Diba (ekeme_ndiba) wrote in linguaphiles,
Samuel Ekeme N'Diba
ekeme_ndiba
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There's a perfect example of an accent (I don't use a specific name in order to get more accurate answers from the Americans who aren't familiar with it yet), namely:
– post-vowel rhotacism;
– occasional trilled r's;
– retraction of /æ/ to /a/;
– develarization of velar nasals (ng -> n).

I've got a couple of questions, the first one is for the Brits: I also notice occasional devoicing of final d's, is it somewhat typical (but I've never heard of that as a typical accent feature), or is it her personal peculiarity?

The second question is for the American English speakers: what do you think of this accent as compared to standard British English, does it sound less 'foreign' to you, or maybe vice versa?
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