Sage of Winds (sagesoren) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Accent Question

Hey! I have a question about accents.

What would a native French-speaker sound like when speaking English learned from someone who speaks British English? I live in Canada and have encountered a lot of people who speak English as a second language, but they're generally from Quebec, where any exposure to English would likely be the kind with a North American accent.

I'm asking because there are some differences in pronunciation between North American and British English and I was wondering if it would make any kind of marked difference in the spoken English of a French person.

(Weird question, sorry!)

EDIT: The general consensus is that it varies upon the heaviness of the French accent, and is also somewhat variable upon difference exposure to English. Thanks!
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