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updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by Traviesa1

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It doesn't matter who posted it. I was only judging the person doing the reading.

Well, then I didn't get this sentence:

I'll call it a draw. He's a fellow American and from his reply he speaks English as well as I do (better I hope).

Whose reply? And what reply?

We do not know who the guy on the tape is, as he has not spoken/written here, we do know however that the poster of this thread is a woman.

If I can pick out more that 3 words out of a normal sentence then the speaker is usually not a native. LOL LOL

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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I'll call it a draw. He's a fellow American and from his reply he speaks English as well as I do (better I hope). I think you are getting the wrong idea. The poster was or is a female, so the speaker and the poster are not the same person.

I said from the beginning this guy was a native. Thing is I can still not hear the sound well. However,** the way** he talks, is that of a native.

Thing is, you don't want to admit that you actually DO understand Spanish perfectly! wink

For as far as I am concerned, youlost this bet on both accounts. he is a native and you understand Spanish. tongue laugh

It doesn't matter who posted it. I was only judging the person doing the reading. I'll admit defeat on the first issue since his Spanish syntax was admirable, but his diction still makes me doubtful. If I can pick out more that 3 words out of a normal sentence then the speaker is usually not a native. The elision (term explained in SpanishDict's current Blog) usually distinguishes a native from a fluent speaker. And if I can understand Spanish then the world is in horrible shape when it comes to learning about our neighbors' cultures.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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I'll call it a draw. He's a fellow American and from his reply he speaks English as well as I do (better I hope). I think you are getting the wrong idea. The poster was or is a female, so the speaker and the poster are not the same person.

I said from the beginning this guy was a native. Thing is I can still not hear the sound well. However,** the way** he talks, is that of a native.

Thing is, you don't want to admit that you actually DO understand Spanish perfectly! wink

For as far as I am concerned, youlost this bet on both accounts. he is a native and you understand Spanish. tongue laugh

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Traviesa, why did you delete the video? Oh, good for you Quentin, you kept it!

Quentin, you are paying! tongue wink

I'll call it a draw. He's a fellow American and from his reply he speaks English as well as I do (better I hope). So I don't consider him a native hispanoparlante no matter what his level of fluency. He could just as well be called a native English speaker. Truly bi-lingual. (rather than some pretenders where it is just a 2nd language, or 3rd, or 4th) grin

Drinks sounds nice, but I don't drink anything stronger than wine.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Yay! But now quentin is keeping a low profile....he simply does not want to pay the drinks! tongue rolleye

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Some Puerto Ricans pronounce the R's diffent from other Spanish speakers. They tend to drag the R's at the beginning of the word like jrrrico and if the R's are in the middle of the word they muffle the sound and suppress it like Puort to jrrican = Puerto Rican...Cubans and most Central Americans muffle the R sound in the middle of the word. Dominicans pronounce the R's better than any other Caribbean but they skip the S's in some words and it sounds really funny and distinctive : ¿Cuánta_ veces te lo voy decir?
Here's an exercise to practice your R's:
R con R cigarro...R con R carril...rápido ruedan los carros...por la línea del ferrocarril.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Traviesa, why did you delete the video? Oh, good for you Quentin, you kept it!

Quentin, you are paying! tongue wink

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Never mind, ladies and gents. But thanks for replying.

The speaker is a Puerto Rican-American smile

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by Traviesa1
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This is where I doubted, jeje, however...I take the bet! What are we betting? jej Oh, can you say here: You are on! I think I heard that once.

He sounds very South American to me. Can you hear the sound well? For me it is very low.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Hi traviesa, welcome to the forum. smile

The voice is a man's voice and he is a native, I think, but not from Spain. The sound is very low, I cannot be a 100% sure.

I'll take that bet. If he's a native, then I can understand Spanish. Listen to the word perro and corre. It takes a lot of practice for a non-native to do r's and rr's correctly.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Hi traviesa, welcome to the forum. smile

As far as I can see, this is a school assingment. You get down to doing it yourself, we will correct your mistakes.

I can only repeat again, we do not do homework, we help with it.

I have no idea what your nationality is, but your profile defines you as a female.

The voice is a man's voice and he is a native, I think, but not from Spain. The sound is very low, I cannot be a 100% sure.

Please read the forum rules.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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[URL="http://tinypic.com/player.php'v=wlbymv&s=5"]View My Video[/URL]

Unless I missed the video feed I think that you should re-word that to read Listen to My Video.

Why only audio? When I make a video of a reading like that, I scan in the pages of the book. I then use a simple program like Windows Movie Maker to add the picture so that the audience can read along as I speak.

Good audio, however, Very clear. Easily understood. I don't think Paralee's going to be jealous, however.

updated ABR 30, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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