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Mark J. Reed wrote:


| I have similar issues with Spanish.  Around Cubans, my accent is
| Cuban.  Around Pamplonans, my accent is more Pamplonan (although my
| apical /s/ is not quite right).  I don't want my interlocutors to
| think I'm mocking them, but it's not intentional - it's just my
| automatic accent-improvement mechanism at work.

Now, I'm in a good company! I don't even realise that - my wife ofen tells
me that I immediately start imitating accent of my interlocutor!

-- Yitzik