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I've mostly been taught that natural speed is more important for good
communication than getting all the sounds right. OTOH, I slow down whenever
anyone (native or not) doesn't understand me.

stevo


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> What do you find less annoying: a foreigner that speaks very slowly while
> trying to pronounce phonemes carefully, or another that speaks in normal
> velocity while mispronouncing a lot of words?
>
> In my own case of Brazilian living in France, sometimes I'm undecided
> between speeding up or not. Should I bother to speed up my speech or let it
> speed up naturally (after a lot of months maybe)?
>