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A French Person Speaking English

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I won't need to really tell you my, nationality, because after two point five seconds, i’m sure you’ve guessed, i’m French. now the French language is quite interesting language, because it is absolutely flat. as a result, it is very difficult for French people to learn another language. because, other language have tonic accents. but that’s not the only difficulties you have when you, are a French speaker and you, try to learn, in particular English. there is the difficulties of, the sounds that you’ve never learned. and you have to learn like 't-h'. which most French people tend to pronounce 'suh' or 'zuh' depending of the case. hehe, a brilliant example of, uh, what i was saying. and, um, also sounds which we do not have in French. and we_ that we can’t hear. um, and i’m referring here to 'h’s'. um, now French people have this, awful tendency to drop 'h’s'. when I arrived_ well the first year i was in Great Britain, my French accent was a bit like this. which is really bad. um, i had the, the chance to, to make the acquaintance of few linguists. who recorded uh, m- my voice to study my accent. because they thought it was really, uh, interesting. they always reassured me. telling me it’s really cute, the French accent. yeah it’s really nice. um, but i find it really frustrating. uh, so i asked them whether they had methods to... teach me to speak properly English, or with a less of a_ less of a French accent. the hardest, and hear i pronounced my 'h', was 'h’s'. um, because i couldn’t hear 'h’s'. um, so after, after a few month i started, i started to actually recognise the sound. um, and i did what was called overcorrection, putting 'h’s' all over the place. um, and, um, it was, um, it was, it was, uh, sounding a bit like 'hello how h-are hyou?' and, um, it was, uh, very funny for everyone around me. 'cause i would put 'h’s' all over the place. and this resulted in a quite embarrassing situation once. um, a friend of mine had, uh, loaned me some_ a pair of earrings. and they were reall