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This download covers a variety of Asian accents, including recordings from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Malaysia, plus guidance on other East and Southeast Asian accents. That's why it only comes in Extra Large size!
Asian Accents Learning Materials
- The Asian accents materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning varieties of the accent, using the text, as well as a number of recordings of native speakers from various Asian countries. Jim gathered these recordings over the course of many years - bringing the experience back to you in this download.
- You''ll get four versions of the written materials: a PDF file to print or read on a standard computer, a large-format PDF for portable reading devices, and MOBI for Kindle and EPUB for other portable readers.
- This accent set covers a huge range of accents in east and southeast Asia. The basics of Asian accents are taught by Jim Johnson with additional examples of speaking with the accent from coach Carolyn Johnson, and there are additional recordings of native speakers of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as natives from Taiwan, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
- This download includes BONUS tracks of Jim leading you through a practice monologue in the accent, including a couple of major intonation variations in the region.
- Varieties of Asian accents that are covered in this download are used for productions of plays like Joy Luck Club, Miss Saigon, M. Butterfly, and others. This gives you the groundwork for speaking the accent with confidence.
Audio files (167.5MB, 166 minutes)
- Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints for learning an Asian accent (9:25)
- Consonant sound changes in Asian accents (18:30)
- Vowel sound changes for Asian accents (9:28)
- changes in Diphthongs for speaking with an Asian accent (2:15)
- guidance on finding Alternate Pronunciations of words and terms (1:50)
- Wrap up for learning a specific Asian accent (1:14)
- Beijing China Female reading (1:39)
- + her conversation (4:25)
- Hong Kong China Male reading (1:13)
- + his conversation (4:55)
- Hiroshima Japan Female reading (1:36)
- + her conversation (7:53)
- Kurashiki Japan Male reading (1:36)
- + his conversation (9:05)
- South Korean Female reading (1:34)
- + her conversation (4:22)
- Seoul Korea Male reading (1:28)
- + his conversation (2:49)
- Kaohsiung Taiwan Female reading (1:51)
- + her conversation (5:24)
- Taiwan Male reading (1:08)
- + his conversation (5:04)
- South Korean Female reading (1:18)
- + her conversation (1:40)
- Linyi China Male reading (1:30)
- + his conversation (2:08)
- + speaking Mandarin (1:03)
- Taiwan Female reading (1:37)
- + her conversation (4:14)
- Cambodia Female reading (1:17)
- + her conversation (1:58)
- Manila Philippines Female reading (1:05)
- + her conversation (5:44)
- Bacolod City Philippines Male reading (1:28)
- + his conversation (1:58)
- Bangkok Thailand Male reading (1:37)
- + his conversation (5:42)
- Kerteh Terengganu Malaysia Female reading (1:21)
- + her conversation (1:57)
- Saigon Vietnam Female reading (1:17)
- + her conversation (1:21
- Singapore Female reading (1:09)
- + her conversation (4:48)
- Singapore Male reading (1:27)
- + his conversation (5:39)
- BONUS Text Practice (8:56)
- BONUS Text Intonation (5:05)
- BONUS Text Example (1:01)
Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.
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