What does your accent sound like in Esperanto?

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Posted in categories: Artificial Languages

I have recorded a couple of passages I have read out in Esperanto, but why not a new one.

Klingono, from Neciklopedio, the Esperanto version of Uncyclopedia.

Vocaroo | Voice message

Well, that was fun!

My Esperanto has a mercilessly Greek accent, with no variation in vowel length or quality. In theory, that is optimal Esperanto; in practice, people wince at the rat-tat-tat of it. I think that excerpt I just read out (which was in fact somewhat amusing) made me tone down the rat-tat-tat, if anything.

I have a velar /n/ allophone too. I mean, doesn’t everyone? I think Zamenhof explicitly permitted it somewhere.

Rat-tat-tat.

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