The speaker in this video is Italian but has a "nonstandard" accent. He is speaking English in the clip, but the features of this accent are still clear.
Is anybody able to identify which region of Italy this accent is from?
I am not an expert at phonetics, but I believe I was able to identify some features of this accent:
- It seems that he pronounces the "r", especially at the end of syllables, as a trill with 2 contacts. Many Italian speakers pronounce the "r" as a trill with one contact, so his "r" sounds a bit heavier.
- His vowels seem to be more closed and are pronounced for a shorter duration compared to more standard accents.
- His intonation seems to feature a smaller range of pitch changes when compared to more standard accents.
Since more than one person in the comments has expressed doubt on whether the speaker is really Italian, I am including a screenshot from YouTube comments where he confirms it: