Can any native Italians please give me feedback on my pronunciation please?


Of course, I'm not looking for near native pronunciation, just 1) to be understood, and hopefully 2) not so bad that people will try switching to English, or maybe even 3) a foreign accent that, whilst not necessarily pleasing, but at least not repulsively strong/irritating to native listeners. Are there any particular sounds that I should focus on? Are there any that I'm getting (broadly) right, so I can concentrate on other sounds? Overall, how is the intonation and linking of individual sounds? Any other advice?

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    I think that the pronunciation is very good. It is not perfect by any means (in particular in my opinion you seem to struggle with the length of the vowels) but it's perfectly understandable and not at all irritating. I'll leave to someone more expert than me a more detailed feedback (again, I'll suggest concentrating on the vowels) but for now congratulations!
    – Denis Nardin
    Apr 20 '16 at 22:48
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    Your pronunciation sounds very good to me, perfectly understandable and not at all irritating. Moreover, I can't guess exactly your mother tongue. If I had to write down what you say, as in a dictation, not knowing the meaning of the words, I might make some mistakes. For instance I could write "del'altro" instead of "dell'altro", "viagiattoure" instead of "viaggiatore", "alora" instead of "allora" and "ricnoscere" instead of "riconoscere".
    – CasaMich
    Apr 21 '16 at 7:33
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    Moreover, I can't guess exactly your mother tongue. Same here. Let's start a guessing game -- I'll start: Dutch. :) Apr 21 '16 at 8:59
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    You have a good pronunciation; you tend to shorten double consonants (you pronounce dell'altro like delaltro and say viagiatore for viaggiatore; try for del-l-l-altro :-) ), which is quite common for foreigners. I'd guess Denmark, myself.
    – LSerni
    Apr 21 '16 at 10:52
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    I completely agree with @Casamich.
    – A. Darwin
    Apr 22 '16 at 18:04

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