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Can lip-readers detect accents?


I have a foreign accent, but if someone was lip-reading me, could they detect my foreign accent?
Bob, Guildford


** Definitive **
Name: Steve, Bow
Qualification: I’ve been 60% deaf for all of my life
Answer: When you lip-read, you watch the movements of the mouth. It has nothing to do with the sound at all. So accents will be utterly undetectable.