Americans love my Euro sounding accent. I am an anglophone who grew up in an English speaking neighborhood of Montreal and I have South African English parents.
I have Foreign Accent Syndrome. I couldn’t speak after my massive stroke in 2008. Finally, around 2012, thanks to my speech therapy and the SpeakIt! iPhone app, my speech has become more easily understood to others.
Often, it is difficult for me to express myself in writing. Emojis help me to emphasize a certain word or emotion.