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What does English sound like ? [Jan. 8th, 2010|10:05 pm]
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A friend on FB posted this link - I've always wanted to know what English sounds like to non-speakers - perhaps the lovely tar_valon can say if this is typical ^.~


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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2010-01-09 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yes - I got happy feet upon listening. Check out tar_valon's comment

Edited at 2010-01-09 06:21 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tsuki_626
2010-01-09 04:25 am (UTC)
i couldn't decide whether to laugh or run away. laugh won. if that is what we sound like, no wonder things are so screwed up. XD

thanks for sharing. don't know if it was meant to be funny, but...i have a warped sense of humor to put it mildly. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: divinerebel
2010-01-09 09:39 am (UTC)
So. lemme get this straight: The people in this video are speaking gibberish with a few real words thrown in here and there? Like when Americans do Italian like this: "Eh, scusi, boopi bappi biddity booza"? Or Chinese "chin cheen chong"? Woah. Veddy eentarresteeng!"
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[User Picture]From: pyjama_llama
2010-01-09 11:09 am (UTC)
Haha, this is great! I wonder a lot too but how things sound from another side. Cheers~!
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2010-01-09 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, a lot of people (including President Raegan) thought Born in the USA was a very patriotic America's #1 type of song
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[User Picture]From: muirin
2010-01-09 12:55 pm (UTC)
This sounds very (American) English-like to my ears :)
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[User Picture]From: endless_aoi
2010-01-09 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yep. I'll take that. I think we speak too quickly for most and have a tendency to smash our words together so it makes it hard to listen to. Quite a funky little song, even if it's complete nonsense.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2010-01-09 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yes I agree that we have a tendency to mumble and speak too quickly -
I recall that the Diane Rehm show on NPR was popular with Japanese friends because she speaks so slowly - I was looking for a link to indicate her slow talking style & I came upon this clip which demonstrates the obvious - Rush Limgaugh is a dufus.

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[User Picture]From: stringy_cow
2010-01-09 11:47 pm (UTC)
That's awesome XD! Very funky beat too!
I think when singing esp. we mash up our words. I mean even for alot of native speakers I'm sure it's hard to understand some lyrics in songs!
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