What English sounds like to non-English speakers. I have to say, I think they do a pretty good job with it.

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5 Responses to HCW: English

  1. Brandon Berg says:

    This reminds me of my experiences of overhearing Korean conversations in public places. It sounds enough like Japanese that for the first thirty seconds or so I’ll wonder why I can’t recognize any specific words. And then I’ll realize that it’s Korean and that three years of Japanese classes and several more of independent study have not, in fact, gone down the drain.

  2. Abel says:

    Bulgarians always said that when they heard English, it sounded like we were talking like we had hot potatoes in our mouth.

  3. trumwill says:

    They Might Be Giants have a Greek version of their song, Number Three. It actually sounds vaguely Spanish. Like Brandon, I kind of had a bit of whiplash when I was trying to figure out why I wasn’t understanding *any* of the words. I don’t speak Spanish like Brandon does Japanese, but I can still pick up words.

  4. Mike Hunt says:

    I guess this is supposed to be like how most Americans can speak mock French or Chinese?

  5. Abel says:

    BTW: The YouTube comments on that video are hilarious.

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