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October 20, 2009 5:32 PM Subscribe
What does English sound like if you don't speak it?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Writing & Language (47 answers total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really fascinated by languages and I love just hearing how unique each language sounds. It's an odd quirk, but I do love just listening to languages even if I have no idea what's going on.
Only, I can't do that with English, because even when I try to just *hear* it, my brain automatically starts filling in the words. What are the distinct sounds of English, as opposed to other Germanic languages? Is there some kind of, oh, Swedish Chef type thing where I can hear what English sounds like to a foreign ear?