Example of Japanese-speaker singing Disney song phonetically in English?
August 12, 2014 9:10 PM Subscribe
I've been digging for about a week and I can't find audio examples of a japanese-speaker singing Disney songs phonetically in English. I know it's a thing, because I think I remember being shown this sort of thing vis-a-vis The Circle of Life a few years back by someone who was bilingual, and I got the impression from the number of videos then that this was a common practice among Japanese (and maybe other Asian countries?) kids to do. Can someone find me a link? Or give me better search terms?
posted by ABlanca to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think the search has just been logically and epistemologically difficult, because presumably I'm looking for someone who can't speak or write English, but can parrot the English sounds via katakana or something. I know that the concept is something like karaoke, but karaoke videos are usually just the sound so that you can sing it to yourself, not you posting yourself singing... Please help!