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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

What does English sound like to someone that doesn’t speak it?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I wonder...

    Let us know if you find out.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can hear for yourself on youtube. Just do a search for  "asere je" , "prisencolinensinainciusol" and "fake English"

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  • 2 months ago

    Think about a time when you heard people speaking a language you didn't know. To us, it just sounds like noises but to them it means something. It's probably the same thing for non-English speakers when they hear people speaking English.

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  • 2 months ago

    Like any other language that someone doesn't understand; gibberish.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    To start, Korean is my first language. It is extremely hard to describe English.  English is a Germanic language but nearly half comes from French.  It’s in a boat of its own.  Some forms of Dutch sound similar but not really.  English sounds like someone has a mouth full of cotton with a lot SHIN, er, sss, zzz, sts.  The words start off very forceful like the word “Storm.”  There are also a ton of words that have a TION at the end so you hear a lot of SHIN sounds.  With that said, it flows very beautifully and almost has a singing rhythm to it which German definitely does not. English also has a very distinct L sound when it is in words that end with ble and gle like gobble and angle, this makes it sound like people have cotton in their mouths.  Think of Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, say that in your head and think about it, that’s what English sounds like with a lot of harsh S sounds and distinct R noises and a lot of SHIN sounds.

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  • 2 months ago

    My second language.

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  • 2 months ago

    Have you never heard a language that you don't understand?

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  • 2 months ago

    More Civilized then spanish, les gay then french, more simple then jap

    • DeSean2 months agoReport

      "than" sweetie, not "then"

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