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What English sounds like to foreigners
2014/05/19
9:55pm
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Ron Draney
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Grant and Martha should have been more specific in their recommendations. Anyone interested in the topic should definitely check out this video. I especially love the obvious differences between UK and US English.

The musical equivalent, a speaker of Italian singing nonsense that sounds like English to him, is the song Prisencolinensinainciusol. The actual song begins at about 1:40 into the clip.

2014/05/21
10:13am
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That first link is dead. Please repost, thanks. Second link works fine.

2014/05/21
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Heimhenge said

That first link is dead. Please repost, thanks. Second link works fine.

I think I fixed it.

2014/05/29
4:26am
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And how to sound like a global citizen?  It works out nicely if you curb articles and prepositions, refrain from using the verb ‘be,’  add ‘to’ after auxiliary verb, say ‘long tung’  and ‘no?’  a lot-

You stay US how long tung?  I come US thirty five year, US peepol very nice, no?  You come to house, I can to teach Ingalish very wud, no?

2014/06/24
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Also check out Skwerl (pronounced like ‘Squirrel”)
Skwerl

Fun short film, it makes me feel like I forgot all my English.