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collegepark2151 05-07-2013 01:41 PM

Sound of American English
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00

For those of us who are native speakers of American English, this is apparently how we sound to people who do not speak English.

Maybe this could have been adapted for "Little Green Men"?

The video was made in 1972 by an Italian gentleman with nonsense words that sound like English to catch singers who acted like they understood the words of the songs they were singing in English.

kain9prime 05-07-2013 08:17 PM

Hmm...sounds like a Bob Dylan song played backwards to a normal, forward playing, rock beat.

:D

jexsamx 05-07-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by collegepark2151 (Post 9729481)
For those of us who are native speakers of American English, this is apparently how we sound to people who do not speak English.

I only wish I sounded that funky.

centersolace 05-07-2013 08:36 PM

I too only wish I sounded like new age elvis.

gulberat 05-07-2013 09:59 PM

LOL, funny! And it comes with a good beat, too. ;)

xigbarg 05-08-2013 01:34 AM

People may not be able to understand a word of it, but it doesn't stop one from saying "Groovy Baby!" in their native tongue.

sander233 05-08-2013 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by kain9prime (Post 9751931)
Hmm...sounds like a Bob Dylan song played backwards to a normal, forward playing, rock beat.

:D

I want some of whatever you're on.

tacofangs 05-08-2013 08:35 AM

HA HA! When I saw the title of the thread, I was expecting it to be a discussion of differences or something, and was planning posting a link to that exact video. I see you've done my job for me.

I love that song, and I play it pretty regularly for other people.

atatassault 05-08-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by collegepark2151 (Post 9729481)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00

For those of us who are native speakers of American English, this is apparently how we sound to people who do not speak English.

Maybe this could have been adapted for "Little Green Men"?

The video was made in 1972 by an Italian gentleman with nonsense words that sound like English to catch singers who acted like they understood the words of the songs they were singing in English.

That isn't a fair analysis. That's only showing how some US singers slur their words in song.

misterde3 05-08-2013 08:54 AM

LOL...the idea itself is not new however.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4UhJpviVYg

I'm pretty sure this is what my own native language (German) sounds to others.:P


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