What English Sounds like to Foreigners

I’ve often wondered this.

More lately, as I’ve attempted to learn a new language, while also helping a non-native speak English. Language is one of those things that becomes stranger the more you think about it; i.e. try saying a familiar word out loud more than a few consecutive times. A simple, often spoken word begins to sound strange and foreign when repeated.

It’s fascinating to me how languages can sound so rhythmically different from one another. French carries a vastly different tune from English, English from Spanish, so forth. Kind of mind boggling?

Advertisements

Categories: Learning

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s