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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?

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Quotable

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference.” ~Steve Jobs

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