lunes, 10 de marzo de 2014

What Languages Sound Like

One of the weak points of Spanish students when speaking English is the oral part, they may pronounce the words correctly but the intonation and the "sound" of the language is not there and that is just what this girl from Finland has. She (she calls herself "Smoukahontas") speaks several languages in this video but, in fact, she is just imitating how they sound - everything she says is utter gibberish, in her words, i.e., all the sentences are fabrications made to sound like the actual languages. How did she manage to sound like a native - to foreign ears, at least? By listening to the original language a lot, I guess.

The Spanish and Portuguese parts are not the best, in my view, but it is a video worth watching.

If you want to speak English like a native, watch this video. For different posts related to pronunciation, click here.

Thanks to my colleague Fátima for the link!

As her first video became viral, she felt obliged to make the second one; here it is:


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