Sunday, 21 February 2010


Do you ever wonder what English sounds like to a non-native speaker?

Prisencolinensinainciusol a word made up by Adriano Celentano meaning 'universal love'. It is also the name of this jazzerific song:

This is a gibberish song, intended to sound like English as heard by a non-native speaker. Very interesting, I think. I've had a look at several other videos around, and from what I can gather, we're veyr similar to Dutch in our accents and language. Smoke and a pancake?

It seems like a silly question - we know what we sound like! But it's the difference between seeing yourself in the mirror and seeing yourself through someone else's eyes. For some reason, this is something which I find really interesting.

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