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How Do Speakers of Other Languages Hear American English? What Does It Sound Like?

The traits that accompany our language

Photo by Ali Shah Lakhani on Unsplash

Have you ever tried to speak jibberish? It’s trickier than you think.

An old (and dated!) theater game I learned in college was to speak jibberish in a number of languages. You’d key in on the notable qualities of a language and jumble…

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Ilana Lydia

Ilana Lydia

A theater person/writer/reader of curiosities. A believer in wonder.