I love reading blogs by fellow expats and I recently came across a particularly entertaining one called bearshapedsphere.com.
I highly recommend it to anyone interested in travel blogs (ie. my blog). I could really relate to many of her experiences.
One thing that I discovered on her blog, that was just too good not to share, was her recording of a Chilean man, who doesn’t speak English, imitating what the English language sounds like to him (in a man’s and a woman’s voice).
My two take aways:
1. English sounds much more Germanic than I realized, which makes sense. It’s a Germanic Language and Spanish is Latin-based. Of course a Spanish speaker is going to pick up on those differences.
2. We sound exactly like The Sims.
But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourselve here!
- Interdean Explores Growing Use of the English Language (prweb.com)
- I have a bad case of the English (iisinternational.wordpress.com)
- How to Control Meetings/Pitches in English/Cómo controlar Reuniones / Concursos de Inglés. (nomorespanglish.wordpress.com)