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July 27, 2022



Whenever I am talking to somebody whose first language is not English, I completely change the way I speak. It's slower, more clipped, and... assuming I am familiar with their native language... my English is accented so they can more easily recognize the letter sounds I am making.It's kinda a reflex... because I know if I was learning a language and somebody did that for me in their tongue, I'd be grateful. Last week I was on the phone with a work colleague and they said "you are speaking with a Russian accent!" and I didn't even know I was doing it.


Dave2 - I hope they appreciated it! I'd be afraid they would think I was mocking them. Then again, it takes me about five minutes before I pick up someones accent anyway.


Hilarious!! I've been using Duo for over a year now for Korean and I'll have to give this a try. All I need now is a Korean cartoon character for inspiration!


Lynn - How about listening to Baby Shark?

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