Joined 3140 days ago
327 posts - 528 votes
Speaks: Latvian, English*, German, Mandarin, Thai, French
Message 1 of 213 March 2014 at 3:37pm | IP Logged
Interesting post from Language Log here.
Doubletalk of the Month
From the comments it's apparent that this young lady is not a polyglot, just amazingly good at imitating accents.
1 person has voted this message useful
Joined 5177 days ago
9078 posts - 16471 votes
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map
Message 2 of 213 March 2014 at 5:21pm | IP Logged
From the videos themselves it appears that the young lady not only isn't a polyglot, but her ability to imitate the sound of certain languages is also somewhat limited - like when she tries to sound Portuguese around 1.40" - it's not even recognizable as Portuguesic. Other sequences are more convincing. However to her defence she openly admits be to speaking gibberish in the comments on Youtube (cfr my log message from Monday 10), and it is not her fault that people think she knows 30 languages or so. Besides she is quite funny, and that's the saving grace of those videos.
2 persons have voted this message useful
If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login. If you are not already registered you must first register
You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum
This page was generated in 0.1406 seconds.