Saturday, April 16, 2011
It's all about accents, baby!
Another great video talking about the difference between English accents - especially the two most common- British and American. American comedian Elon Gold takes a humoristic look at some peculiar things the Brits do when they speak.
Before you watch the video, answer Right or Wrong.
The Americans pronounce the "t" sound like a flap
The British always pronounce the "t" sound
The British sometimes replace the " t" sound with another sound
As you watch the video, answer these questions:
How would a Russian say this sentence?
This trafic is unbelievable
What letter do the Israelis insert in this sentence?
I want them to go to ...
How would a German say this sentence?
Weren't you the guy I saw this morning at the coffee house?
The last part of the video deals with an interesting aspect: the weird relationship each accent has with one letter.
With the Russians, it's the letter "y".
With the Isrealis, it's the letter "m".
With the Germans, its the letter "z".
What about other accents - (Brazilian) Portuguese, (South American) Spanish, French or Italian?
Why do the nationalities use a specific letter or sound the way they do when they speak English?