Re: USAGE: pronunciation mimicry (was: rhotics)
|From:||B. Garcia <madyaas@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 6, 2004, 4:41|
On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 10:47:18 -0500, J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...> wrote:
> That's what I'm talking about. I'm also thinking of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
> of the Kwik-E-Mart or of Rainier Wolfcastle (the first time I heard Arnold
> Schwarzenegger I was surprised he talked exactly like him!).
I have a friend who emigrated to the United States when she was about
12 or 14 from Mexico. Her first language was of course Spanish, but
she speaks English so fluently that you cannot hear a Mexican accent
at all unless she gets drunk, whereby it all comes out!
You can turn away from me
but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know
And you'll never be the city guy
Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show
Scooby Show - Belle and Sebastian