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> Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 16:30:46 +0200
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> Subject: Re: CHAT: Conlang-accented English (or other languages)
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> On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 08:47:02AM -0500, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > Following up on the thread about English accents...
> > 
> > Has anyone here worked out in any detail how native speakers of their conlangs would speak English, or any other nat- or conlang?

Pronunciation-wise, I imagine it as a purée of French ("ö" for "uh" or "um", the "r"), Swedish ("å" on steroids), RP English ""th"/"dh"), and Shanghainese ("ü", "ç", "zç"). German-y sentence rhythms: a secundus paeon plus a trochee (two amphibrachs) (?) (˘ ¯ ˘ ˘ ¯ ˘)(con-grat-u-la-to-ry) ("...ba kadiz hehüraf."; "...höifroman sho ngamath.") is a *particular* fave at the end of an utterance. 
 
Grammar? Probably too many "the's" running about. Mistakes along the a/some line with non-count nouns. "-s" on third person sing. verbs might get forgotten, I suppose. Maybe "You must to go..." or "I can to sing". Running away, shrieking, from constructions like "it could have been raining". And English's famous/notorious concision would blow speakers away.
 
Kou