What German sounds like with an exaggerated American accent

Friday, August 26, 2011

Der Garten des Paradieses is one of the best German stories on LibriVox, in particular because the person who has done the recording has such a talented voice. The story features a conversation between the four winds where each one of them has been given an exaggerated accent, such as an Italian accent for the south wind, and an American one for the west wind. The story is here, and the link to listen to it is here. If you fast forward to about 11:30 you can hear what a stereotypical American accent sounds like when imitated by a German. W is pronounced like an English w (not v), r is an alveolar approximant (IOW an English r as in real), etc.


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