Posts tagged foreign accents

Foreign Accents: To change or not to change…

I love foreign accents.  The lyrical rhythms of different languages are beautiful to hear, but there are times when a heavy accent interferes with people’s ability to comprehend communication, that is when accent reduction/modification is beneficial.  For the professor, who speaks English as a second language, it can be frustrating to have to continually repeat what has […]

Uh, what did you say?

“Uh, what did you say?” and blank stares from locals in Puerto Rico was the reaction I recieved when I tried to speak all but the most basic phrases in Spanish.