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Can you recognise the nationality of foreign Polish speakers by their accent?


zetigrek
28 Jun 2010 #31
No way! I dont believe you. Do you really cant say: Aj łant tu hajer jor karr? ;D
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
28 Jun 2010 #32
I've tried, I always end up sounding like a Paki lol
Matowy - | 295
29 Jun 2010 #33
Stevie and the fireman (sorry I forgot his name) they both have very specific problems with Polish pronouncation which are typical to English ppl.

Which problems are those?
zetigrek
29 Jun 2010 #34
misprounance of "sz" for instance
beckski 12 | 1,617
30 Jun 2010 #35
Can you recognise the nationality of foreign Polish speakers by their accent?

I can usually recognize a Polish speaker when they say, Good Morning (Goot Morrrning.)
Ironside 51 | 11,337
30 Jun 2010 #36
I can do it with my ears rolled up but whatever for ?

by the way wildrover cut your hair !
tygrys 3 | 295
30 Jun 2010 #37
I can usually recognize a Polish speaker when they say, Good Morning (Goot Morrrning.)

Lol.
They cannot say the "i" in "is". No matter how much you try to teach them, they wil always say "ees", also the endings "ing" are always said "eenk", for example "speakink". And the list goes on and on. You can tell who is Polish who is German or who is Hindu by the way they try to speak English. It's funny. Lol
Matowy - | 295
30 Jun 2010 #38
^ Technically they're not incorrect, since English is one of the loosest phonetic languages around. However, most Poles have serious problems with simple English vowel sounds. For some reason they never learn the difference from Polish vowels.
zetigrek
30 Jun 2010 #39
They cannot say the "i" in "is". No matter how much you try to teach them, they wil always say "ees", also the endings "ing" are always said "eenk", for example "speakink

Well I pronounce "is" as "ys"... that's how I hear it. "Ing" as "yn" rarely pronounce "k" at the end
beckski 12 | 1,617
30 Jun 2010 #40
also the endings "ing" are always said "eenk", for example "speakink"

Lol, sounds similar to Zsa Zsa Gabor's accent. Instead of saying darling, she says darlink.
zetigrek
30 Jun 2010 #41
misprounance of "sz" for instance

They also pronounce "ę" at the end of words like "a". Dziękujaa ;D
mafketis 35 | 11,562
30 Jun 2010 #42
Don't Silesians do something like that too?
Lyzko
30 Jun 2010 #43
The old "ostpreussisch" accent of elderly surviving ethnic German speakers from around fomer Koenigsberg etc.. have markedly trilled 'r'-sounds when speaking German. Often times, their family names too are pure Polish, Krawitz, Kaminsky, Wapniewski etc... and frequently sound like Poles, not Germans, when they speak.

Still others such as the now-demonized Guenter Grass from former Danzig (now Gdańsk), sound one-hundred percent German when speaking their mother tongue!


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