What Does English Sound Like To Foreigners? | TIME -- featuring Adriano Celentano â€śPrisencolinensinanciusolâ€ť
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What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners
How does she speak all those languages???
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Adriano Celentanoâ€™s â€śPrisencolinensinanciusolâ€ť is pure gibberish. The words donâ€™t mean anything.
But the whole song was designed to sound like English â€” the way English sounds like to people who donâ€™t speak it.
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The song is deliberately meant to sound to its intended Italian audience like English spoken with an American accent, but the lyrics are actually pure gibberish, with the exception of the words "all right", spelled in the internet-posted video as "oll raigth". Celentano's intention with the song was to explore communications barriers. "Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did. So at a certain point, because I like American slang â€” which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than Italian â€” I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything."