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Trip of the tongue

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Trip of the tongue

Post by Kitkat on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 19:31

What is this all about?

Foreign Accent Syndome
The women who woke up with foreign accents

One day they felt sick, the next they were jabbering away with thick foreign accents. One can now pass for Russian. Another has developed a French lilt. The third sounds Chinese. It's called Foreign Accent Syndrome and it's a condition that's as rare as it is strange.

This website attempts to explain, inasmuch as an explanation is available, in medical terms - but research into this strange phenomenon is far from reaching any definite conclusion as to why this condition occurs - suddenly, overnight, and very often having started with the person having a migraine.

Scientists are puzzled.
'Foreign Accent Syndrome doesn't mean brain damage' (according to New Scientist)
Jo Verhoeven, a phonetician at City University London. “There is no such thing as one simple recipe that explains what happens to a person who has foreign accent syndrome,”

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