What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?
What if English Were Phonetically Consistent

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please stop : Me, at the beginning of this video: what’s with the captions? Me, halfway through the video: oh okay, I see

Ellie Gilmour : I’m Scottish and this honestly sounds what i sound like butchering a Jamaican accent 😂

Zninja 1162 : For a second I thought you had an accent that I didn't notice at first, then I realized what you were doing 😆 Also, mad respect. I can barely speak English as it is. You basically learned a new language just for this video. 👍

Aleqs Gecko : Me: Speaks English Friend: WoW wHat lanGuAge is thAT? Me: *evily smiles*

Beautiful leaves : I got confused midway through, I was like wait what happened to his voice...ohhhhh

sarah lynn : this makes me appreciate everyone who learned english as a second language round of applause to you all

Anton Renfors : I want to see the script for this video. The spelling towards the end must be an absolute brain meltdown

Keeping Up With Core 3 : "this vow-eel can produce-ee these-ee sounds"

Ch1l1C0nCarnag3 : and in one video, you've learned why so many foreign speakers struggle with English. It's not the words, it's the phonetics.

LK : Sounds like a Germanic French Pirate attempting an Irish accent but ends up doing an English accent that half way gives up and turns into a Swedish accent.

Joe 2.0 : It gets progressively less comprehensible as it goes on and it made me laugh.

koopaflower : Imagine listening to this while high or on drugs in general QUICK SOMEONE TRY IT IM NOT A SMOKER

Mar : Welcome back to another episode of " Why is this in my recommendations? "

*Frnkn shw : Actually this is kinda what at least three of my English teachers sounded like in Mexico

Mauri Mendes : Sounds like a Scottish pirate lived in Jamaica for a couple of years and retired to Ireland to become a poet.

Rebecca Alderstorm : He sounds like if an Italian and a French tried to have a conversation in English, both not knowing the language

Colin Hirschberg : This video sounded surreal. It felt like I was suffering from a stroke that distorted my perception of the sounds of words.

Leo L.J. : 1:26 ''Likey“... me likey likey likey, me likey likey likey, dugeun dugeun dugeun... heart heart😅😂👍

infideldog13 : This is genius - must have been so hard to be consistent with the same variations of each sound. This helped explain some foreigners' accents too! And I picked up on something: does 'calamity' have a direct opposing meaning to 'calm'?

kabenitezguy : Sounds like a Scottish person speaking Germ-glish who has lived in Jamica for the last couple of years

John Wheeler : The English language is in fact WORD MAGICK , this is known by dark occultists and high satanic priests , you are actually casting mini spells every time you speak. search for 'Word Magick' and educate yourselves on your enslavement, please notify everyone else on the plantation.

churcho : you know when you see a video in your recommendation and you're like "wow that seems really boring" but you regret saying it a minute into the video

Lauren Edwards : 3 ads I couldn't skip before watching this video .-.

Foil Hattiest : You kinda turned into Jar Jar Binks somewhere around the middle there.

Marissa Hultman : This sounds like sim characters talking to themselves

ꓷX PyromaniacMoose XD : 2:34 close your eyes and it sounds like he's summoning a demon.

Vanessa Riley : Yes I love it especially since we meet people around the world now. We would sound like we all have accents. Some sounded better the way he pronounced it. I was mainly asking why can't we just spell words like we hear them? As if we wanted like then it should be "LIEK " or of should be "UV" like how they show us what it sounds like in the pronunciation. "SOWD" it's like when U use words that sounds the same then U could close your eyes and say them then they are the same. The ones that are spelled the same, it's like it's just a choice to say them differently. I eat desert in the desert. It's just mind over matter that they have to be different. Anyway I think with most words they should be plain spelled like U say them and we just make them more difficult to spell like, PHOENIX it should be Feniex. Or Knife why couldn't it be Nyf? Know Noe or No twice. Just use it like as long as U understand what the person is saying. Only thing people care about is how wrong U spell it not what the person is trying to say. Like You should just be the letter U. Texting took over a lot anyway and people understand all of the short cut words. So all of the next generations will just be focused on that. A shorter way to spell. It's the new normal like contractions were. Some words make sense and some just don't. I say we should be able to change them how we want to express them. Now with other languages U wouldn't be too sure until U learn them but they think of other words to cut them short. Like in Italian they say ciao for good bye yet they do have much longer words. I bet most of other languages have changed by now. It's strange we have some words with 3 different spellings yet somebody can still spell one of them how they want to. Like Too, to and two, you could spell tuu and people would understand. I say this is not the era of what U can spell or how U spell it , but how we comprehend it. Once U do DAT den it doesn't seem 2 strange just to no wat it says than how it's spelled. We have a football team and the theme words are supposed to be, Who are they thinking they're going to beat our Bengals? That's the question. But due to a song we have it went to, " Who DEy think Gon beat dose Bengals?!!" It all means the same thing it just sounds rougher or Ruffer!!*** Comprehension is the key today and I don't think it will ever change to go back.

Drestanto : A classic English tale: Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling has some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as “Euro English” (Euro for short). In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c". Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard "c" will be replaced with "k." Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20 per sent shorter. In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is disgrasful, so silent “e” would be gon. By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing"th" by "z" and "w" by "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. Al oza silent and unesesary letrs wuld be dropt az ve mov to fonetic “Euro” speling. After ze fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil b no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru. If zis mad yu smil, zen pas it on to oza pepl.

John Derat : Me: Speak with english accent dude: *american accent* Me: I said the real english ! dude: *english accent* Me: I SAID THE REAL ENGLISH GODDAMNIT !! dude: 2:34 Me: Perfection.

Luise Naa : There's a Scott, a German and a Frenchman. Who do you want to be? Aaron: *YES*


MindDrift : Thanks. This helped me crack the Voynich manuscript. The guy wrote in phoenicion.

Bruno Duarte : How many takes were needed to complete this video?

MARS : I just think of the fella cutting the giant gummy rat

Jeff Couture : “Pro-non-see-awe-shuns”. Also this hurts my brain. I feel like something broke

Pat Loftus : You are saying Run for the Cube is just speaking English as if it were Phonetically consistent?

xsara123 : Polish always has the same sounds, that's why you can speak it so fast.

Evan Sokolson : Scottish or Italian? Who cares. It’s made in PowerPoint

Jimmi K : Whell that explains Canadian, Jamaican and Norwegian. Combined.

Bam Bam : U just accidentally summoned a dragon with that Shakespeare's quote

BLACK HAT : Americans tend to do this. I was discussing the Sikh people with an American and he corrected me saying, Don't you mean the Sick-hers LOL

Nandor M : It's good, although you still sometimes kept pronouncing "e" as "i", and "i" as "I".

Kanjo : he sounds like hes a scot trying to speak english with a german accent

Steve the Pirate : I feel that ignoring combination sounds is intellectually dishonest for any humans since probably before we've ate the Neandertal.

Joshua Franklin : How was this only four minutes, I feel like i had a stroke.

Charles Mulherin : Knock knock... Who's there?... The English language... 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

l33tabix BrutalBurwood : I mean I get the first point but hiccoughed is from Middle English and was replaced by hiccup in the common lexicon. The vast majority of native English speakers will have heard of or read the word hiccough.

The Other Side : *When the video started, I understood what he was trying to say but when he changed pronunciations, I thought a different audio was playing from my phone as I'm watching the video.*

Gary Cunningham : What if whoever posted this vid actually learnt to speak English before talking about it!