What If English Were Phonetically Consistent?
What if English was 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

Ben Blassingame : Half the time, it just sounds like he’s speaking in a Scottish accent.

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

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

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

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. 👍

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Marissa Hultman : This sounds like sim characters talking to themselves

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


Linnea Marie : I sometimes feel like im the only swede that actually speaks english like im fully american (im half swedish half Norwegian) and no teachers teach me anything, infact i teach them because they make mistakes and i correct them lol

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

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

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'?

Fantasic Fables : Teach me how to talk like this so I can confuse people. 👌👍😂

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

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

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

White mage : right when i was getting use to understanding spoken english i found your video and respawned at the beginning of the level

TheAngelic Emerald : Omfg I got so confused halfway through like WHWHHSHSHSHS

Mikaela Lynn : Sounds like that Mitchell and Webb Padlockigami sketch

Jackie Wacky : He sounds like he’s trying to talk like Kermit😂😂

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.

Globe Forever : Can I ask about the pronunciation of your name? I have members of my family named Aaron always pronounced Aeron as in Elvis Aaron Presleys name and yet all characters on t.v. etc named Aaron it is pronounced Aron, it just sounds wrong?

Yamel Camel : I feel bad for those learning English. I know your struggle, I’m half fluent in French but I still have horrible pronunciation

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

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

Austin Winters : A Frenchman, a German, and a Scott walk into a bar.... *THIS GUY IS BORN*

jerry lim : by 2:30, I think he just gave up reading the script and decided it was time to summon satan.

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.

Queen Seungyeon : Just think for a sec... this would be the English accent if everything was said like this 😮

Caine Alexander-McCord : You get a thumbs down for the robod, Aaron. Next time, do the voiceover yourself.