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    Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Newport woman wakes up after surgery speaking with British accent

    When Karen Butler came out of sedation after oral surgery a year and a half ago, her mouth throbbed and her face was puffy. But that's not all that had changed. When she spoke, the words tumbled out in a thick and foreign accent.

    "I sounded like I was from Transylvania," she said.

    Over the next few days, the swelling subsided and the pain vanished, but Butler's newly acquired accent did not. Though it has softened over time, she's never again spoken like a native Oregonian from Madras. To most people, she sounds British.

    It took months to find an explanation: foreign accent syndrome, a disorder so rare that only about 60 cases have been documented worldwide since the early 1900s.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...sh_accent.html
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    "I sounded like I was from Transylvania," she said.
    If she lived in Britain, she'd be arrested for racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forrest Kingsley View Post
    If she lived in Britain, she'd be arrested for racism.
    That was one of my older posts... I thought it was pretty damn clever but... nobody gave me any rep points for it... nobody even thanked it

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    Well, she thought she sounds like, what I was assuming she meant, like a vampire. Other people said she sounded British. Maybe in Romania she'd be arrested for Racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagelfar View Post
    Well, she thought she sounds like, what I was assuming she meant, like a vampire. Other people said she sounded British. Maybe in Romania she'd be arrested for Racism.
    Romania is not ruled by PC thugs.

    Britain is the only place she could have gotten arrested.

    Remember the dude who got arrested for performing Kung-Fu fighting at a bar??? Only in Britain. Only.

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    Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a “foreign” accent. FAS is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Other causes have also been reported including multiple sclerosis and conversion disorder and in some cases no clear cause has been identified.

    Speech may be altered in terms of timing, intonation, and tongue placement so that is perceived as sounding foreign. Speech remains highly intelligible and does not necessarily sound disordered.

    FAS has been documented in cases around the world, including accent changes from Japanese to Korean, British English to French, American-English to British English, and Spanish to Hungarian.

    Some common speech changes associated with FAS include:

    • Fairly predictable errors
    • Unusual prosody, including equal and excess stress (especially in multi-syllabic words)
    • Consonant substitution, deletion, or distortion
    • Voicing errors (i.e. bike for pike)
    • Trouble with consonant clusters
    • Vowel distortions, prolongations, substitutions (i.e. “yeah” pronounced as “yah”)
    • “uh” inserted into words
    https://www.utdallas.edu/research/FAS/






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    What I found most shocking was the cruel way those suddenly afflicted with FA Syndrome were treated by some of their so-called 'friends'.

    No wonder witch hunts took place in the past considering the fact that such ignorance still exists.
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