Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visual interference

The first time you listen to this video, just listen. Don't look. This is to convince yourself that it really is not English (it is purported to be German, but I can't confirm that), because once you do look, you'll only hear English.

5 comments:

Native German said...

Yes, this is German. It's the German pop band "Dschingis Khan" which was successful for a while at the end of the 1970s. See for instance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dschinghis_Khan

Brett said...

Thanks for that. As a native speaker of German, can you tell us if looking at the English subtitles leads to a different perception of what they're saying?

Q Higuchi said...

I don't know if you know this already, but this classic deserves mention::
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA1NoOOoaNw

Anonymous said...

Fascinating! Whatever it is, it sounded like English to me. That means that I have lost all the basic German I used to know.

Olga T said...

I've seen Benny Lava, and the infamous Ken Lee, but this has to be my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7oGx2dImE8

My challenge to you: identify *this* language!