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Can you understand easily when Björk is speaking ?
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22 Jan 2013, 10:40 pm

Hello,

Can you understand easily when Björk is speaking ?

And if yes tell can you tell me what is your native tongue.

I'm a canadien french who is still learning english and it's not always easy for me to understand what she's saying.



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23 Jan 2013, 12:42 am

Do you mean her songs? Because she sings in English, Icelandic and her own made up language!



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23 Jan 2013, 9:04 am

Not when she sings but when she talks in interviews.

I almost never listen to the lyrics when I'm listening music, for a long time when I was hearing music in french I only heard sounds instead of words.



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23 Jan 2013, 12:51 pm

I can understand it.


I'm from London, England, surrounded by different accents - Bjork has a slight London/Estuary English quality to her voice - it's quite common with Danes as well to have those sounds in their speech too, particularly as she spent some time living in the UK, as well.



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23 Jan 2013, 11:22 pm

Am an English speaking American.

Never listened to her in an interview, but I do understand her english language lyric songs perfectly well.

She does have a unique way of framing the English language- Ill say that.

Notions that you can be "violently happy", or if you cross the narrator you might face "an army of me [her]" are rather mind bending to say the least. But I have no problem understanding her words.



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24 Jan 2013, 12:00 am

Was listening to Crystalline today actually. Didn't catch all the lyrics but that's common with many singers.

I have heard Icelanders including Bjork being interviewed and I can follow their accent and understand them.