When hearing a language that you are not familiar with it can sound like a bunch of random sounds as we have seen before with this great example a funky, 1970’s rock song done by an Italian comedian;
the lyrics almost sound like real words but aren’t. For native English speakers this series of video clips demonstrates further what their language may sound like to non English speakers. In addition this article explores what animal sounds, sound like in other languages. Check out the videos at the link.
Along similar lines, onomatopoeia (words that imitate or suggest the words they describe) provide amusing insight into the differences between different languages. Let’s look at a few videos. First up, here are various animal sounds in Japanese, Indonesian, German and Italian.