english speakers genuinely think every other language is just english with different words
@esvrld wiki thinks a classification and a phoneme inventory is a sufficient description of a language
@esvrld when I was an exchange student in the US I blew a schoolmate's mind when I told her letters are pronounced differently in different languages
@esvrld I also got a truckload of "is France the capital of Europe?" type questions, I thought that was an exaggerated stereotype but it really was as bad as I'd been told
@esvrld also people assumed English was the native language of Denmark because I didn't have a clearly noticeable accent
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