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    Default Do people stutter in other languages?

    I didn't actually think of this question myself, but I overheard someone else asking it in a conversation recently.

    So, to anyone who knows... is stuttering in particular something that people only do in English and similar languages, or is it universal? I never actually thought about it before.

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    lol yes.. people do stutter in all languages

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    S-S-S-S-Si.

    It's not a problem of language. It's a brain issue.
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    I am an ass-bad stutterer when it comes to speaking foreign languages.

    My confidence level plummets, I turn beet red and I hate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blanclait View Post
    lol yes.. people do stutter in all languages
    That's what I had thought (considering that this would be caused by an innate mental processing pecularity rather than environment), but I realized when I heard the question that I didn't actually know for certain, since I've only really spoken and listened to English myself.

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    The interesting other question is whether people who stutter in their native tongue also stutter when speaking another language. I saw a movie called Rocket Science (high recommended) where the main character, a high school kid, tried speaking with an accent to overcome his stutter. I'm guessing that it really works, but I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    S-S-S-S-Si.

    It's not a problem of language. It's a brain issue.
    I thought so, although I don't think Si has much to do with this topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    The interesting other question is whether people who stutter in their native tongue also stutter when speaking another language. I saw a movie called Rocket Science (high recommended) where the main character, a high school kid, tried speaking with an accent to overcome his stutter. I'm guessing that it really works, but I'm not sure.
    Yeah, now I'd really like to know about that, too. It would be a pretty good test to see if the cause of it is the same, and how differently the brain can end up processing a new language.

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    Unless you're being funny, Athenian, I should probably point out that "Si" is the Spanish form of "Yes." Hee.
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    I can type in English much better than I can speak it.

    I have an awful accent at times. I probably stutter a bit, I'm not sure.

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    In my native tongue, I do not need to structure my thoughts together prior to speaking.

    I hate having to structure and string my words together like I must do when attempting to speak another language, it feels so very stifling and unnatural for me, I hate it, hate it, hate it.
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