Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:37:11 PM
At least a lot of oriental people can speak English aswell, the same can't be said vice versa.
Very true. Also, we have our own nuances even when we do manage to speak another language. In much the same way as Japanese and other Asians typically have characteristic traits like using an `L` sound when they try to pronounce `R`, English speakers sound quite weird to them too, with our own characteristic cadence and bias. Apparently, because we have a lot of `S` sounds in English (even though we don`t notice it, since we`re used to it), we sound like we`re speaking Parseltongue from Harry Potter to them - all "Sssssssss!!".