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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 8:15 a.m. PST
Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2013 8:23 a.m. PST

Sounds like Dutch to me.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2013 8:43 a.m. PST

What about this one?:

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Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 9:13 a.m. PST

Easy! That one is Swedish.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 10:36 a.m. PST

For the first one: Ik weet het niet.

Though it is a little overpronounced, like for instructional purposes.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 4:45 p.m. PST

The accent sounds like Afrikaans, it's not regular Dutch. Could be somebody who can do a passable Dutch accent, but is an English native speaker.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2013 10:04 p.m. PST

It's Dutch, with an overdone American accent.

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member06 Oct 2013 2:28 a.m. PST

I wonder if Bjork has ever watched the swedish chef

Pijlie Inactive Member06 Oct 2013 7:44 a.m. PST

Yep. Dutch. Good morning. My name is Brad. Sorry to hear that. Brad. Give my regards to Janet.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2013 7:59 a.m. PST

It's Dutch, with an overdone American accent.

Oh, that cracked me up. Obviously Americans can't handle a Dutch accent. grin

freewargamesrules Inactive Member06 Oct 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

Now this is a real Language, what everyone was speaking in the UK before the Romans, Nomans,Vikings and other invaders pushed us out into the hills. Diolch i chi am ddarllen!

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Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2013 10:39 a.m. PST

American advert. Presumably made in America and therefore simpler to find an American actor to speak the Dutch bit!

Bjork is Icelandic. Don't they speak Danish or Norwegian rather than Swedish?

ochoinlite Inactive Member06 Oct 2013 5:54 p.m. PST

@ freewargamesrules

One of the Cthonic languages but let's not forget Goidelic:
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(very funny comment: It's Scotland. She should just say "rain")

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2013 5:45 a.m. PST

Icelandinc is basicly a variation of norse language, much like what was spoken in norway about 1100.
But all Icelanders learn danish in school, however, danish pronouce danish rather odd, and since danish and norwegian is very much the same. when icelanders speak danish it sounds more or less like modern norwegian.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Oct 2013 12:21 p.m. PST

Oh, that cracked me up. Obviously Americans can't handle a Dutch accent.

Of course not. This past week I was in a boutique food shop and asked for some Gouda cheese. The clerk had no idea what I was asking for. Apparently, he didn't know "how da" pronounce the name…

OK … it's a little more like a "kh" instead of a "h", but it really depends on where you are in the Netherlands and who is actually speaking. And partially how fast they are talking. Your mileage may vary … but it ain't Goo-duh.

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