Speed of Language – Which is faster – English, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish?

This isn’t directly related to IELTS, but I thought this was interesting about how different languages sound to other speakers. If you think English sounds fast, well, compared to Japanese or Spanish, it’ slower. BUT, there are a lot more grammatical markers and words/information used in slower sounding languages. So… that’s why it’s difficult to understand sometimes! Have a look:



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