Proof that Prosody is More Important than Accent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY#t=87

Obviously this video makes no sense but the prosody–the intonation, the rhythm, the stress, the music of the language–is fluent. Thus you can get the idea of what they are talking about and what is going on.

Now if only I could find a video of people speaking with messed up prosody to show how hard it is to understand.

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