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The length of a sentence isn’t what makes it hard to understand— it’s how long you have to wait for a phrase to be completed. When you’re reading a sentence, you don’t understand it word by word, but rather phrase by phrase.
One of the transitions English speakers have to make in Romance languages, and I have found particularly in Italian, is that the object of the sentence that we so often put at the end ends up at the beginning of sentences. For example, in Italian, when translating the phrase "I can show it to you", the "to you" and "it" end up as the first two syllables ahead of everything else.
I was working on this just yesterday in my Italian lesson so I got a laugh out of XKCD
"The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human." That's the phrase you'd have to type on a smartphone's touch screen in less than 18.9 seconds to beat the current world record for fastest texter.
A survey of UK companies by audio branding specialist PH Media Group discovered a 27 per cent rise in the number of firms using an accented voice in marketing communications over the past 12 months alone.
The results support recent research by Aston University, which found accents are actually getting stronger as people throughout the UK strive to retain a sense of regional identity.
Businesses appear keen to follow suit, with 37 per cent of those questioned now using a regional accent in order to reinforce brand identity and reputation.