This morning Kepiblanc sent me the translation below, which made me despair — what point was there for me to continue my attempt at learning the infuriating Danish language?
But Kepiblanc told me not to fear, that as an American I have the status of an honorary Northern European. Nothing is said about Ireland, however, so Dymphna is holding her own reaction in abeyance until the results of further research emerge.
Kepiblanc sent along a commentary, but first the article from Politiken:
Foreign accents irritate Danes
Big differences in the way we regard people who can’t express themselves in impeccable Danish
The University of Copenhagen asked 232 Danes to evaluate the personalities of 16 persons, exclusively based on their pronunciation of a TV commercial. Furthermore, the test persons were asked to guess the country of origin of those accents. The 16 persons came from 8 different countries — a male and a female from each country.
Northern Europeans considered most ambitious
The study shows that we get very irritated by people who speak with accents believed to stem from the Middle East and less irritated by someone with an accent believed to stem from Germanic-speaking countries, such as England, Germany and the Nordic countries.
The persons behind those voices perceived by the Danes to be North Europeans were evaluated as independent, ambitious, effective, interesting, reliable, intelligent, polite and pleasant.
People from the Middle East were perceived as incompetent
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Exactly the opposite about those voices that the Danes believed to stem from a Middle Eastern country, such as Turkey. In those cases the person behind the voice was ascribed terms such as uncertain, indifferent, incompetent, boring, unreliable, stupid, disgusting and irritating.
In spite of all 16 persons having a university degree and mastering Danish on a very high level the conclusion was unambiguous among the 232 Danes.
According to the Danish language researcher Marta Kirilova, who designed the study, this is not about minor variations, but a significant difference in the evaluation of the people behind the accents.
“The study shows very clearly that it really does matter what country the accent stems from. There are pronounced hierarchies and — broadly speaking — Danes regard North Europeans as competent, whereas people from the Middle East are stupid and incompetent. — as evaluated solely by their accents,” says Marta Kirilova to Politiken.
And now Kepiblanc’s commentary:
During the last 20 years — or more — all our MSM and the entire politically correct establishment have spared no effort to convince us about the blessings of the new multi-culti society. They have preached, flattered, threatened, scolded, raved, and ranted about racism, bigotry and prejudices and created an entire “do-good-industry” in order to get to us embrace every imaginable alien immigrant — especially the Muslims.
And now: all this in vain.
The study proves scientifically what everyone already knows: The left-leaning politicians and their lackeys in the MSM live in a galaxy far, far away, completely dissociated from the average John Doe — or here in Denmark, Jens Jensen and Kirsten Hansen. They’ve dreamed up a virtual universe of illusions while living in their whites-only suburbs north of Copenhagen. Never have they dared to set foot in the culturally-enriched habitats to the west and south of the city.
Meanwhile, ordinary Danes have to deal with our “new Danes” on a daily and more practical basis. Especially on the streets at night, in our schools, prisons and warehouses.
So it seems reality trumps illusions. Big time.
Well, maybe in Denmark But in most other parts of the West, illusion is in the ascendant.