Whispered sentence endings in Spanish

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Whispered sentence endings in Spanish

Postby Tomás » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:41 pm

I have listened to a number of online courses on MiriadaX, and have noticed that a number of the professors in Spain tend to whisper the last word or two of a sentence when they are concluding a thought. At first I thought it was only the men, but today I have discovered a female professor who also does it.

Is this a trend only in the Spanish academy, or is it more widespread?
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Re: Whispered sentence endings in Spanish

Postby Tomás » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:21 am

Here she is, the worst offender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XlL4KA--uk

It's so distracting. I can't focus on what she's saying, because I'm waiting for the whispered sentence at the end of the thought.
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Re: Whispered sentence endings in Spanish

Postby Axon » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:06 am

I listen to a Mexican podcast where the narrator does the same thing. Perhaps it's just the way some Spanish speakers speak when giving presentations.
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