Years ago I saw a South American actor—whose name I don't recall—on a talk show. He was discussing the difficulties of learning English and he said that, to Spanish-speakers, English sounded like barking dogs. He even gave a fairly credible demonstration of a string of sounds with the sort of emphasis and tonality of English-language phrasing. But nothing beats my new crush, the Italian-popstar-I'd-never-heard-of Adriano Celentano and his song that I think is called "Prisencolinen Sinaincuisol." In 1972 Celentano made up a language in order to write a song that sounded like plausible English. He sings it with such conviction! I love this video, but watching it makes me sad that I'm not living in Italy in 1972.