American man speaks in Irish accent after being diagnosed with prostate cancer
The accent was described as uncontrollable, meaning that the person tried but could not help but speak in an Irish accent. He continued to speak in the same tone till his death. This is the first time a man has developed “symptoms of speaking in a foreign accent” because of prostate cancer.
An American man spoke with an ‘Irish’ accent after being treated for metastatic prostate cancer. The said person was about 55 years old and had never been to Ireland in his life. The accent was described as uncontrollable, meaning that the person tried but could not help but speak in an Irish accent. He continued to speak in the same tone till his death. This is the first time a man with prostate cancer has developed “symptoms of speaking in a foreign accent”.
Also, this is the third case of albinism due to cancer, the other two cases were associated with breast cancer and brain cancer. The symptoms of speaking in a foreign accent usually result from damage to the brain, such as from a stroke. Concussions can cause a variety of speech and disorders, but the more unusual symptom of a foreign accent is. Other causes include changes in brain structure, such as cancerous tumors, encephalitis, and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia.
The condition was first described in 1907 by Pierre Marie, a French neurologist. Marie described the case of a man who originally spoke French with a Parisian accent, but suddenly began speaking French with a regional accent. To date, about 200 cases of foreign accented speech have been reported in clinical studies. Perhaps the best-known case is that of George Michael, when he spoke in a country western accent in 2011 upon his recovery from a coma caused by pneumonia. The singer is from North London.
The condition can be distressing for patients as they lose an important personality trait that is expressed by their accent. The effects of this disease were reported in 1947 by the Norwegian neurologist Monrad-Krone. He described a Norwegian woman who suffered a severe head injury from a bombing raid during World War II. As a result, she spoke in Norwegian with a Germanic accent.
She was often refused goods in shops because people thought she was German. Being recognized as a foreigner all the time and being questioned about it can be very irritating. We heard a woman with this symptom say that she liked staying in hotels because it is so natural to hear a foreign accent in a hotel environment, so it goes unnoticed. Psychological causes: In addition to damage to the central nervous system, psychogenic factors such as extreme stress may develop the alien accent symptom.
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