You know you need help when you start saying things like
I went yesterday to the store instead of I went to the store yesterday
You only live in the present tense
I give you the book later
5 o clock I finish work I can see you.
You start speaking really slowly to your friends back home and native speakers who are visiting Taiwan for business.
So j o h n, a r e y o u g o i n g t o s t a y m u c h l o n g e r, d i d y o u e n j o y y o u r t r i p?
Your friends say you have acquired a bit of an American accent and you just grin sheepishly and remember saying you’d never lose your accent no matter how long you stayed. Hope there’s time to repair the damage later…
Even North Americans seem to be speaking too fast these days! (no slur intended but you guys do speak a little slower)
I’m sure I used to know more words, where’s that pesky dictionary