Does anyone else who is on the spectrum sound “foreign” when they speak sometimes?
I often sound like I am from a different country in terms of the grammar I use and my accent/ choice of vocabulary when I speak aloud. I know the correct grammar etc and my “natural” accent is a region less British accent, and generally I have no problems, but sometimes (and it seems to be completely at random) I have a foreign accent and use grammar and words typical of non-native English speakers.
When I was in high school, some people claimed that I was british for some reason, but I have reason to suspect that was largely from my diction and grammatical structures more than my accent per se. Though I do seem to pick up and replicate accents fairly readily. If I’m around people with other accents, I’ve got to consciously check myself so I don’t start using theirs accidentally because I worry they’d think I was mocking them.
I don’t know why, but atypical language use is, as far as I can tell, pretty much standard issue with autistic peeps.