Syllables came out in ones and twos, strangely accented sounds with no tone or emphasis. At first, nobody was sure that what they had heard were indeed words spoken in their own language, but it was mere seconds before the realisation dawned.
its sounds were distorted, sounding more like the gurglings of some prisoner whose throat had been cut than any language... but then
us... to commmmmun-
But memory returns to us."
Its words were flowing more smoothly now: "I communicate with you. You understand air speaking."