It's safe to say Lindsay Lohan is sounding pretty different these days.
The 30-year-old actress talked in a curious accent at the opening of her Greek nightclub
last month, in video that went viral on Tuesday. The Mean Girls
star slips in and out of the accent, which sounds vaguely British, though clearly, not quite.
But according to Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan, his daughter's new speaking habits aren't a cause for concern. Michael spoke to ET on Wednesday, when he explained that Lindsay's learning multiple languages and often bounces between them. Michael says that in addition to French, she also speaks Arabic and Farsi, and has always "played around" with accents and languages.
"Lindsay picks up languages like I pick up a coffee!" Michael tells ET. "I will tell you this, she's spoken other languages on the phone with me -- languages I don't understand. I'll be on the phone with her and I'll hear her say something in fluent Farsi to a friend she's with."
Lindsay's mother, Dina Lohan, also spoke to ET on Wednesday about her daughter's gift for languages.
"I raised Lindsay and all my children to constantly learn different languages and embrace different cultures," Dina, 54, says. "Since Lindsay was a kid, she was speaking fluent Italian because my mother is Italian and would only speak to her in it. She taught herself how to speak French, Arabic, Hebrew and the list goes on. Lindsay has a very high IQ and is very intelligent and can pick up on any language in a minute. She has that gift."
"She is a worldly person who has so many talents and so much to offer, and that's what makes her so special and so beautiful," she adds.
Michael, 56, says Lindsay is currently doing "absolutely amazing." The actress had a high-profile split
from her estranged fiancé, Egor Tarabasov, in August.
"She's so happy and healthy and doing great," he says. "Every time I talk to her she's so positive. There's nothing to be concerned about."
Michael says Lindsay is passionate about all of her recent charity work
and has ambitions to be a U.N. Ambassador. He says she's planning to return to the United States for Christmas, and will spend the holiday with him as well as her mother, Dina Lohan, and all of her siblings -- including his two sons with Kate Major.
"We'll be spending Christmas together with the whole family -- Dina, the kids, my boys, everyone!" he says.
On Tuesday, Lindsay addressed all the speculation on her new accent, tweeting the Daily Mail
, "What should I call my new accent? I'm thinking #LILOHAN."
"This is the result of me trying to help anchor the boat by myself," she laughed in a Snapchat video. "My poor finger."
-- Additional reporting by Darla Murray