American Accent vs Indian Accent
In my job as an American accent coach, I advise many international professionals who were born in India but now work in the US.
What’s the biggest difference between the American & Indian accent?
If you are an Indian English speaker you may be wondering just how the Indian accent differs from the American accent.
Keeping in mind that people born in India speak a wide variety of languages, here are 4 ways that the Indian accent and the American accent are different.
4 Ways these accents are different
- The American accent has clear rules for syllable stress that most Indians don’t follow.
- People from India don’t use the correct American sounds for the letter A.
- Many Indian languages don’t have the /ʒ/ sound found in the words pleasure, measure or occasion.
- The intonation that Indians use and the intonation that Americans use is often different.
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About the author
Susan Ryan is the author of the ConfidentVoice blog and an American English communication and accent reduction coach.