In my job teaching the American accent, I advise and coach many people who were born in India but now work in the US.
If you are an Indian English speaker you may be wondering just how the Indian accent differs from the American accent.
Here are four ways that the Indian accent and the American accent are different.
- The American accent has rules for syllable stress that many Indians don’t use.
- People from India don’t always distinguish the vowel sounds in /ae/ black and /e/ red.
- Many Indian languages don’t have the /ʒ/ sound found in the words pleasure, measure or occasion.
- The intonation that Indians use to ask questions and the intonation that Americans use to ask questions is also different.
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