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Old 12th April 2010, 16:21   #121
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Spell these then, WAzood, aWAra
These are urdu words I believe. but yeah there are some sounds that were not in hindi originally, for example "F" sound. Hindi sound is "PH" (I am not a language expert and I heard it from someone). Same is the case with "Wa" sound (this is farsi/urdu sound). Hindi sound is "Va".

I think this thread was originally created to discuss different english accents on a lighter note. So, guys lets not get into hardcore Hindi/ urdu discussion. (I think I need to follow my advise first )
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Old 12th April 2010, 17:10   #122
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Spell these then, WAzood, aWAra
Do you think the Hindi alphabet goes like:

Ya Ra La Wa...

or

Ya Ra La Va...
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Do you think the Hindi alphabet goes like:

Ya Ra La Wa...

or

Ya Ra La Va...
You're right. Hence the confusion for many Indians between words like vine and wine.
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Old 12th April 2010, 21:11   #124
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One guy in the scrapyard calls Magneti Marelli(Italian parts manufacturer whose parts came in Old Fiats) as Magnet Murali!!
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There peculiar pronunciations in areas in and around Patna, da is pronounced as ra, so the tounge twister goes like"patna ki sarak(sadak) pad(par) ghora(ghoda) sud(sur) patak patak kad(kar) mada(mara).
Thanks Buddy. Now I understood why some of the drivers [As stated in one of the threads] is having problems with Skoda Laura.

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Wow, so many accents, diversity, something to be proud of!

Now, only if people of this country try not to imitate american accent.
Hope it is other way round, them adapting to Indian accents instead.

comon! its 1 bil vs 300 mil.

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Old 13th April 2010, 07:25   #127
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As our English Prof used to say: " Some people say oooayil instead of aaaayil"

A story about a mallu friend of mine who tried to purchase the "Zero B" water filter ( the one you attach to taps - do they exist anymore ) in Vadodara years ago:

"Bhaisab, seeroB hain kyan?"

"?????????"

"Seero B? SEERO B?

"!!!?????!!!?????"

(My friend was about to give up, but to his great relief he suddenly sees a small sticker for ZeroB on the shop cupboard and points to it)

"Oh! Jeroby!"
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Yeah yeah Zero = Jheero

And some spell checked as checkud
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^^ Many of my North Indian Counterparts say

JI TV for ZEE TV
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Old 13th April 2010, 11:05   #130
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Somehow in my mind these accents get neutralized and I hear them normally. Guess its part and parcel of my defence background, living in different states throughout my childhood and having classmates from virtually every part of the country through school.

But yes, sometimes the twists of the tongue get pretty funny!
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Noticed few peculiar pronunciations which i regularly came across from our Rajasthani/Haryanvi staff,S-kaaner(scanner),Sakooter(scooter),kopi(coffee),
Ophish(office) and above all Chewing gum or bubble gum as Chegum or Balgum(phlegm)

Some commoners in central India(Read MP&CG) are surrender is salender( pronounced as cylinder),Disk is diks,Risk is Riks(this one could be found elsewhere too),Sumo is always Somu. Once while watching a local cable news in 2001, came across a newsclip that cops had seized few hundred mobile phones from a man,while narrating the incident cop told news channel that "Hum ney Nokia, mot rola( motorola), semen(siemens) aur ereckshun (ericsson) ke mobail telephone baramad kiye hai" .
While came across Rishka( Rickshaw) all around WB/Orissa.One more thing i noticed that many politicians from north(read UP and Bihar) pronounce स्पष्ट (spaShT - clear) as अस्पष्ट (AspaShT- unclear), which some how changes whole meaning of the statement made.
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I am from South India. I remember my sister (a biochemist) telling me of her interview in Delhi, where she was asked a question "What is an AJID" ....she had to spend some time and ask them to repeat the question before she understood that the actual question was "what is an acid"
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Thanks a lot for the "t to th" explanation. What I have noticed though, is that writing th for t is not peculiar to Tamil Nadu. People do this in Karnataka as well. So does Kannada have the same funda? (one letter representing different phonetics)

Being a bong myself, I can give a few more bong examples
the classic: Vegetable = Bhegeetabil
bharat = bharot
varsha = borsha
google = googaal/googol
reliance = relaayence
railway = railbay/railbhay (depending on which part of bengal you are from)
station = stashaan
sachin = shochin
tendulkar = tendulkaar
manmohan = monmohon (mon akin to "on")
singh = sheengh

Assamese doesn't have the "ch" (like ch in chess) sound.
So, in Assamese, chess becomes sess. Chandigarh is Sondigorh.

P.S. Indians should respect each others accents. Light-hearted humor is obviously okay. However, I find it very annoying when my North Indian friends deride Southies in Bangalore for their accents, food habits etc, and vice versa. What makes the country great is the co-existence of so many old languages and cultures. This country doesn't need more Bals, Rajs, and Senas.
P.P.S. I knew a few airforce guys from Hijli. And if there is one thing that we can learn from the army guys, it is tolerance and mutual respect (and the ability to drink like a tank )
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Assamese doesn't have the "ch" (like ch in chess) sound.
So, in Assamese, chess becomes sess. Chandigarh is Sondigorh.
Exactly my next door neighbours, use to call chicken as "sikoon" and uncle as "aangool".
Similarly some of my bong friends from school then couldn't find any thing better than "Subhaas-geney-gaar" for Schwarzenegger.
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Similarly some of my bong friends from school then couldn't find any thing better than "Subhaas-geney-gaar" for Schwarzenegger.
I have heard some people pronounce Schwarznegger as Shivajinagar !

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