Indian accent

I’ve still got a way to go in terms of understanding the Indian accent. The Tamil language is extremely fast, so when English is spoken it is equally so. A candidate yesterday spoke at such speed that I realiesed he could actually be speaking Tamil and I wouldn’t realise. He seemed to take a breath for air about every four minutes.

So gong to the Pharmacy to pick up some medics for Ram, I was ready for broken, fast English, but yet again I was in for a surprise, when a squeaky voiced midget, who can barely see over the counter served me.

I was offered some advice by an American who lives here, he said that I should over pronounce the consonants at the end of each word. I have tried this in the privacy of my home, but I am worried if I try in public, I may sound a bit like . .

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