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Indian English....Diphthongs

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Please note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds. They
are only provided for comparison.  Many of the Indian English sounds are quite different!

coat, boat, stole, bowl, old, roll, toe, no
fear, hear, ear, beer, weir, mere
fumes, cute, you, newt, queue
face, raise, amazing, straight, hate
fine, behind, line, kind, eye, I, my, sigh
foul, about, flower, out, now, ouch!
foil, boy, toil, enjoy
truer, sewer, bluer, doer
one, wonder, worry, once
theatrical, meander, piano, Seattle

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Mrs Rajni Singhani

Udaipur, Rajasthan Feb 25, 2006



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