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Indian English  3 Vowel Sounds +

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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!

Diana, dialysis, "my acne", diaspora
hire, higher, liar, fire, pliers, buyer, diagram, Ireland
diarrhoea, hierarchy, science, giant, iron, ion, admire, friar
ionosphere, biology, bionic, "I often go"
shower, hour, power, sour,
"how are the boys?"
mayor, mayonnaise, player, play a song
slower, mower, Goa,
"go a mile", "sew a shirt"
pronunciation, affiliation
stereo, Romeo, radio, rodeo, Ethiopia
fewer, newer, manure, cure, lure,
"I knew a man", liqueur
enquire, choir,
"Why are we here?", wire
query, queer,
, we're
, weary

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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