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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 sounds are quite different!

middle, modal, puddle, little, it'll, metal ("lateral plosion")
couldn't, mightn't, had never, Britain, Briton ("nasal plosion")
you and me, James and Clarissa
want to go (or 'wanna go'); going to go (or 'gonna go' or 'genna go'); with "d": got to go; with "t": liked to, had to go
should have, could have, would have
should not have, could not have, would not have
"I would not do that if I were you"
"I would have ignored them"
"You should not have done that"
   Light: leg, loop, illegal

"I found them with some others at a pub not far from the hotel."


situation, action, nation, rational, shenanigans

                   NB: Our speaker insisted that elision is not an Indian English practice


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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