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  • Hello, my name is Anpu and welcome to my YouTube channel.

  • Today I wanted to introduce the Indian accent to you.

  • I'm very well aware that today there's a big variety of Indian accents.

  • Not just Indian, there's Sri Lankan and Pakistani and you know, in all of the South Asia there's different accent.

  • But I wanted to introduce to you the South Indian accent.

  • You know I'm very interested in accent, you know, if you've ever interested in learning the Indian accent,

  • perhaps you have an acting role where you have to learn Indian accent,

  • this video will cover the basics of the Indian accent.

  • So without further ado, let's get straight into this video.

  • Let's just address the elephant in the room,

  • you're clearly judging me on my Indian accent, won't you?

  • You know, I'm also passionate about identity and racism, but that is not the topic of today's discussion.

  • Today's discussion is about Indian accent and if you follow a few simple steps and a few simple rules,

  • you'll be able to master the Indian accent, you know?

  • Really easily.

  • Let's start off with the t sound.

  • So the Ts sound something like this:

  • "tur", not "ter".

  • So your tongue is actually further back in your mouth,

  • so for example, if you want to say the word "but",

  • in the Indian accent is "but".

  • So not "but", "buT".

  • So let's try "dot", it's not "dot", it's "doT".

  • Okay, so I'm really exaggerating the t here, "doT".

  • So trying to practice that sound /t/, yea?

  • And then turn it down a little bit, "doT".

  • "It", "iT".

  • So in the sentence "don't try it" becomes "don'T Try iT".

  • So once you've practiced that, the next sound practice is the L sound.

  • So, let's take the word "table" for example.

  • When we say the word "table", we don't actually pronounce the L in table.

  • You've got the T sound which we talked about earlier, and this L sound.

  • So practice the start: not /te/, /tæ/.

  • And then it becomes "table".

  • Not "table", "table"

  • So "can you put the groceries on the table, please?"

  • The next sound is the W sound.

  • British people will pronounce w as "wa", and so the word "water" turns into "vater", okay?

  • So the w turns into a v and then the t in the water is the sound that we practiced earlier.

  • And the R is the last sound that we gonna practice.

  • So R isn't /r/, is "rrr" (rolling).

  • So vater.

  • Another word could be "Peter".

  • "I spoke to Peter on the phone".

  • Alright? So, I'm sure you can hear the difference there and I've tried to break down the particular sounds that sound different.

  • So go away and practice that and you know I might do a Part 2.

  • So hit like on this video if you found the video useful.

  • And you know, this video is not intended to make fun after any accent, you know, it's purely educational.

  • And you know, this video is all about if you're wondering what Indian accent sounds like and how exactly to do one.

  • I hope this video helped.

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  • I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and I'll see you in the next video.

  • See you later.

  • I will see you in the next video and take care of yourself, bye!

Hello, my name is Anpu and welcome to my YouTube channel.

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