Monday, August 06, 2007

Speakingsi Englis?

It's an interesting thing to note that we Indians (from the Indian sub continent) speak our own form of English. For one thing we tend to use the word 'only' in every possible conceivable, and quite a few unconceivable, place in a sentence. Our vocabulary really isn't all that poor but we do tend to pronounce words in way that render them impossible to understand. For example we usually don't pronounce M properly. When we say it, it sounds more like "YEM". T
here is a whole list of other characters and words that we tend to mess up. To top this all of, our head movements are quite indecipherable to people who aren't used to seeing people shake their heads sideways. The yes nod and the no nod are combined to form sideways rotation. In a way it's action and the emotion it expresses are similar those of a dog when it is wagging it's tail. It means the person showing that shake of the head is in an agreeable mood. Well enough about that, English really isn't the best language in the world but it is one of the simplest, and that tends to makes it highly adaptable. The adaptability is both a boon and a curse to the language, Since two people can be speaking in the same language but would probably never understand each other.


Blogger Kiat said...

So it's YEM! Now I get it!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:42 AM  
Blogger syed said...

yup, there is a whole slew of characters like that. Yem (M), Yex(X), Yen (N)

7:31 AM  

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