Beejay's English Online Voice & Accent Class
Both are not only possible but require a degree of skill and insensitivity. It also requires suspension of disbelief and a momentary detachment from reality. The applause however reluctant does follow. Sometime in jest , sometime in awe at the madness of it all. And as the numbers 1.2 billion Indian head count grow by the second as it were the mistakes we make while speaking English have all but convinced the masses that others speak it wrongly. Take the hissing "S" and how it gets stretched or shortened or twisted beyond recognition. Even a conversion to "sh" is fraught with the potential to generate many a suppressed smile , on the verge of discreet laughter, that we feign "rhino-skin syndrome" and plough ahead manfully. Ignorance sure is bliss. Then the rope trick starts with a suggestion to mimic the Indian equivalent of 'S' ...the Sa sound and then a temporary halt in the 'SIr' sound ...and the caravan moves into the SH and St and any other blends you can think of before bringing the house down with an Indianism like "let me explain you" which is guarenteed to leave everyone tongue-tied and mesmerized. More on this next week as I must urgently ta-akk with my "cousin brother" Keep talking till then !