Indian English-speaking people, I need your help please

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I'm studying World Englishes and currently I'm revising variety in phonetics. A bit of the material says that those who speak the Indian English Dialect pronounce 'water' differently to those who speak British English/Standard English.

How do you pronounce water? Could you show me in letters (People speaking standard English pronounce water as 'war-tur').

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(Original post by zakramsey)
I'm studying World Englishes and currently I'm revising variety in phonetics. A bit of the material says that those who speak the Indian English Dialect pronounce 'water' differently to those who speak British English/Standard English.

How do you pronounce water? Could you show me in letters (People speaking standard English pronounce water as 'war-tur').

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I think it depends on where you grow up. For example, I've grown up in England and pronounce it like the example you've given ("war-tur") but I believe that it's because I have a slightly different accent when I speak English compared to the language I speak at home. I think that if you've lived in India your life, you're more likely to roll the 'r' in water. I don't know if that helps
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I'm studying World Englishes and currently I'm revising variety in phonetics. A bit of the material says that those who speak the Indian English Dialect pronounce 'water' differently to those who speak British English/Standard English.

How do you pronounce water? Could you show me in letters (People speaking standard English pronounce water as 'war-tur').

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My indian friend says vaa-tur. He is extra fresh though.
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My indian friend says vaa-tur. He is extra fresh though.
Ah, this is what I was expecting. Apparently amongst Indian speakers, the consonants /w/ and /r/ are unfamiliar.
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I know That people pronounce it like var-terr
But in U.K. English it's just war-ter
Just like don't roll the r and the w is just like your mouth pursing like as if you were going to say oo rather than your teeth hitting your lower lip to say v
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