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Saturday, May 18, 2013

List of English words that are often mispronounced by Malayalees



Thomas
NJ, USA
Hi,

   I came across your site today. It interests me that this is a site that helps to improve English education in schools. I have already compiled a list of English words that are often mispronounced by Malayalees. They are pronounced so, since students are taught that way in the average schools of Kerala.

List of English words that are often mispronounced by Malayalees

kangaroo (the worst offended word, Malayalees/Indians pronounce as “kanGAROO” instead of “KANgroo”)

All words that end is "-ers"(pronounced as "-ezhs" instead of "-es")

mixed, fixed (pronounced as 'miksed', 'fiksed' instead of 'miksd', 'fiksd')

bear, pear, wear (pronounced as ‘biyar’, ‘piyar’, 'wiyer' instead of ‘beye’, ‘peye’, 'weye')

Queen (prounounced as “kyuun” instead of “kween”)

form (pronounced as ‘farum’ instead of “fom”)

volume (books) (pronounced as "vaalyam' instead of "volyum")

biennale (pronounced as “binale” instead of “bienale”)

place names – Ohio, Seattle, Utah (pronounced as “ohiyo, seetl, ootha” instead of “ohayo, siyatl, yuta”)

turtle (pronounced as ‘turrrtil’ instead of “tutl” )
Mascot Hotel (pronounced as “muskut HOtel” instead of “MAScot hoTEL”)
 

heart (pronounced as ‘harrt’ instead of “haat”)

auto (pronounced as "aaatto" instead of "otto")

bass (pronounced as ‘baas’ instead of “beis”)

twitter (speaker) (pronounced as “tyooter” instead of “twiter”)

birthday (pronounced as “birthaday” instead of “buthdei”)

garage (pronounced as “garej” instead of “gaRAZH/gaRAJ”)

chassis (pronounced as “chasis” instead of “shasi”)

pizza (pronounced as "pisa" instead of "pitza")

our (pronounced as "avar" instead of "aue")

flour (pronounced as "flower" instead of "flaue")

alarm (pronounced as "alarum" instead of "alaam")

film (pronounced as "filim" instead of 'film')

little (pronounced as "littil" instead of 'litl')

divorce (pronounced as "daiverse" instead of "divors")

Tortoise (pronounced as ‘tortois’ instead of “totis” )

November (pronuonced as "NOVember" instead of "noVEMber")

one (pronounced as "onn" instead of "wun")

beer (pronounced as "biiir" instead of "biye")

February (pronounced as “fibruari” instead of “februari”)


Thanks,

Thomas,

NJ, USA



[NB: If you know more such words please comment so that we can add to this list – Blog Admin]

9 comments:

  1. English Blog is happy that it has audience all over the world and is being considered a website that helps improve English in schools.

    Miles to go .........to achieve our goal. All of you English teachers please come forward with your study materials however short or simple they are....Let us publish it...

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  2. Hello Thomas,
    Your article about words is very useful to all teachers. We can improve the pronunciation by listening to English news and films. It is high time that we the teachers need to make us more updated and competent.

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    1. After all, happy to see that Mr rajeev Joseph is getting some company in his hectic task.

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  3. Oven (pronounced as "Ovan" instead of "Avan")
    Onion (pronounced as "Oniyan" instead of "Aniyan")
    Pronounced as "Pant,shart,shoew" instead of "Pants,shirts,shoes"

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  4. what about the following;-
    tomb
    buried
    cough
    miracle
    squash
    women
    restaurant
    hazard
    jewellery
    continue
    access
    towel
    truth
    eyebrow
    tour
    literature
    development
    Wednesday
    sponge
    january

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  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manglish

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