It’s a shame that our mother tongue’s influence on our spoken English makes us uncomfortable. And so, we pound our vocal folds to British English pronunciations, neutralize our accents and try to sound sophisticated.
But it seems forced and fails to resonate with our audiences.
Instead, we are better off amplifying our mother tongues’ influence on our English accent because it reflects our roots, culture and our verbal heritage.
In Bangalore, It’s not a bus, it’s busu, It’s not a car, Its caru and it’s not little, its little little.