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Indian Accent

Does Indian Accent of English Sounds good?

If Not , Why?

Mar 5, 2017 6:09 PM
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I think it sounds musical, because it's not just an accent, but a different rhythm of speaking, with emphasis on different words
March 5, 2017
Maybe I'm the exception to the rule, but I love all types of accents. Regarding the Indian one, I think it's pretty harmonious and very pleasing to listen to!
March 18, 2017
Surely Indian accent sounds good to the Indian, but it may not necessarily sound good or cool to others. And again there is no uniformity in accent due to the linguistic diversity. You may notice one accent in South-India and another in the North. But I think one can understand it without struggling much.
March 5, 2017

Everything is relational , but for me it sounds bad.

It's hard to understand, and therefore talk with such people.

March 19, 2017

I think the accent sounds fine.  However, the fact that so many U.S. technical corporations use Indian worker to outsource their help desks, tends to cause me to have a less favorable emotional reaction to it than other accents.  Unfortunately, U.S. companies often do not adequately train their outsourced people in India in what they need to know.  So if I call a company and someone with an Indian accent answers the call, I often think ¨UH OH- it´s someone from India.  This is probably going to be frustrating.¨ 

I wrote this here not to be negative, but I wondered if your question implied you think the accent is stigmatized.  I do not think the accent is negative, but the customer service of U.S. companies that outsource to India usually is not as good as the in-house customer service.  I do not think it is the fault of anyone in India.  I just think there is a bit of a language barrier and some call center people are not as good at English as they need to be for the very highly technical tasks.  I have heard many other Americans express this negative reaction to the Indian accent when an unknown person answers the phone.  If you are not a call center worker, do not let this bother you.  When I meet a person from India in-person, I do not have this negative emotional reaction.  

March 18, 2017
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