Monday, August 8, 2011

How to mimic various telugu accents?

1. Don't focus on individual sounds per se.

2. Focus on nasals when you hear. Why? This help ya fix the appropriate resonant configuration (or voice placement.)

3. Observe mouth during pauses; and during speech (in American English, hesitation pause is a STRUT Vowel; observe how mexicans speak spanish and their hesitation pauses.

4. Once you get the voice placement right, you can focus on how they realize certain phonemes in their lects, etc.

5. Telugu t/d/n are sub apical

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