i think Hindi has the same problem. in the north they're always asking me "where is your wipe?" and complaining about the "pucking prench preaks!"
#2 Jun 13th, 2005, 23:04
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The various Indian languages have different alphabet -- some are more comprehensive than others and include sounds that are not used in other languages. As a result, some Indians will have difficulty in pronouncing the sounds that may be not common in their mother tounge. Pronouncing the "f" as "p" and "P" as "b" is just the beginning.
Just yesterday in Amsterdam a young man at a roti shop told me I owed him pive Euros. Well, it's easily understood which is what language is all about right. It appears though it's the initial F that causes problems, as the later V doesn't. Hm that doesn't match with the kopi though. Forget it.