Trying to jump the accent divide
July 19, 2014 6:18 AM Subscribe
One of our new IT vendors at work makes heavy use of an Indian workforce. Conference calls have become a challenge as we try to work through their accents. I recognize that I have a responsibility to do what I can to meet them halfway on the conversation. Are there podcasts, online radio streams, etc. that I can listen to where people from India are speaking in English so I can acclimate my ears to their peculiarities of their accents?
posted by Golfhaus to Society & Culture (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I do also understand that, along with "the American accent" having Boston, New York, Southern, and Valley Girl variants along with dozens of others, a similar phenomenon is almost sure to exist on the subcontinent. If it is useful, this vendor operates primarily out of Hyderabad.