No pause between words.
So, it’s one long sound.
No commas, no full stops.
Tamil speakers need to rein in their emotions. Why get hysterical all the time?
Eleanor Jane Widodo,
When Tamils speak English, it sounds like Tamil.
Once, I went to an Indian restaurant in KL and spoke to the waiter in Tamil.
He replied in Malay.
I asked him in Malay why he was replying in Malay when I was speaking to him in Tamil.
He replied that he thought I was speaking in English.
Mamaks invariably tell me that my Tamil sounds like English.
My students have stopped telling me that my Malay sounds like English. Maybe they just gave up.
When I speak Malay in KL, people look at each other.
Perhaps my Malay is bahasa Sabah mixed with bahasa Malaysia and sounds like English.
[13/04, 17:54] JF: Joe Fernandez, I think i have to read this many times to understand clearly what’s going on.
Eleanor Jane Widodo
[13/04, 17:54] Selva:
Maybe he was thinking u r show-off who pretends to speak Tamil or malay like orang putih. But u look v Indian bah, in fact ur complexion is dark 100%Dravidian, cannot run from that. They will call u a kaling bah.
[13/04, 17:54] JF:
Eleanor Jane Widodo, it’s English English.
It’s different from Dusun English, Bidayuh English, Iban English, Tamil English, Punjabi English, Hindi English, Chinese English, Malay English etc
[13/04, 17:57] JF:
There are no pure Dravidians and no pure Aryans (descended from albino Aryans in north India mixed with Mongoloids in central Asia) in India
[13/04, 18:04] JF:
I don’t pretend to speak Tamil and Malay like Orang Putih.
I don’t know how Orang Putih speak Tamil and Malay.
Mamak said my Tamil sounds like English. My cousin from Kerala, working in KL, also said my Malayalam sounds like English.
My students used to say my Malay sounds like English.
I told Waytha Moorthy that his English sounds like Tamil.
I also told Jeffrey Kitingan that his English sounds like Dusun. I also asked him why he shakes his head when speaking to Waytha Moorthy. WM doesn’t shake his head.
Many non-Indians think they must shake their head when speaking with Indians.
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Apr 13, 2020 at 2:56 pm
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