Indian and British English: A Handbook of Usage and Pronunciation
India's contact with the West has resulted in the distinctive vocabulary of Indian English. This easy to use dictionary contains many of the European words that have been Indianized, several of which no longer exist in British English. This is an essential handbook for all Indian speakers wishing to improve their English.
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adjective adverbial particle asked beer bottle British English collocate common compound considered superfluous context Dictionary of Pronunciation direct object English in India example given example quoted example sentence expression favour fixed phrase followed foreign frequent in IVE gerund Hindi idiomatic indefinite article Indian English Indian learners Indian speakers indicating informal intonation irjg IVE speakers IVE usage language large number latter variety meaning Monophthongs native speaker ness non-count noun noun phrase occur paraphrase perhaps phrasal verb plural form preposition probably be preferred probably prefer probably say rarely Received Pronunciation Ruritania seems sentence quoted singular form sometimes speakers of English speakers of IVE speakers would consider speakers would prefer speakers would probably speech stressed strong form suggest tend term unstressed syllables usually V. K. Gokak varieties of English verb vowel weak forms word