“Only”

September 14, 2006 at 3:32 am (Languages, Personal, South Asia)

This sentence I wrote – “I left Islam and only a few years after that converted to Christianity” – made me wonder: have you guys noticed if I and/or other South Asians use “only” differently than how other English-speakers use it? Any other language or vocabulary oddities?

In college I had a professor from south India who pronounced it “one-ly” (wunlee). It was interesting.

Update: I meant to say that I converted to Christianity a few years after leaving Islam. Thanks to Dex‘s comment in the previous thread for pointing out this mistake.

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