‘Yeah’ in Singapore is pronounced the same as ‘Yes’ is in Germany. “Ya”
Yeah = ‘Ya’
The ‘e’ sound in ‘Yeah’ is sometimes pronounced with an ‘a’ sound. Other examples of this blending of sounds includes:
- bet / bat
- den / dan
- beg / bag
Note: This does not happen to all words with an ‘e’ in them.
Ya lor. – ! Used when agreeing with someone
Yes = Ja
Funny… my wife and mother-in-law (Germans) have a deeper 'yaaah' which almost always strats with a slight hint of 'E' in the beginning, as in 'Eyaaaah'".. ha ha 🙂 But I've made it a point that my kids don't go about 'braying' like that and just say a British 'yes'..haah 🙂
Thanks Sourav 🙂
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