the sounds of it. However, a lot of Pakistani English speakers are observedmispronouncing the certain sounds and even the particular words of English language.Therefore it is necessary to understand the definition of good pronunciation.
What is Good Pronunciation?
Since there are many languages and every language has its own particular feature of pronunciation, there are no exact parameters to check its validity, and the same appliesfor English. However, people agree on some general points to clarify the definition of good pronunciation. If the pronunciation of the speaker is understandable and falls under the rules of Standard English in terms of proper phonetic rules, it is considered as good pronunciation. But it should not be confused with the intention of just conveying themessage to others whatsoever it takes. On the other hand, if the pronunciation of thespeaker is not understandable and hinders the meaning, then it is considered as bad pronunciation.It is important to clarify the meaning since there are many words which have too similar sounds that it becomes difficult to differentiate between them when someone utters thesewords because of unclear pronunciation. For example, one may listen to ‘be’ as ‘we’ because of pronunciation of ‘w’ as ‘v’.
Problems Faced by Pakistani English Speakers
It is not difficult at all to find people with mispronunciation of English words in Pakistan.They really go through tough time when it comes to good and proper pronunciation of English. Some of the major difficulties of pronunciation are listed below:
Recognition of English Sounds
Unluckily, Pakistani students do not get enough chance to go through proper study of English speech-sounds. Therefore they do not recognise them properly. Instead they tryto match them with speech-sounds of Urdu which ultimately corrupt their pronunciation.