Illa Femina (dewdropsonrosa) wrote in linguaphiles,
Illa Femina
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Do terms of affection (I have dear and darling in mind) have more casual connotations and usage patterns in Indian varieties of English?

I've been chatting casually with a few native speakers of Hindi, Telugu, and Marathi on LiveMocha and the amount of "dear" I'm getting is unnerving in my cultural context, but perhaps not theirs.
Tags: english, hindi, telugu
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