Re: Colloquial English
Thanks - I noted it. I have heard some Yorkshire accents on youtube (eg YouTube - My Beautiful Northern English Accent may you confirm this is a Yorkshire accent?) and from films a couple of times. Your accent seems to be very appreciated by lots of native speakers and it sometimes has got them smiling. Your pronunciation of some words are quite original while those very words are quite common - I just like it.
Originally Posted by shroob
You are raising a good point: the accent. Different and/or strong pronunciation/s can likely make non-native speakers get lost and even might make native speakers get lost as well. We French are more inclined to understand AmE accent better. Indeed, their pronunciation is closer to ours as they do not stress the words very often.
By the way, how do you usually say the number 0? For instance, when you are giving your phone number, do you say oh or zero or naught/nought for 0? I am rather used to hearing oh but a couple of days ago an Aussie said naught. Does it depend on the speakers (different classes), the countries, the counties, etc?
One more thing, which greeting are you more used to using? How are you? How's it going? How do you do? What's up? I know it depends on the situation, so how could it go with friends? Please, provide the contractions of the words that you use in rapid speech.
My pocket is really full of questions.
Thanks, that is what I have been doing for months.
Originally Posted by Mister Nutty
Re: Colloquial English
As far as the use of zero/nought etc is concerned, you will not only get a whole range of answer but probably more people, like me, who use different forms depending on the situation.
Originally Posted by philadelphia
When I'm talking to friends or someone informal, I'll say "oh".
When giving my number over the telephone, or in a more formal situation, I'll say "zero".
Personally, I never use "nought" for phone numbers.
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