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    Thumbs up American Pronunciation

    I just think we should have a thread for American Pronunciation in this forum.

    Let me start by this question.
    I learn that American people prefer (teens) pronouncing "in' " to original "ing"
    Ex., loving it => lovin' it.

    Is that pronunciation way common all over USA or just in a few states ?
    Which one is mostly used by Americans ?


    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tot2ivn
    I just think we should have a thread for American Pronunciation in this forum.

    Let me start by this question.
    I learn that American people prefer (teens) pronouncing "in' " to original "ing"
    Ex., loving it => lovin' it.

    Is that pronunciation way common all over USA or just in a few states ?
    Which one is mostly used by Americans ?


    Thanks a lot

    It's informal colloquial pronunciation. It's common enough, but it doesn't happen all the time.

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    Red face Re: American Pronunciation

    I think it's very common, especially for rappers or rockers....However, I don't love it very much. It makes me feel like I'm a black American

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    Thanks, I just wondered so.
    Coz I heard that way of pronunciation a lot in American movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDave
    I think it's very common, especially for rappers or rockers....However, I don't love it very much. It makes me feel like I'm a black American
    You have to say why it makes you feel that way.

    I take it you don't like to feel that way?

    Please explain.

    Last edited by Steven D; 11-Jul-2005 at 11:47.

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    Smile Re: American Pronunciation

    Yaaa Its Very Comman They Spell Words As They Pronounce
    Like Colour.....color......

    Love.........luv......

    Like This There Are Many

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    Actually here in Japan Mc Donalds released theit global commercial and it clearly stated "I'm lonin' it!".
    Of couse this has caught on and has become the norm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-P
    Actually here in Japan Mc Donalds released theit global commercial and it clearly stated "I'm lonin' it!".
    Of couse this has caught on and has become the norm...

    I think people were using stative verbs such as "like" and "love" progressively well before the McDonald's advertisement appeared.

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    Unhappy Re: American Pronunciation

    I can't explain why... Maybe it's because we don't understand a lots about the Western cultures.! Those words come to me from the movies..especially black people. In the movies, they are often homeless, none educated, stupid,..or something like that. It doesn't mean I hate them. Why don't you go and ask the American directors ?

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    Hi Dave
    I Am Of Opinion That Movies Generally Influence People But Its Not The Main Cause And I Disagree With Ur Opinion That Only Blaks Use That Type Of Language . I Have Seen In Many Public Demonstrations In Which They Carrry Tabloid Of Such English Which Is Popular .....

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