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"Most who try writing with both hands simultaneously end up with an illegible scrawl."
simultaneous /ˌsɪm.əlˈteɪ.ni.əs/ =BrE
direct /da ɪˈrekt/=BrE
direct /drkt,da/= AmE
Do we have a rule where vowel sound in British version is different from American version when it comes to the pronunciation of the aforementioned words. Besides, I need few words that go with simultaneous, missile, direct and advertisement.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 28-Dec-2012 at 14:42.
"Missile" is certainly pronounced differently in AmE and BrE.
In BrE, it sounds like "miss-eye-ll" (the second syllable sounds like "tile"). In AmE, it's more like "miss-uhl" or "miss-ull" (rhymes with "pull"). I don't read phonetics so I don't know if that's what you put in the first post.
However, as CS said, we don't "memorise rules", we learn pronunciation as we learn to speak when we're children. We hear other pronunciations as we get older. Some people are better at noticing the differences than others.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
In fact, I'm not sure that Americans pronouns any '-ile' words as /-aIl/
PS: I mean multisyllable words, of course. Obviously AmE doesn't use a schwa in file, mile, etc.
Last edited by Raymott; 28-Dec-2012 at 20:05.