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    American English/British English Pronunciation

    I was wondering whether some members here consider words said incorrect if it's an American pronunciation over a British pronunciation? (in specific countries)

    An example would be 'forum'.

    In AmE I believe it's pronounced 'fo-rum' while BrE/AuE it's 'for-um'



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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    In AmE it's "for'-um" (two syllables/stress on 'for').

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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    In AmE it's "for'-um" (two syllables/stress on 'for').

    Oh, I must have something wrong....
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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    Having lived in both America and Britain I wouldn't consider any native speaker's pronunciation wrong. This forum should embrace every dialect.
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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    im not teacher

    i had seen your title and so do i


    almost time, I'm wondered what's different between AmE and BrE. Id been studied at UK and now Im studying at US, I think, the voice, language, tongue of native speaker has different, in general, AmE are spoken natural than BrE which is stronger voice than AmE, however, BrE is standard of language if you want to study in UK minimum 5 to 6 months to be understood BrE saying. i have never say side by side better than here or Br is good or not good yet and so does AmE too, as if you have apportunity, you need to see yourself in order to understand what is the better for you.
    i got once Longman dictionary when i study which is for AmE. its helped me too much, that's super advise for you

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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    To me this word is practically the same on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    , but to answer the OP's question, no, (though if I heard a Br E speaker using Am E pronunciation, I'd wonder why.

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    Re: American English/British English Pronunciation

    Maybe right, in my opinion, AmE and BrE are different.. In order to make sure, I think both of them uses the same and just a little bit words uses different such as Toilet's BrE and Restroom's AmE. You can look up on dictionary which will be on this. Promises.

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