View Poll Results: Is American pronunciation or British easy to understand and good?

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    Default Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by alihandra View Post
    most of the opinions said by native tounge SO listen to my opinion



    British pronunce the word as a word except '' r '' which make me crazy so it is useful because in any language u should learn the source to understand poetry & litreture.




    americans cut alot from words And speak so fast but their accent can be developed And as i told british can`t.


    if you aske me what i am going to learn first , i will tell the british pronounciation

    Maybe it's just me, but I tend to think that British speakers cut more from their words than Americans. For example, I live in Birmingham, which is pronounced BIR-ming-ham. However, in England, they say something like "Burminhmmm." Leicester Square is pronunced "Lester," even though in the US we'd probably say "LY-chester." (I think it's that British influence that has caused the residents of Worcester, Massachusetts, to pronounce their hometown as "Wooster.")

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    Question Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I tend to think that British speakers cut more from their words than Americans. For example, I live in Birmingham, which is pronounced BIR-ming-ham. However, in England, they say something like "Burminhmmm." Leicester Square is pronunced "Lester," even though in the US we'd probably say "LY-chester." (I think it's that British influence that has caused the residents of Worcester, Massachusetts, to pronounce their hometown as "Wooster.")
    i can not say u are wrong it is ur native tounge .
    but for me as long as learning accent depends on listening there will be diffrences .

    May i aske u a questions ?
    does americans pronounce '' t '' in got ex. i got it ?
    what makes the american accent diffirent then the british sccent ?

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    Default Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    In British English, you will hear different pronunciations of 'got it', depending on the region, etc:
    got it
    gotit
    goddit
    gorrit
    go'it

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    Default Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    personally i find american english much more understandable and it sounds much better

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    Default Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Its gobbledeygook

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    Default Re: should learn American or British pronunciation?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Its gobbledeygook
    Another in-depth and analytical observation from The Curmudgeous One.


    "Got it" often sounds like "god it" in AmE, depending upon how quickly the speaker is talking, and what part of the US they're from.

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    If you are serious and want others i mean people from Asian continents to understand you then i in my opinion British pronunciation is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Another in-depth and analytical observation from The Curmudgeous One.


    "Got it" often sounds like "god it" in AmE, depending upon how quickly the speaker is talking, and what part of the US they're from.
    I think gobbledygook effectively describes the Scots accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think gobbledygook effectively describes the Scots accent.
    awa 'n bile yer heed

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    Yir bum's ootra windae

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