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    1-What is the difference between dialects and accents?

    2-How can the word "ajowan" be pronounced?
    Last edited by Amal-30; 22-Nov-2010 at 16:47.

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    Re: Questions2

    1-What is the difference between dialects and accents?

    Very broadly speaking, differences in accent are recognised by differences in vowel sounds (and occasionally in consonant sounds).

    For example, I come from Southern England and pronounce the vowel sound in bath in an almost identical way to the vowel sound in car. People from the North of England pronounce the bath vowel in an almost identical way to that in cat. That's a difference in accent.

    In different dialects, people may use different words and constructions. For example, people in some parts of Scotland might say," I'll not be going the while," when I would say, "I won't be going yet". That's a difference in dialect.

    2-How can the word "ajowan" be pronounced?


    Sorry, I don't know the word.

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    Re: Questions2

    OK thanks a lot.
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    Re: Questions2

    I googled ajowan for you and found this:

    Ajowan (pronounced aj'o-wen) is a member of the Umbelliferae family, which has some 2700 members including dill, caraway and cumin. ...
    www.theepicentre.com/Spices/ajowan.

    Rover

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    When I say: I have an AC in my bedroom, the abbreviation of AC is:

    air condition
    or
    air conditioning
    or
    air conditioned
    or
    air conditioner

    to mean the name of the machine itself.
    What is the correct use and why?
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    Re: Questions2

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    1-..the difference between dialects and accents?..
    What is it called in English if someone say and write down the paper "cor" instead of "car"?

    I bought this cor last week.

    Thanks

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    Can anybody explain to me why people ask totally unrelated questions in a thread?

    If you have a fresh question, please start a fresh thread.

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    Re: Questions2

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Can anybody explain to me why people ask totally unrelated questions in a thread?

    If you have a fresh question, please start a fresh thread.
    Do you want me to write 3 or 4 threads, each separate thread includes only one single question!!
    This takes time and effort.
    It means to follow 3 threads at least and to post many posts a day, meanwhile you can do this at short time one time, open and follow only one thread without forgetting to read others' posts.
    If you follow only one thread is easier than to follow more!!

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    Re: Questions2

    Quote Originally Posted by Amal-30 View Post
    Do you want me to write 3 or 4 threads, each separate thread includes only one single question!!
    This takes time and effort.
    It means to follow 3 threads at least and to post many posts a day, meanwhile you can do this at short time one time, open and follow only one thread without forgetting to read others' posts.
    If you follow only one thread is easier than to follow more!!

    It is a little unfortunate for you if receiving answers to your questions requires time and effort on your part. It actually requires time and effort on the part of those who answer your questions, but they don't generally complain. It is makes life easier for those people to if you follow Forum guidelines:
    Start a new thread for a new question

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    Re: Questions2

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post

    It is a little unfortunate for you if receiving answers to your questions requires time and effort on your part. It actually requires time and effort on the part of those who answer your questions, but they don't generally complain. It is makes life easier for those people to if you follow Forum guidelines:
    Start a new thread for a new question
    It takes time and effort from me also.
    I don't have much time to follow 3 or more new threads.

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