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    Prince Hairy Gedding Merried

    I found this website that shows some of the differences between American English and British English.

    As someone who chose American English as my accent of choice, I am not that familiar with British English. However, I'd like to see the big picture, so I've been trying to learn the British way of speaking and spelling. It's a pain in the place where the back loses its noble name, and I'd be happy to have something I can rely on. This website seems to be a great nutshell of the differences, but I can't be sure if I can trust it. To my learner's ear, he nailed it, but it's probably because I don't know any better, so I'd like to ask for your help.

    What do you think is his native accent, and do you approve of his content?

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    Re: Prince Hairy Gedding Merried

    He's a native speaker of BrE.

    The points he makes are accurate enough.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: Prince Hairy Gedding Merried

    Some regions of the UK, like Scotland, tend to be rhotic and pronounce /r/ sounds that many English don't say.

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    Re: Prince Hairy Gedding Merried

    Given that his native dialect is British, I think his rendering of a standard American accent is excellent. One could quibble that he exaggerates the American tendency to upspeak, but it's no more than that: a quibble.

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