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For Those Countries That Use The English Language. A Question.

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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

That word describes the sound exactly LOL. I have some Welsh blood in my veins. I love Scottish and Irish accents.
I now have to grab some vids of Welsh folks.




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme


The second one is a clip from a Welsh-accented sitcom. It also contains, quite by chance, a genuine example of "Woss the ma'er?" No, two of them. Irresistable.


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Some English speakers in the UK make me lol , if you were not from these shores you would never understand them in a telephone conversation , some parts of Jockland are the same , yet the best English speakers in the UK are from the north of Scotland [ always cracks me up that one ] that is why so many call centers are there .

What gets me is the Spelling -- does the world use English [us] or English [uk] it is about time we had a Esperanto english for computer world

chin chin old chap



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Yeah, accents are really wonderful when you developed an ear for them. Some girl's voices I could fall in love with for that alone.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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My current theory is that this happens because "garage" was a loan-word, and the Americans primly kept the French pronunciation)


Yep, as mentioned with the Webster bit, it's all about which version Webster decided to standardize, for American English, vs. the two accepted versions of a word (Latin and French) used in England.



posted on Jan, 8 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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But that doesn't quite fit the case of "garage", which is a modern, purely French word, and where the divergence is in pronunciation rather than spelling.


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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Gazrok
But that doesn't quite fit the case of "garage", which is a modern, purely French word, and where the divergence is in pronunciation rather than spelling.



Being English I prefer the term "car hole" myself instead of the French terminology



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