Differences between American & British English

scottish/dutch   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 10:53 GMT
breeks/ broeken
hame/ heem
aipil/ appel
oxsters/ oksels
beastee/ beestje
Simon   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 11:54 GMT
On Taggart, some of the people pronounce Police as poe-liss and not puhleece as I do.
silk   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 14:37 GMT
Where is Taggart ?
Simon   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 15:01 GMT
It is (or was) a police tv drama set in Glasgow.
qwerty   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 16:42 GMT
Clark, and what if my nickname is the first 6 letters in the keyboard?

I had no fresh idea for a nickname, and it sounded ok.
chantal   Thursday, June 19, 2003, 22:27 GMT
on a French keyboard, your nickname would be :
How do you like that ?
azerty   Friday, June 20, 2003, 00:04 GMT
Thank you!! chantal.
Now, I've got an even better nick, lol.
chantal   Friday, June 20, 2003, 23:22 GMT
My pleasure...
to all the anitmoon goers   Saturday, June 21, 2003, 01:24 GMT
Where are you all ?
Have you abandoned this forum ?
Please come back !!!!!!!!!!!!!
azerty   Saturday, June 21, 2003, 04:44 GMT
I'm English
David Bosch   Saturday, June 21, 2003, 04:53 GMT
I am German, emmm, but living in London at the moment.
chantal   Saturday, June 21, 2003, 07:56 GMT
Enchantée David Bosch and azerty
chantal   Saturday, June 21, 2003, 08:12 GMT
Congratulations on your name conversion !
Suzanne   Sunday, June 22, 2003, 01:35 GMT
Do Amercan pronounce all the 'tt' like a 'd' and sometimes the 'd' lile a 't' ? First time I had a transatlantic flight, I asked the flight attendent 'a glass of water'. She didnot get me at first. I had to pronouce 3 times and finally she said 'Oh ! a galss of /Wader/ ? sure!'
Clark   Sunday, June 22, 2003, 02:42 GMT
Essentially, the letter "t" is always pronunced as a "t" at the beginning of words. When it comes in the middle of a word, it can be a "d" sound, or swallowed like in some British accents. When the "t" comes at the end of the word (as in the final letter), the "t" is usually swallowed.

today = "t" is a "t"
Latin = "t" is swallowed usually (some non-native American English-speakers make it a "d"
latter = "tt" is a "d" sound
float = like in "Latin," the "t" is swallowed

The only explination I can give for "swallowed," is that one pronunces the "t" sound, but before hitting the top of the mouth with the tongue, you catch the air with your tongue (essentially, a glottal stop).