Differences between American & British English

Qalstayav Pirrutavsqod   Sunday, August 10, 2003, 04:11 GMT
You know me write bad English. Me is use dictionary translate to from English.
Clark   Sunday, August 10, 2003, 04:59 GMT
Never mind.
Oliveira   Sunday, August 10, 2003, 15:29 GMT
Clark, you didn't get what I meant. I said the spoken British English is easier "FOR PEOPLE WHO IS STARTING TO LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE".
Of course if I am used to an accent I would understand it better.
Clark   Sunday, August 10, 2003, 19:52 GMT
Ah yes, I see. Sorry about that. But now I must disagree with you because I think American English is more phonetic than Nritish English (or Commonwealth English).
Wendhaal Albert   Monday, August 11, 2003, 15:59 GMT
I just presume there are them the considerable built up differences betwixt
amerenglish und the british one,therefore consequently we stand upon just
having ours für backgrounds, brought up by some certain points we end up
about finding out we have got them influences from the french language one
that`s quite remarkable for we end up about going beserk about mouthtraps
Ich am a guy from Brazilian lands,und keep on searching the getting better
on own,whenever I feel like speaking britishsized englishlet I adopt to enhance my pondered stiffy voiceworks I bring out,I got the way as if being
freak out mind.
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mjd   Monday, August 11, 2003, 16:06 GMT
Looks like you've got some German mixed in there.
wilhelm dearner   Monday, August 11, 2003, 16:15 GMT
please fellows let me know you at all I am ein english learner,yet I think
the american english is worth a crap...gee...it sucks me over ha!ha!
have you got a toad in the throat...boo!easy fun ain`t it yeak.
if you love britain just like me write me backwards.
Guofei Ma   Monday, August 11, 2003, 20:46 GMT
Guten jour! Mein nom is Guofei Ma und je come aus Hong Kong.
Clark   Monday, August 11, 2003, 20:52 GMT
Bon Tag! Ma Name is Clark et ich come de Californie.
Clark   Monday, August 11, 2003, 20:53 GMT
Just in case no one sees my humour;

Where Guofei Ma used a German word, I used a French word; where he used a French word, I used a German word. And then the English words are the same ;-)
Guofei Ma   Monday, August 11, 2003, 20:56 GMT
Clark is finally in good humour.
vinnie   Monday, August 11, 2003, 22:05 GMT
hmm pepered french and german

je comprends pas la langue allemande ;)
welly   Tuesday, August 12, 2003, 22:18 GMT
Guys, I have been reading thorugh the posts with much interest but obviously beacuse I caught up too late I could not read each and every single one of these posts but the central point is however clear.

I love the BRITISH accent but speak the 'boring' general American accent most of the time because that was what I was exposed to while I was learning English as a second language. Anyhow, I'm from Ghana if care to know.

Well, in the beginning I loved the American accent because it is way off much better than the typical Ghanaian accent with English. But then it ceased to interest me any longer when I listened to British speak. Wow, I never thought English could be that sweet a language.
Im trying a metamorphosis to change...and I am getting there

Ok, to keep in line, welly bin ich et im Bremen studiere ich jetzt aber naturlich auf Englisch, nicht die schwere Sprache, Deutsch. Auf wiedersehen
Hehe   Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 06:10 GMT
Owf veedersehn. O fate. My "goodbye's" in German (Dutsh) and French(Franswah.) I'm so fluent in these languages. Yup, I am.
American Accent   Thursday, August 14, 2003, 05:50 GMT
After a quick read through this thread I just felt like saying:

1. It is the most common accent and therefore the most boring! Some people seem to find it cool, but to others it sounds like this: "arhhhhhrrrrrr rraaarrr raarrr raaaaaaarrrrrrr". The intonation is very flat, it drawls occasionally and pronouncing all those r's plus the drawl slows the language down to a relative crawl. There are some east coast accents that don't sounds like this though.

2. I can hear the differences between various regional accents in the States but on a whole they are all sub-sets of the same accent. I don't think you could mix up any of them with another countries English accent (except Canada of course).