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British Members, Help Me Understand Something!

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I have noticed during speech of British people that whenever words that end in vowels sometimes will end with an er sound.

For example:
China -> Chiner
Lola -> Loler
Paula -> Pauler

What heck is that about? I'm confused!
 
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LOL. probably as confused as most English people are about the misspelled words and funny pronunciation in the US.
Me, :) I'm in New Zealand, 'Down Under' is different again.
It would be just plain boring if everyone was the same.
:girl:
 
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lol, im scottish. From north of the border, fank god. completely different again :)

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It's more of a brisker sounding "ah" than "er" really, so that's probably where your problem is. ;)
 

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Long Island

Nothing ends in er its all ah

my puttah stroke is like buttah
 

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edgefusion said:
It's more of a brisker sounding "ah" than "er" really, so that's probably where your problem is. ;)
Yeah, I think it might be just the way the accent finishes off the vowel. I just didn't know, if this was some sort of dialect, or what.
 
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Britain has more accents than the rest of the English speaking world combined! You can't point to one single British manner of speech.
 

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Strider said:
Britain has more accents than the rest of the English speaking world combined! You can't point to one single British manner of speech.
I am very close friends with a family from blackheath and all 6 of them have completely different accents its crazy
 

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Strider said:
Britain has more accents than the rest of the English speaking world combined! You can't point to one single British manner of speech.
Yeah i know what you mean some pople have an accient like mine and some have more irish shounding. and everywhere inbetween.
 

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trpnmonkey41 said:
Long Island

Nothing ends in er its all ah

my puttah stroke is like buttah
I hear Long Island is really intelligAHnt!
 
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edgefusion said:
It's more of a brisker sounding "ah" than "er" really, so that's probably where your problem is. ;)
that sounds like a new england accent to me....you know "pahk the cah in hahvahd yahd" (park the car in harvard yard)
 

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iWhat said:
I hear Long Island is really intelligAHnt!
Nah intelligent comes out fine

Long Island = Lawng Eyeelend
 
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If you wanna see a real butchering of the english language...take a trip to the deep south sometime. Heck...us texuns are dang proud of it y'all!
 
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I love this thread. I have the chic-cah-go-an eeeh. I think you know what I'm talking about. :)
 
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iWhat said:
I hear Long Island is really intelligAHnt!
I lived out there for a while, the natives pronounce it.....

Lon Gisland

Here, in NJ, pizza is pronounced pizzer
 
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NJ Tom said:
I lived out there for a while, the natives pronounce it.....

Lon Gisland

Here, in NJ, pizza is pronounced pizzer
what's your sig mean? Is that Portuguese? :-\
 

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Would everyone like to read my midwestern accent? "I have to go to school tomorrow." :eek: :cool:
 
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iWhat said:
I have noticed during speech of British people that whenever words that end in vowels sometimes will end with an er sound.

For example:
China -> Chiner
Lola -> Loler
Paula -> Pauler

What heck is that about? I'm confused!
no idea because when i read all the posts you all sound like me....amazing really, however regional accents all sound very different.

perhaps along with avatars we should have voice clips..
 

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The best accent that I have come across is those Scottish people from Glasgow, (Glaswegians) I believe they are called.. oh man even other Scottish people can't understand them :) It's so awesome to listen to though. When I was over there, I got in a taxi and he asked me a question and I had no clue what he was saying, but it was just kewl listening to him :)
 
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