- What words do British say differently?
- How do you pronounce Nike?
- How do you say route in English?
- What does via mean?
- Which English is used in India?
- How do you say via in British English?
- How do the British pronounce things?
- Do you say the T in often?
- Why do Brits pronounce schedule?
- What words do British spell differently?
What words do British say differently?
The Brit List: 10 Words Pronounced Differently in BritainVitamin = In the U.K.
it’s pronounced how it is spelled VIT-a-min, vit rhymes with wit.
Aluminum = The British pronunciation is a tongue twister.
Privacy = In the U.K.
it’s sort of like privy, as in “You’re not privy to this conversation.” The word is pronounced PRIV-a-see, “priv” rhymes with the verb “live.”More items…•.
How do you pronounce Nike?
Similarly sporting brand Nike has caused much debate about the pronunciation of its name, taken from the Greek goddess of victory. The name is pronounced ‘ni-key’ not ‘nyke’ as it is commonly known.
How do you say route in English?
Route, as in a way or course to be taken, is pronounced ‘root’ in non American English as it is in French from which it is taken. The verb, to send down a particular way, is the same. Hence the computing router which directs signals down particular ways, would be pronounced rooter.
What does via mean?
by means1 : by way of. 2 : through the medium or agency of also : by means of.
Which English is used in India?
In theory, English speakers in India follow British English as specified in the Oxford or Longman English dictionaries. In practice, Indians use many words and phrases that don’t exist in British or American English.
How do you say via in British English?
/ˈvaɪə/ (let’s call this the “English” pronunciation)
How do the British pronounce things?
“Both also can”WordBritish PronunciationAmerican Pronunciation1. Advertisementuhd-VER-tis-muhntAD-ver-ties-muhnt2. Baldbor-ldbold3. Cliquecleekclik4. Eithereye-thuhee-thuhr18 more rows•Aug 4, 2014
Do you say the T in often?
Often has a medial /t/ that, like similar words such has “hasten” and “soften,” was once pronounced and is now typically silent. Unlike the similar words, pronouncing the “t” in “often” has returned in some modern usage.
Why do Brits pronounce schedule?
But “schedule” is a Greek work but is pronounced /ˈʃɛˌdjuːl/ in British English and /ˈskɛˌʤuːl/ in American English. In Britain it has been pronounced /ˈʃɛˌdjuːl/ for a long time and that’s because it came into English via French.
What words do British spell differently?
Most words ending in an unstressed -our in British English (e.g., colour, flavour, behaviour, harbour, honour, humour, labour, neighbour, rumour, splendour) end in -or in American English (color, flavor, behavior, harbor, honor, humor, labor, neighbor, rumor, splendor).