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Old Apr 16th 2005, 5:44 pm
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Default Canadian word pronunciation ?

Bay-zil or bazzle ?

Tomay-to or tomarto ?

Ro-wt or route (pron. root) ?

etc ????

(This could be a long one)

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Old Apr 16th 2005, 7:40 pm
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by Rich_007
Bay-zil or bazzle ?

Tomay-to or tomarto ?

Ro-wt or route (pron. root) ?

etc ????

(This could be a long one)

Rich
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 7:42 pm
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They actually pronounce it: Illooooooooooominum, God bless their little cotton socks
 
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Originally Posted by kerri
They actually pronounce it: Illooooooooooominum, God bless their little cotton socks
Very Illoooooooooominating!!

Sorry, couldn't resist that!!
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hi everyone , having just returned from a 3 month FANTASTIC stint in N.S.

We have come to the conclusion that canadians elaberate "A" 's

as in van = vaaaaaaaaaaan

gas = gaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

which i must confess i like to take the p out of my relatives all in good taste you understand

anyway been back 3 weeks today and already feel we were back 3 years
ah well , roll on july ...................

shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaron
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by Rich_007
Bay-zil or bazzle ?

Tomay-to or tomarto ?

Ro-wt or route (pron. root) ?

etc ????

(This could be a long one)

Rich
My 'observations' - based on my experience.

word: UK / Canada (west coast)
vitamin: vit-a-min / vIte-a-min
oregano: o-re-GAN-o / o-REG-gan-o
innovative: IN-ni-vit-tive / in-no-VATE-ive
butter: butter / budder (well all the double tt words)
mirror: meer-rah (or something) / meerrrr-rrrerrr or just meerrrrrrrr
privacy: priv-i-see / prIve-va-see
weekend: week-END / WEEK-end
yogurt/yoghurt: yahg-gurt? (? can't remember at the moment) / YO-gurt
fillet: fill-it / fe-lay
Van Gogh: van GOFF or other variations / van-GO
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My borther in law on his first trip to the UK some years back, kindly went up to the Bar to get the round in....and very loudly said to the barmaid.."yep i'll take a pint of your laay-ger please!!," of course we very softly translated ..."can we have one pint of larger please, when you have a minute...dont rush!!! thank you.!!! ,
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Has anyone tried to use the phrase "in a fortnight" ( 2 weeks ) to some canadians?
 
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by Happydayz
My borther in law on his first trip to the UK some years back, kindly went up to the Bar to get the round in....and very loudly said to the barmaid.."yep i'll take a pint of your laay-ger please!!," of course we very softly translated ..."can we have one pint of larger please, when you have a minute...dont rush!!! thank you.!!! ,
...and my son got some stares when he tried to "bum a fag" from someone on a skislope once...
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half-five.....five thirty.....
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by kerri
Has anyone tried to use the phrase "in a fortnight" ( 2 weeks ) to some canadians?
As a Canadian, this phrase is not used often. In fact, the only people in Canada who might utter such words would be those with a British background or Canucks like me who studied Shakespeare.
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by Rich_007
Bay-zil or bazzle ?

Tomay-to or tomarto ?

Ro-wt or route (pron. root) ?

etc ????

(This could be a long one)

Rich

To help you:

We pronounce basil as bay-zil.
Tomato: toe-MAY-toe
Route: root
Herbs - its a tricky one. I myself prounounce it as "erbs". But I've heard that's the American pronunciation - so I try to say "herbs" but the past keeps sneaking back in there!
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Wink Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

And anything that has a "tu" is "too", not "chu"...eg:

Word/UK/Canadian

Stupid/S-chew-pid / Stoopid
Tuna/Chuna/Toona

Others...
Duece/Juice/Doose
Chalk/Chawlk/Chock



Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas
My 'observations' - based on my experience.

word: UK / Canada (west coast)
vitamin: vit-a-min / vIte-a-min
oregano: o-re-GAN-o / o-REG-gan-o
innovative: IN-ni-vit-tive / in-no-VATE-ive
butter: butter / budder (well all the double tt words)
mirror: meer-rah (or something) / meerrrr-rrrerrr or just meerrrrrrrr
privacy: priv-i-see / prIve-va-see
weekend: week-END / WEEK-end
yogurt/yoghurt: yahg-gurt? (? can't remember at the moment) / YO-gurt
fillet: fill-it / fe-lay
Van Gogh: van GOFF or other variations / van-GO
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Default Re: Canadian word pronunciation ?

Originally Posted by Rich_007
Bay-zil or bazzle ?

Tomay-to or tomarto ?

Ro-wt or route (pron. root) ?

etc ????

(This could be a long one)

Rich
Not really pronunciation - more 'language', but when we went on our very first food court expedition - on asking for Burger and chips, we were given a burger with a packet of crisps......lol (wondered why she was searching high and low - for the crisps )

Crisps = Chips
Chips = Fries

(and peeps think they'll be fine, because we (English/Canucks) speak the same language )
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