Both of them have a huge population of native English speakers and have a lot in common when it comes to language.
BUT, IT’S NOT ALL SAME!
One of the biggest difference between the English and the Americans is the way they speak.
Even though the language is same, the two countries are on opposite poles when it comes to dialect and pronunciation.
Let’s understand some basic differences between British and American pronunciation.
THE ‘I’ SOUND
• A Britisher’s ‘I’ sounds like the word EYE.
• American ‘I’, when used in a word, is pronounced just like you would pronounce the solo alphabet ‘E’.
Let’s understand with some examples:
There are some exceptions to this rule where the situation kind of gets reversed, such as:
THE ‘A’ SOUND
American ‘A’ sound is somewhat closer to the sound of letter ‘e’ in the word ‘Example’ while Brits pronounce ‘A’ just like it’s pronounced in the word- ‘Art’.
Understand with the help of examples:
Well, these were some basic differences regarding ‘UK vs. USA pronunciation’
To know more about the differences between UK vs US English, read our blog ‘British English vs. American English’
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