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Old 06-07-2020, 04:08 PM   #136
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Well, they're just made up American words anyway.
What happened was that the Pilgrims came to America and brought with them UK English. They then took that UK English and made what is now the better US English.
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One thing that can drop me out of an audiobook is some UK words. For example, Aluminum is a word that doesn't work for me when it's the UK pronunciation. Aluminum is even spelled differently in the UK (aluminium).

But words like color that are spelled differently in UK English at least sound the same no no problem there.
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What happened was that the Pilgrims came to America and brought with them UK English. They then took that UK English and made what is now the better US English.


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One thing that can drop me out of an audiobook is some UK words. For example, Aluminum is a word that doesn't work for me when it's the UK pronunciation. Aluminum is even spelled differently in the UK (aluminium).

But words like color that are spelled differently in UK English at least sound the same no no problem there.
Aluminum is a bad example I think. The "ium" ending for elements is pretty standard (uranium, polonium, rubidium etc.), it's odd that US English changes it just for aluminum.
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