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Pronunciation (funny) by queen2(f): 10:24pm On Feb 01, 2007
Here u write some spelling your not sure about, u know Nigeria accent is different from uk as well as US
sometimes the way something is written is not the way it is pronounced

example

Schedule

is it skedule
       shedule

i know bristish pronunciation is different
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by shahan(f): 3:17am On Feb 02, 2007
Like. . .

tif for 'thief'

and

rog for 'rogue'?
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by drrionelli(m): 6:31pm On Feb 02, 2007
Well, queen2, as I understand it:

SKEDD-yool  is the American English pronunciation whereas

SHEDD-yool is the United Kingdom English pronunciation.


@shahan:
Are those the UK pronunciations you've posted?

@topic:

This could be not only fun, but also very informative for a lot of us!
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Raymand(m): 8:28pm On Feb 02, 2007
Wicked stuff. . .
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by lysaa(f): 5:40pm On Feb 04, 2007
route pronounced like

raut
&
root

lol, its funny but thats how it is./////

towel pronounced as

taawl
&
towell in naija accent
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by English1(f): 4:37pm On Feb 05, 2007
One thing I've noticed is that Nigerians like to say every letter that appears in a word, but in British English sometimes letters are missed out when you say it.

Like
salmon - not sal-mon. We say sa-mon.

Also, Th is sometimes pronounced just 't'. River Thames = Tems. Thomas = tomas. Theresa = Teresa.

we are not very logical! undecided
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 4:43pm On Feb 05, 2007
grin

Great topic here are a few I hear and cant stand in naija accent


Sweetheart = sweetrat

Honey = Onknee

Go slow = ghost slow
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by kellorah: 4:44pm On Feb 05, 2007
warris it? = what is it grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by debosky(m): 4:53pm On Feb 05, 2007
embrazing - embarassing
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by GeeCee(m): 7:56pm On Feb 05, 2007
ENGLISH LANGUAGE IMPROVEMENT

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing public enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where! More komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by queen2(f): 7:58pm On Feb 05, 2007
debosky:

embrazing - embarassing


LadyT:

grin

Great topic here are a few I hear and can't stand in naija accent


Sweetheart = sweetrat

Honey = Onknee

Go slow = ghost slow



cheesy cheesy cheesy funny
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by drrionelli(m): 9:38pm On Feb 05, 2007
Very clever, GeeCee! grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by watever(f): 9:43pm On Feb 05, 2007
@ GeeCee
that is hilarious grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by lysaa(f): 10:08am On Feb 06, 2007
@queen2

i find those two posts quite funny as well. some even pronounce it this way;

sweerat= sweetheart

beautiful= beauriful

goodmorning as goodmoring
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Raymand(m): 10:44pm On Feb 06, 2007
GeeCee:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE IMPROVEMENT

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing public enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where! More komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.


Ahahahahahahaha, brilliant stuff so we're back to the german again. . .LOL grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 12:55am On Feb 07, 2007
Wait a minute = wayray mini
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by mrpataki(m): 5:41pm On Feb 07, 2007
Vex = Verse!
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 3:07am On Feb 08, 2007
Cheer up = Chair up
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by lysaa(f): 1:41pm On Feb 08, 2007
lol

how about

chair up = share up
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by mrpataki(m): 3:29pm On Feb 08, 2007
Cheque book = shenk book
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by queen2(f): 8:46pm On Feb 08, 2007
All them warra min, norrin irritates me


some pronunciation of uk places especially, there was a time when someone asked me where a place called
Addiscombe is, she pronounced it as Addis comb beh, if u get i want mean

and another is southwark, she pronounced it sout work, instead of suddock, also wimbledon, she pronounced it wimblairdone
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Eastcoast(f): 6:07pm On Feb 09, 2007
@Lady T,
O my gosh, girlllllllllllllllllllll, you are funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. It is true. The one i have noticed is that we don't pronounce "R" in most words.
Ex:

ART  === ATT

CAR === Kaaa

another one is the "TON" pronounciation

EX:

RESTON ==== RESTONE
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 8:46pm On Feb 09, 2007
Chocolate = shocolate
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 11:40pm On Feb 09, 2007
Get off = Ge ruff

Oh man = oh mayne
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by lysaa(f): 8:25pm On Feb 11, 2007
something=sontin

e.g this sontin i want to tell you is sontin u should hear. grin

LMAO
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Honeypot1(m): 9:22pm On Feb 12, 2007
And what's the big deal in how nigerians pronounce some ingrish english words, what will u say about the spoken english of some shainis chinese grin. infact, brits should be happy all tri three levels of our edukeson edukechon education were in english and we are this good with their language. How many of them can speak igbo, yoruba, efik, ijaw or hausa? and aaawwwwwww, they pronounce my name with an accent angry
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 9:26pm On Feb 12, 2007
Honey pot get out you are spoiling the topic we are making fun of ourselves! grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Honeypot1(m): 9:40pm On Feb 12, 2007
Don't mind me LadyT, i just het ate my dinner, maybe i'm being intoxicated by the spicy shikin chicken or by the new face of the smiling shocolate chocolate in your profile grin grin
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 11:06pm On Feb 12, 2007
Honey_pot:

Don't mind me LadyT, i just het ate my dinner, maybe i'm being intoxicated by the spicy shikin chicken or by the new face of the smiling shocolate chocolate in your profile grin grin

Nice one LOL shikin is the best!
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by mrpataki(m): 2:21pm On Feb 13, 2007
Kitchen = kitten
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by LadyT(f): 5:08pm On Feb 13, 2007
They dont agree = Won gree
Re: Pronunciation (funny) by Badman888(m): 5:09pm On Feb 13, 2007
i wan buy meak - i want to buy milk.


Emuuu!! - letter "m"

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