- Oct 27, 2017
I've never heard anyone say sap iens in the US.
I say oregano the American way - in the most obnoxious accent I can muster - to annoy my partner when cooking.
I live here though and listen to people saying it, maybe it's a region thing
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I drop H at the beginning of most words and T in the middle becomes a glottal stop. Same can be said for OW. Occasionally I can't be arsed pronouncing R's and they end up as some other letter, H at the end of words. 'And' just became 'n' more often n not. As a kid, it was normal around my ends to replace TH with F and in places D or V. No G at the end of words unless hard.
39 year old Brit here, and that's the first time I've ever heard it pronounced that way.
This is definitely a regional thing in the US. I'm from NY and they are definitely pronounced differently.
I'm the opposite, and it really stands out to me when I hear it on a podcast or something because of how heavily rhotic a lot of American accents are.
I'm from the US and didn't realize I was from one of the few parts that differentiates these words (or at least merry from the others)
We’re just going back to the original. ;)The only thing that rustles my jimmies is how the US took the u out of Colour. It strips the colour from the word itself. Renders it a colourless word of nothing. That u is the texture of the word. It fits the meaning of the word perfectly. I also twitch abit when they say Math without the S but that U is the main one.
They do something similar with the word "pasta." A lot of Brits pronounce it like the word "past" with an "uh" on the end. I don't think I'll ever get used to hearing it that way.
Does one say the name Mike as Mikey?