Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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  • May 25, 2008, 7:00pm

Hey guys, just a thing that I just read on the top of this page:

Some people have said here that English speakers from England do not drop the "R" sound in words like "word", "world", "bird", whereas american people reproduce that sound.

I would just like to say that this is not true. If any of you has already studied some about phonetic symbols, in this case for English, you have got to agree with me. What happens is that english people have 'created' a new phonetic symbol, that does not belong to the international phonetic standard, that is that kind of "R" sound that they made in those kind of words. The correct pronunciation for "bird", for example, is /b3d/ (where this "3" represents the 'strong shwa' phonetic symbol). It may even be similar to a R sound for some people, but is quite different, actually. Therefore, the british pronunciation for "word" and "wod", as someone has asked above, is respectvely /w3d/ and /wod/.

I hope to have helped somehow.

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