[mythtv-users] British vs. American English (was MythTVrequires a better name)
anaerin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 17:07:24 UTC 2007
On 9/24/07, Ryan Steffes <rbsteffes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/23/07, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 11:09:45AM -0400, joe.white at wachovia.com wrote:
> > > Unlike "isn't", "amn't" doesn't roll off the tongue with any more ease than
> > > "am not". Probably because the mouth position for the ending m and
> > > beginning n are so close.
> > Actually it's because you have to open your lips and push your tongue
> > up to the roof of your mouth simultaneously; it's a non-trivial
> > manoeuvre to perform.
> > (Did I spell that right, British Guys? :-)
> > Cheers,
> > -- jra
> Correct spelling is: "it ain't a trivial manoeuvre to perform"
I would have thought it would have been "It ain't easy", or perhaps
that's just the cockney in me coming to the fore...
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston - Former Englishman, eh?
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