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Would folks care to contribute to a list I am putting together? I am seeking words from war and wargaming that are pronounced differently by Americans and their cousins in Great Britain. (Shall we include the Irish Republic as well?) I suspect there are quite a few. For instance, submariner. All help appreciated!
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Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

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Lieutenant.
In Commonwealth countries this is pronounced "leftenant".
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In a recent video on Bannockburn(I'm not naming names but he's produced many informative and enjoyable ones.....)an American boardgamer was moving the Earl of Glowster's counter. His limey cousin would have said 'Gloster' for the Earl of Gloucester.
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Kluvon wrote:
Would folks care to contribute to a list I am putting together? I am seeking words from war and wargaming that are pronounced differently by Americans and their cousins in Great Britain. (Shall we include the Irish Republic as well?)


Better throw in the Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis too!
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That's not even an American thing, it's a regional one. An American from New England would pronounce that correctly.
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In a recent video on Bannockburn(I'm not naming names but he's produced many informative and enjoyable ones.....)an American boardgamer was moving the Earl of Glowster's counter. His limey cousin would have said 'Gloster' for the Earl of Gloucester.
You English are impossible with names!
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Hawkeye Fierce wrote:
That's not even an American thing, it's a regional one. An American from New England would pronounce that correctly.
The "New English" as well!
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jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

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So what are the two pronounciations?
 
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WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

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So what are the two pronounciations?
The Americans place the primary emphasis like so: submarIner.
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Kluvon wrote:
WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

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So what are the two pronounciations?
The Americans place the primary emphasis like so: submarIner.


I had a horrible feeling it was going to be sub-mar-een-er so that is a bit of a relief albeit still wrong!
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wifwendell wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
Would folks care to contribute to a list I am putting together? I am seeking words from war and wargaming that are pronounced differently by Americans and their cousins in Great Britain. (Shall we include the Irish Republic as well?)


Better throw in the Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis too!


When I was growing up watching American and English TV I thought it was strange that I lived in the only place where people didn't have an accent.

On topic: I still have no idea how to pronounce Chickamauga
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wifwendell wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
Would folks care to contribute to a list I am putting together? I am seeking words from war and wargaming that are pronounced differently by Americans and their cousins in Great Britain. (Shall we include the Irish Republic as well?)


Better throw in the Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis too!



Australian lingo utterly unexplainable to foreigners..that's why you lot moved us so far away..it's significant that Kiwis are even further away..
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WarMonger2009 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

laugh


So what are the two pronounciations?
The Americans place the primary emphasis like so: submarIner.


I had a horrible feeling it was going to be sub-mar-een-er so that is a bit of a relief albeit still wrong!
Oh no, that's it!
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Malcolm C wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
Would folks care to contribute to a list I am putting together? I am seeking words from war and wargaming that are pronounced differently by Americans and their cousins in Great Britain. (Shall we include the Irish Republic as well?)


Better throw in the Canadians, Aussies, and Kiwis too!


When I was growing up watching American and English TV I thought it was strange that I lived in the only place where people didn't have an accent.

On topic: I still have no idea how to pronounce Chickamauga


http://www.forvo.com/word/chickamauga/
 
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There's artillerary... and cabalwy.

There used to be some amusing comments on youtube about Dirk Bogarde's superb portrayal of Boy Browning in A Bridge Too Far, along the lines of "do people really talk like that?"

As a little boy I noticed in my Landmark series D-Day book things like "life preserver" and "bluffs". I don't think 'berm' was much used in Queen's English. Of course this is non-usage rather than pronunciation. I guess there's words like kilometre.

For Irish Gaelic there's toraidhe, or torai, or 'moss troopers', the Catholic bog-trotting guerilla cavalry of the Irish wars, who gave their name to Baroness Thatcher's political party [just now I noticed the explanation for the term "social bandit" (eg. a Caribbean pirate), which is a criminal who isn't regarded as such by his own community].
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WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

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So what are the two pronounciations?

Finally something for which I qualify as an expert!

US Navy: sub-ma-ree'-ner

Royal Navy: sub-ma'-reh-ner

The first one is correct.
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jpr755 wrote:
WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

laugh


So what are the two pronounciations?

Finally something for which I qualify as an expert!

US Navy: sub-ma-ree'-ner

Royal Navy: sub-ma'-reh-ner

The first one is correct.


So you make reference to The Ancient Mareener? shake
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WarMonger2009 wrote:
So you make reference to The Ancient Mareener? shake


thats Ingrid Bergman.
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Well I've discovered a thing or two thanks to BGG. For instance, it's been illuminating to find out that most people pronounce Montgomery as "sh*t for brains".
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WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
WarMonger2009 wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
Kluvon wrote:
For instance, submariner.


I never could get my colleagues in the Royal Navy to pronounce it correctly...

laugh


So what are the two pronounciations?

Finally something for which I qualify as an expert!

US Navy: sub-ma-ree'-ner

Royal Navy: sub-ma'-reh-ner

The first one is correct.


So you make reference to The Ancient Mareener? shake


Holy Crap! I've been pronouncing my profession wrong for over 30 years! Thanks Chris -- I'll go alert inventor John P. Holland and Admirals Nimitz, Lockwood, and Rickover immediately.

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Kluvon wrote:
You English are impossible with names!


Have you met the Welsh?

Nice little village there named: llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

And I once heard one of my Aussie cousins describe a co-worker as, "Troppo, mate. Dilly fulla 40`s `n` chuffin a durrie `stead of puttin in hard yakka." Somehow I managed to get the gist if not specifics.
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qiagen wrote:
You might be able to find some suitable words in this list (e.g. barrage):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_pr...
Thank you! (Or should I say "Cheers"?)
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Kluvon wrote:
You English are impossible with names!


Have you met the Welsh?

Nice little village there named: llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

And I once heard one of my Aussie cousins describe a co-worker as, "Troppo, mate. Dilly fulla 40`s `n` chuffin a durrie `stead of puttin in hard yakka." Somehow I managed to get the gist if not specifics.
Does this mean a fellow was smoking a doobie?
 
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