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Sputty

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#1 13 years ago

In Britain and Canada lieutenant is pronounced left-tenant Can someone explain the signifigance of this? I've always wondered, and while I do pronounce it that way as a Canadian it seems odd.




CaloTyst

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#2 13 years ago

Sounds better IMO. My guess is that it originated from some crazy accent.




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#3 13 years ago

Me where I am its prononced (in english, cuz usually I talk french) Liewtnant. Ew like in new




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#4 13 years ago

Canadian and British should pronounce it as left-tenant, as that what it is in Canadian and British English.




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#5 13 years ago

eh ive always said it:

lou-ten-ant




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#6 13 years ago

I've always wondered why the pronunctiations differ. I suppose it's the same with the word "schedule". Brits pronouce it "sshedule", while as many times as I've heard it here in the States we pronouce it "skedule".




The American Way

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#7 13 years ago
FactionReconI've always wondered why the pronunctiations differ. I suppose it's the same with the word "schedule". Brits pronouce it "sshedule", while as many times as I've heard it here in the States we pronouce it "skedule".

You can blame a man with the last name Webster for that. After the revolution, America wanted to differentiate between itself and England. That is why we have less 'u's and pronounce things differently. Yay for AP US History coming in handy!




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#8 13 years ago
The American WayYou can blame a man with the last name Webster for that. After the revolution, America wanted to differentiate between itself and England. That is why we have less 'u's and pronounce things differently. Yay for AP US History coming in handy!

Shove off, ya rummy lorrie (I learned about it in u.s. formative :))




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#9 13 years ago

in Australia its officially LeFtenant...and i say leftenant..but because of US media saturation pretty soon i fear it will be lewtenant.

(also says sshedule)




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#10 13 years ago
judge reinholdShove off, ya rummy lorrie (I learned about it in u.s. formative :))

:wtf: I for one would like to no what you mean by that. 'Cos i've never heard a phrase like that. I bet you haven't a clue what i mean by this: some tealeaf's gone and half-inched my dog and bone.