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  Reply # 82590 16-Aug-2007 10:33

Wob: I would say two "l"s every time - something to do with doubling the consonant after a short vowel sound.

When typed into Word, the spell checker corrects it to two "l"s - good old Microsoft, we can always rely on them!!?!


Thanks.

My spell checker has been set for US English.




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  Reply # 82612 16-Aug-2007 15:27
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hmm ... grammar eh ...

what about pronunciation (note NOT proNOUNciation)?

do kiwis care that a cul de sac is not cull dee sack but coo de sah, and buffet is not buff-ert but boo fay and same goes with fillet and etc etc?




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  Reply # 82650 16-Aug-2007 20:47
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joker97:>do kiwis care that a cul de sac is not cull dee sack but coo de sah, and buffet is not buff-ert but boo fay and same goes with fillet and etc etc?


No :-)

(Except the ones who ring up and complain when they hear wrong pronunciation on National Radio)




 

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  Reply # 82655 16-Aug-2007 21:10
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yeah thought so ... just like the americans :)
[famous quote michael hill: i'm from wunggarray ... err i mean he's a typical kiwi isnt he except a half a billion richer than most]




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  Reply # 85832 8-Sep-2007 09:50
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Seeing this post is about grammar (and pronunciation was slipped in), gnash is not pronounced g-nash. The g is silent. Have a look in a reputable English dictionary and you will see.

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