American and British English Pronunciation Differences

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American and British English pronunciation differences
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Comparison of
American and
British English|
American English
British English|
American words not
widely used in BritainBritish words not widely
used in AmericaWords having different
meanings in British and
American English:
A–L · M–Z|
Works with different titles
in the UK and US|
* v * t * e|

| This article may contain original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding references. Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. (October 2012) |

| This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (October 2012) | Differences in pronunciation between American English (AmE) and British English (BrE) can be divided into: * differences in accent (i.e. phoneme inventory and realisation). See differences between General American and Received Pronunciation for the standard accents in the United States and Britain; for information about other accents see regional accents of English speakers. * differences in the pronunciation of individual words in the lexicon (i.e. phoneme distribution). In this article, transcriptions use Received Pronunciation (RP) to represent BrE and General American (GAm) and to represent AmE. In the following discussion

* superscript A2 after a word indicates the BrE pronunciation of the word is a common variant in AmE * superscript B2 after a word indicates the AmE pronunciation of the word is a common variant in BrE Contents * 1 Stress * 1.1 French stress * 1.2 -ate and -atory * 1.3 Miscellaneous stress * 2 Affixes * 2.1 -ary...
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