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British and American Homophones



spinney
United Kingdom

British and American Homophones
 
I īve been trying to come up with some homophone/heterograph activities for our academy but I īve noticed that what may be a homophone for British (received pronunciation) is sometimes not the case for American English and vice versa. This usually results in the American teachers raising their eyebrows and giggling at British accents while the Irish teacher just looks on with an odd smile on his face. As such, I īve decided to do an activity that distinctly shows different homophones across the pond (problem being that the US is enormous and it īs generally a bad idea to suggest that pronunciation is homogeneous). For example, in received pronunciation "aren īt" is pronounced the same as "aunt." Whereas in the US "aunt" is more like "ant." Received pronunciation has "court" and "caught" sharing the same pronunciation but in the States we have "caught" and "cot." Can any of you help me add to the list? or are there more lists out there somewhere that will help save me a whole heap of time and effort?Big smile

16 May 2012      



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Spinney,
 
These may help.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Les

16 May 2012     



spinney
United Kingdom

Cheers Les!Thumbs Up

16 May 2012     



Pierreroset
France

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/homofone.htm http://www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-4703.php http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/homophones-list.htm http://www.learnenglish.de/homophones/Homophones.htm http://esl.about.com/od/engilshvocabulary/a/hom_a_e.htm Hope it īs useful. Good luck !

16 May 2012     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Spinney,
 
 
Les

16 May 2012     



aliciapc
Uruguay

Another one, spinney :  www.homophone.com 
alicia

16 May 2012