Tuesday, November 27, 2012

quicko: abba

Aaaah! (you scared me!)-BBA, say the Australians.  Aahhhh (you ARE right)-BBA, say the Americans.

I'm sure there's a more linguistically savvy way to put that, but, well, I'm not quite a linguistic and neither are most of you, so even if someone told you which sounds they were on that funny little chart no one can read but they insist on using in dictionaries, it really wouldn't do many of us much good.  So there.

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

And of course, the problem with those little charts is that no matter how hard they try they can't overcome accent anyway. :-)