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Autor:  pat
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Data:  08/JUN/2003 9:07 AM
Assunto:  Re: Why is spoken English so hard to understand?
Mensagem:  What you are describing has primarily to do with class dialect. Heavy Irish and Scottish brougues are difficult to understand even for other native-English speakers, but so are many other remote country dialects in America, Canada, and England. I lived as a child in some remote areas of Vermont and New Hampshire and could hardly comprehend a word of the older natives' speech. Many Americans cannot understand very pronounced speakers of southern dialect. In every English-speaking country the better-educated and more urbane speakers converge to the same dialect; they understand each other - whether from America, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, etc - better than they do the extreme dialects of their own country.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Why is spoken English so hard to understand?  –  Mauricio  07/JUN/2003, 8:13 PM
 Re: Why is spoken English so hard to understand?  –  pat  08/JUN/2003, 9:07 AM

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