british or american

@clarkmy (428)
China
September 22, 2008 12:25am CST
now there are british english and american english .which is better ? british is triditional and american is more beatiful and fashion ,but which is better for a non-english country people ? you kown the prounication are different ,.the compariation between them is what
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6 responses
• United States
22 Sep 08
They're not the same, linguistically. We Americans started out with British English, but it changed over time, as is the case with all languages. Neither is better or worse than the other. Both have many dialects, making different areas of each country speak differently, too.
• United States
22 Sep 08
Should have mentioned - with the massive size of China, I'm sure there are many linguistic differences there, too. In fact, I believe there are different languages in various areas, so that not all the Chinese people can interact without translators. Is this true?
@clarkmy (428)
• China
22 Sep 08
thanks your wonderful respond,in our china it is clearly told us there is different between two types, maybe a slightly different in the two languages. you said different area have different dialects,for many years,american english has been assulting the british with ever-increaing weight and persistence,through movies,newspapers,such as petrol,autumn,lift,have surrended to gasoline ,fall,elevator,is that right?
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• United States
22 Sep 08
We Americans do seem to push our ways on others. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were able to influence terrorists to stop hurting people? Language isn't enough for that!
@gary_law (84)
• Hong Kong
7 Oct 08
American English has kept quite a lot of archaic vocabularies which are no longer used in British Isles, so in some perspectives American English is rather conservative than British English. But Americans are also good at coining new words....
@clarkmy (428)
• China
11 Oct 08
yes,you are right ,,we learnt some words are come from the american 's.such as coinage .clipped words,blending ,,,acronmyms,,,,, so many creative words are mostly by americans, they realluy have a positive creations, thanks ,my friend to be happy with you...i wish,,
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Sep 08
American English appears to be far more common in my experience but I am also a British Citizen so feel that the British accent is a little more clipped and concise. Of course I am somewhat biased but there you go! American English tends to have stronger accents on a number of key words comoared to British English but the sentence structures etc are basically the same. American spelling of English words is also different in many cases. For example, light and lite, recognise and recognize etc
@clarkmy (428)
• China
23 Sep 08
thanks your respond ,,,it is a dialectal varieties ,that is linguistic variety used by people living in the same geographical region ,and also being a sociolect,refers to the linguistic variety characteristic of a particular social class, thanks agian,everything will be well with you
@DINA1005 (55)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 08
I do speak and write in american english .But british english was used in our education system for english language.So i think i can understand both it. But american english more easy to understand and sound cool.That's only my opinion..
@pimagro24 (1046)
• Thailand
22 Sep 08
I stay at China I use American English I think it useful
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
22 Sep 08
well dear i think if you talk about quality then British is far better that American but for the ease and understandability American really rocks you can easily express yourself in American and British requires skills so i don't have these skills and American works for me