hekkenfeldt wrote:All I'm saying is that it's probably wiser to go with the full pronunciation of words to begin with, because the normal pronunciation is hard to predict based on the spelling. It's not really a matter of politics, since no-one really talks like that and it holds no prestige over any other pronunciation. It's just a learning aid.
And what's wrong with American English?
@hekkenfeldt: About american english, Americans tend to over-simplify the language. Most people are accustomed to american english through movies, music etc and do not notice that but here british english hold strong (at least back when I studied it) and there are also many british teachers teaching english in private language schools (I had at least three). There is a difference. American english tend to be more "mundane" (in want of a better term) in accent, vocabulary and grammar than british english, more simplified.
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