#1
I watched some interviews with guitarists last night, and I noticed that the American players tend to pronounce the word "bridge" as 'briGG', instead of 'briJJ'. I'm not trying to dig at the USA, it's just that I've only just noticed people saying it, and the guys were American - if they were English, I would have made the same post.

What's with that?
#4
i usually say "bridge", i guess i might say "brigg" sometimes.

but then again i do that because i have a speech problem.
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I watched some interviews with guitarists last night, and I noticed that the American players tend to pronounce the word "bridge" as 'briGG', instead of 'briJJ'. I'm not trying to dig at the USA, it's just that I've only just noticed people saying it, and the guys were American - if they were English, I would have made the same post.

What's with that?


Same train of thought really.

Us and the Yanks' say Chassis differently too, it's hilarious.

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#7
I say bridge, D and all. Just, ya know, light on the D.


Chassis rhymes with Cassie. How do YOU say it?
#8
i say bridge, like the obect, goes over a crick. (i dont say creek) but america and england have pronounced and said stuff differently for like forever.

to vykk, im in the us, i say chassy. i guess thats how youd spell the pronunciation
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#9
One of my wife's friends (from England) was visting us in New Jersey (USA). We were going to get a couple of drinks at the "Fox and Hound". Our friend burst into laughter and called us silly Americans. To this day I don't know why. We just hung out in the mall. She bought an iPod due to the exchange rate.

I commonly mispronouce 'trailer' as TRAY-ler and sometimes 'interpret' as in-TUR-pit. It's shameful, really.
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#10
I've never heard ANYONE say "brigg" referring to a guitar bridge. The only brig I know is a military pokey.
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#11
I say BriJJ and Shassy
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#12
Yeah, what? Why would anyone ever pronounce "bridge" as "brig?" They're just different words... soft g is soft g and that's really all there is to it. For the record I'm American.
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#13
We do have a high illiteracy rate for a developed country. That was probably the problem.

Bridge = brij
Chassis = Chassie
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I watched some interviews with guitarists last night, and I noticed that the American players tend to pronounce the word "bridge" as 'briGG', instead of 'briJJ'. I'm not trying to dig at the USA, it's just that I've only just noticed people saying it, and the guys were American - if they were English, I would have made the same post.

What's with that?
It's not an American pronunciation.
Apparently most of the American players you've heard speak were just fucking morons.
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So many differences.

We say Sha-see, they say Cha-see

We say Sol-der-ing they say Sod-er-ing

We say Al-you-min-e-um they say A-loo-min-um

It's all good though
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lol, Skeet. i thought this convo had a familiar flavour flavor to it ...

How do YOU pronounce "solder"?


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#18
Heh!

How do I do that crossing out thing?

And why is UG bleeping at me till I refresh?
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Heh!

How do I do that crossing out thing?

And why is UG bleeping at me till I refresh?
I see you got the strikethrough thing fingered figured out.

As far as the bleeping, there appears to be a bad advert ad on the servers for England, at least SE England, anyway.
Beeping Ad.
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Yeah , its the stupid Windows looking box at the top.

"Congratulations, you are over 1,000,000 visitor. Congratulations YOU WON"

[Click 2 Claim] or I will beep till your refresh....
#23
yeah, i don't see any of that shiz. Ad Block Plus, ftw. (shhhh! don't tell nobody)
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#24
With as much variation to the English dialect in europe. I don't understand how you can be bothered to ask this. People speak English very differently wherever you go.
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With as much variation to the English dialect in europe. I don't understand how you can be bothered to ask this. People speak English very differently wherever you go.


Firstly, the only truly English-speaking country in Europe is England - all countries in continental Europe have their own languages, which they speak predominantly. Also, ignoring regional dialects, people speak English differently wherever you go because it's not their native language, and it's flavoured by their native accent. These guys were American, assumably with English as their primary tongue, and they offered up a strange pronunciation. I found it curious, so I asked.
#26
As far as I know, I've never heard anyone here in America pronounce it that way. It seems the people you talked to were idiots, which seem to be found in abundance here in the states for some reason....
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#28
Bridż
With an englishlike 'R'.

(If you dont see polish letters, the last one was supposed to be a z with a little dot over it)