Anyone else here explicitly learning British English?
Since the UK is geographicly close to my home country I am learning British English, mostly. That is I have BBC radio and television, and we have a whole lot of British tourists here. So it goes automatically. Anyone else focusing on British English? Can you tell me why?
And what the heck is a cell phone? ;-)
We will probably be a minority group here at italki.
I always listen to BBC radio and watch British dramas. It comes such a degree that I rarely listen to something in my native language. :)
Why?Because it really sounds beautiful, to me.
No. it is just what I am used to, I can understand it better too. American English sounds flattened to me. I cannot distinguish it as well as American English.
Maybe that British English more elegant? Personally, I think American English is more causal or just easy to learn.
Yeah right, ♥W♥, I even think Americans talk with a funny accent, that much I am used to British English.
A cellular telephone is differs from a satellite telephone (sat phone) in that a satellite telephone requires a connection with one of the satellites in a specific constellation. The term cell phone is now used as a generic term even those the device may use wireless signals from a cellular tower, or from some other source. The device can use audio and/or video via an application and yet the device is still called a cell phone because the term gained popularity before the other applications and because it is simple term.
I listen to the BBC and I never studied British English. It is close enough to my native California English that nothing was required.