Some words that are stressed on the first syllable and start with pro- are often pronounced differently. Canadians often say words like process, project, and progress with an /oʊ/ sound (think of how you pronounce the letter “o”, whereas most Americans say these words with the vowel /ɑ/ (think “ahh”).
Do Canadians speak differently?
It’s true that Canadians speak a little bit differently than Americans, sometimes. It’s also true that people from Vancouver speak a little differently than people from Toronto. … It’s very difficult to find many general rules for Canadian and American English differences.
Do Canadians speak differently from Americans?
Canadian accents are most definitely different from American, but the differences are in very subtle vowel changes. Canadians, like New Englanders, tend to use a slightly different “a” sound, in words like can’t, past, dad, etc.
What weird things do Canadians say?
|“Eh?”||Don’t you think? Conversational device that allows an unconfrontational canadian to turn a statement into a poll of opinion.|
|keener||boot-licker, brown-noser, suck-up|
|kerfuffle||commotion; flurry of agitation|
|Molson muscle||potbelly (Molson is a Canadian brand of beer)|
What are things only Canadians say?
Here are a few of the staple Canadian slang words used daily.
- Eh. This is our most popular Canadian saying that we receive the most flack about from the rest of the world. …
- Loonie. …
- Tuque. …
- Washroom. …
- Double Double. …
- Two-Four. …
- Molson Muscle. …
Why do Canadians say sorry?
Saying sorry in Canada has been labelled reflexive courtesy. It’s a social convention. In some cases it’s the person who didn’t do anything wrong who says ‘sorry’ to acknowledge that, although they might be upset, they aren’t going to take it personally.
How do Canadians say yes and no?
If a Canadian answers your question with “oh yea, no, for sure,” they are using slang for “yes”. Oh yea, no, for sure in a sentence: “Would you mind helping me move the couch?” “Oh yea, no, for sure.”