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English In The New World
By:Marquez Comelab

From its early British heritage, the English language has evolved and it will continue to do so as it creeps its way into societies all over the world. The English you know may not be what another person, who lives in another country, knows. Different countries have developed their own unique way of using English. For example, the Australian English, a dialect I have grown accustomed to, uses the letter ‘ u 's in certain words. They use suffixes such as – ise instead of – ize as well as – t instead of – ed . Below are some examples of the common differences between how Australians spell words and how these words are spelt elsewhere.

Centre rather than Center
Endeavour rather than Endeavor
Colour instead of Color
Armour instead of Armor
Dreamt instead of Dreamed
Spelt instead of Spelled
Learnt instead of Learned
Jeopardise instead of Jeopardize
Organise instead of Organize
Organisation instead of Organization

When I wrote my book: The Part-Time Currency Trader , I had to think about who my audience was. People who might be interested in this book were not just going to be Australians. In fact, currency trading is big in America , Europe and Asia . I would have to communicate with them as well. Therefore, I had to do a little researching and what I discovered for myself would be relevant to all writers, website owners and anybody who wishes to communicate with the global community and compete internationally.

From its early British heritage, the English language has evolved and it will continue to do so as it creeps its way into societies all over the world. The English you know may not be what another person, who lives in another country, knows. I found it most intriguing that there are so many English dialects.

Below are the types of English dialects (Source: http://www.wikipedia.org):

Types of English that evolved from the British Isles :

English English
Highland English
Mid-Ulster English
Scottish English
Welsh English
Manx English
Irish English

Types of English that evolved from the United States:

AAVE (Ebonics)
American English
Baltimorese
Boston English
California English
General American
North Central American English
Hawaiian English

Southern American English:

Spanglish
Chicano English

Types of English that evolved from Canada :

Canadian English
Newfoundland English
Quebec English

Types of English that evolved in the Oceania :

Australian English
New Zealand English

Types of English that evolved in Asia :

Hong Kong English
Indian English
Malaysian English
Philippine English
Singaporean English
Sri Lankan English

Types of English that evolved in other countries:

Bermudian English
Caribbean English
Jamaican English
Liberian English
Malawian English
South African English

Other Classifications of English:

Basic English
Commonwealth English
Globish
International English
Plain English
Simplified English
Special English
Standard English

With this many types of English to cater for, writing can get complicated, especially when it comes to spelling words. If you are writing a book, people expect you not to make any spelling errors. None of us are perfect and I'm sure there are mistakes in most manuscript or on most websites but the last thing you need as a writer, is that your readers attribute spelling mistakes to you because of these basic differences in English.

If you want to know how I got around this problem, I simply wrote my book in my local dialect, Australian English. Then, I added a page in my book where I explain to the reader the most common differences between the Australian English and the English they may be accustomed to.

I just thought I would let you know and I hope this helps when you are reading or writing.

Marquez Comelab
http://marquezcomelab.com






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