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Old 05-17-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In the U.S., "aluminium" is spelled "aluminum". Do Canadians pronounce it like the British do?
Yeah, it was a mistake on my part because I am more used to typing it in French.

The "alum" word in Canadian English is spelled "aluminum" just like in the States. It is also pronounced the same way.

In French it is "aluminium".
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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In sum, Canadian spelling is the same as British spelling, except when it isn't.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In sum, Canadian spelling is the same as British spelling, except when it isn't.
A mix of British and American.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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A mix of British and American.
exactly, we would spell words that end in ize like organize with the z I believe the british use an s, so it would be Organise...I think maybe only older Canadians would spell such words with an S instead of Z...on the other hand we spell the following with the u (like the British) Humour, Favour, honour, colour
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Does Canadian French use the same spellings as "proper" French?
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Quebec French - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Does Canadian French use the same spellings as "proper" French?
When it comes to spelling, I don't think I can come up with even five words offhand that are spelled diffrently. It's basically identical.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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exactly, we would spell words that end in ize like organize with the z I believe the british use an s, so it would be Organise...I think maybe only older Canadians would spell such words with an S instead of Z...on the other hand we spell the following with the u (like the British) Humour, Favour, honour, colour
Yeah, you still see authorise, organise in Canada on occasion, but the spelling is very dominantly with Z. Although for some reason one exception has persisted more: analyse.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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It must be tough to be a spelling teacher in Canada!
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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When it comes to spelling, I don't think I can come up with even five words offhand that are spelled diffrently. It's basically identical.

Vive la diffrence!
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