පහන්තුඩාවෙ සීන් එක ගැන පොලීසියට, උසාවියට කරන්න පුළුවන් කෙංගෙඩියක් නෑ, හැමදාම වගේ මේකත් වගකීමෙන් කියන්නෙ.

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    A enemy?

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    pavanruka

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    Only morons pronounce the e in enemy. I drop e just like I drop h in honest.

    Therefore, enemy becomes nemy to me.

    :D

    It's very common to drop letters in dialects like Estuary English, etc.

    Writing and pronunciation are two different things in language. Don't mix up the two. If you write according to your accent, many others with different accents will not understand you. So when you write, do it the proper way.
     

    kingsultan111

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    Writing and pronunciation are two different things in language. Don't mix up the two. If you write according to your accent, many others with different accents will not understand you. So when you write, do it the proper way.

    > If you write according to your accent, many others with different accents will not understand you.

    I've never wrote a single word according to my accent so this is false. The man understood what I said clearly but he took it as an opportunity to attack me.

    I said "a enemy" instead "an enemy" because I pronounce enemy as "nemy" with my accent. It is also correct according the grammar rule and usage statistics,

    The rule states that “a” should be used before words that begin with consonants (e.g., b, c ,d) while “an” should be used before words that begin with vowels (e.g., a,e,i). Notice, however, that the usage is determined by the pronunciation and not by the spelling, as many people wrongly assume.

    > So when you write, do it the proper way.

    There is no proper way or a common standard [0] [1]. There are multiple English variants with different rules and different spellings.

    AMERICAN ENGLISH
    AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH
    CANADIAN ENGLISH
    INDIAN ENGLISH
    PHILIPPINE ENGLISH
    UGANDAN ENGLISH
    BRITISH ENGLISH

    Most importantly, the rules are changing and don't stay same.

    [0] https://www.wsj.com/articles/there-is-no-proper-english-1426258286
    [1] https://www.cambridge.org/elt/blog/2020/02/24/no-such-thing-as-standard-english/
     
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    මේකෙන් තමයි arrest කරන්නෙ. ඔය පාක් වල ඉන්න කපල් උස්සන් යන්නෙත් මේකෙන්.
    එතකොට 18 වැඩි දෙන්නෙක් කාමරයක සෙස් කරනකොට වහලේ උළු ගලවන් පොසොලියෙන් බැහැල අල්ලන්නේ.
     

    olu bakka

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    එතකොට 18 වැඩි දෙන්නෙක් කාමරයක සෙස් කරනකොට වහලේ උළු ගලවන් පොසොලියෙන් බැහැල අල්ලන්නේ.
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