What is the correct spelling of America?

What is the correct spelling of America?

Correct spelling for the English word “Americas” is [ɐmˈɛɹɪkəz], [ɐmˈɛɹɪkəz], [ɐ_m_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_z] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

What are the rules on spelling?

Here are the first spelling rules that students should know. Every word has at least one vowel. Every syllable has one vowel. C can say /k/ or /s/. C says /s/ before an e, i, or y (cent, city, cycle).

Why is American spelling different?

The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words it has absorbed from other languages, mainly French and German. Whilst American English spellings are based mostly on how the word sounds when it is spoken.

What words are Spelt differently American English?

Most words ending in an unstressed -our in British English (e.g., colour, flavour, behaviour, harbour, honour, humour, labour, neighbour, rumour, splendour) end in -or in American English (color, flavor, behavior, harbor, honor, humor, labor, neighbor, rumor, splendor).

Does New Zealand use British or American English?

Officially, New Zealand English (NZE) has the same 20-vowel phoneme system as British received pronunciation.

How did New Zealand get its accent?

In the past people complained that the New Zealand accent was due to laziness or bad influences. Today it is thought to be based on the accent of south-east England, where most migrants came from. The accent spread quickly among children in schools.

What do you call a New Zealand accent?

Sometimes referred to as a ‘colonial twang’, the New Zealand accent really is special.

How do you say hello in NZ?

“Kia ora” (key-or-rah) is a polite greeting for “hello” and “thank you”, and can also be a form of acknowledgement.

Who can say Kia Ora?

Kia ora is used as an informal greeting throughout New Zealand. You will hear everyone from the Prime Minister to the local shopkeeper using it in day-to-day conversation. Use kia ora to wish someone well as a greeting or farewell, to say thank you, to affirm support, or to say a friendly ‘cheers’.

What does Aroha mean?


What is whanau mean?

Literally, whānau translates into the English word family. But in Māori society a family is not the nucleus family that western society define. Whānau is the collective of people connected through a common ancestor. Hapū and iwi are also called whānau by a person who is a member of the same hapū or iwi.

Why is whanau so important?

The most important features of whānau that distinguish it from family and other social groupings are whakapapa, spirituality and the responsibility to marae and hapū.

What is a kaupapa?

Kaupapa means principles and ideas which act as a base or foundation for action. A kaupapa is a set of values, principles and plans which people have agreed on as a foundation for their actions.

What is kaupapa Māori framework?

It has established Te Manatu Māori Tuku Tohu (Indigenous Qualifications Framework) which ensures that the principles of learning and teaching derive from a Māori worldview. These principles are mauri, mana, tapu, tikanga, wairua, whakapapa and te reo.

What are the principles of Whanaungatanga?

Whanaungatanga. Whanaungatanga underpins the social organisation of whänau, hapū, and iwi, and includes rights and reciprocal obligations consistent with being part of a collective. It is the principle which binds individuals to the wider group and affirms the value of the collective.