One widely-held theory is that because zed, as the older of the two, was the most widespread variation amongst British English speakers, during the Revolutionary War American English speakers looking to distance themselves from anything even vaguely British simply adopted the zee version as their own to make a stand—no ...
The Story behind the Silent (or not so Silent) L. The word solder originates in Middle English. The Latin origin is the word solidaire, meaning to “to make solid,” which is where the -l- in solder comes from.
Don't say the 'r' in 'world'! Not even a tiny bit, it is completely silent as it is followed by a consonant. The 'l' in world is dark because it comes after a vowel sound. Your tongue should raise at the back and the front, it is a very soft sound, not like the clear /l/ you find at the beginning of a word.
awe as in Standard British English, but with the mouth open not so wide); hence the spelling two. Still later long closed o acquired a more narrow pronunciation and became long u, which is the sound we now hear in two.
In American English, bath is always a noun. When you take a bath, it means you wash yourself in a tub of water. The verb form (for Americans) is to bathe. In British English, bath is also a verb—one baths .
Pee is correct in actual Ancient Greek, and in many other languages, but the pronunciation of the letter i changed in English, and, like it or not, pi came to be pronounced like pie in English, too. So if you're talking in Greek, make it pea, but if you're talking in English, pie is what people expect to hear.