#American English pronunciation. Peculiarities of General American pronunciation compared to British English.
The GA pronunciation is usually referred to as the standard pronunciation of AmE, though it is often debated whether there is a standard pronunciation in the USA. Nevertheless, it is the GA that has the greatest "acceptability", if not prestige, in the United States.
Peculiarities: [l] is always dark (film - look); [ш] is voiced in words like "excursion, version, Asia"; [h] is often dropped in weak syllables (I saw (h)im); [j] is omitted before [u] (student, duty); glottal stop is used instead of [t] before sonorants and semi-vowels (cert[?]ainly, that[?] one); no differentiation in length of vowels (all vowels are long); [æ] is used instead of [a:] in words which do not contain [r] in spelling (glass, dance).