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English and American vowels. English and American vowels. TRAP and BATH words These words have the same vowel in GA, but different vowels in RP. gas grass fancy dance maths bath half after. English and American vowels. TRAP and BATH words

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english and american vowels1
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words

These words have the same vowel in GA, but different vowels in RP

gas grass fancy dance maths bath half after

english and american vowels2
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words

TRAP words have the same vowel in GA, but different vowels in RP

RP

gas grass fancy dance maths bathhalfafter

english and american vowels3
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words

TRAP words have the same vowel in GA, but different vowels in RP

GA

gas grass fancy dance maths bath half after

english and american vowels4
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel
slide7

Write down what you hear

BE

possible

passable

passive

_____

AE

passable

possible

slide8

BE

possible

passable

passive

_____

AE

possible

passable

english and american vowels5
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel

RP

LOT

hot dog cop forest

english and american vowels6
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel

IN GA, LOT words are pronounced as PALM

RP

LOT

hot dog cop forest

GA

PALM

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English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel

IN GA, LOT words are pronounced as PALM; in some accents, some of them have the LOT or THOUGHT vowel

hot dog cop forest

GA

english and american vowels8

LOT

THOUGHT

English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel

IN GA, LOT words are pronounced as PALM; in some accents, some of them have the LOT or THOUGHT vowel

Some American accents:

hot dog cop forest

english and american vowels9
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel
  • Centring diphthongs

No centring diphthongs in GA

english and american vowels10
English and American vowels
  • TRAP and BATH words
  • The LOT vowel
  • Centring diphthongs
  • Vowel length in GA not significant

Option of omitting length sign ( )

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English and American vowels
  • Vowel length in GA not significant

Option of omitting length sign

(Note: a mistake often made in past exams is to conclude from this that GA vowels are generally SHORTER than RP vowels.

Not so. We leave off the length mark because length is not significant, not because the vowel is short. In fact GA TENSE vowels are long, like unclipped RP tense vowels; but LAX vowels in GA can be lengthened, unlike RP lax vowels

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