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19th century sound change in Kent: GOAT

The distribution of GOAT pronunciations by the eight Kentish informants (each denoted by the place and year of birth). The timbre of GOAT was studied in the speech of eight informants, all born between 1865 and 1895. Seven informants exhibit … Continue reading

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19th century sound change in Kent: PRICE

The distribution of PRICE pronunciations by the seven informants. All but one had acquired the new pronunciation [ai] (N). The informant from Appledore in the south east still had the earlier pronunciation [ʌi] (O). The earlier 19th century popular pronunciation … Continue reading

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19th century sound change in Kent

This page traces ten sound changes that completely changed the character of the regional accent spoken in 19th century Kent Rural locations and years of birth of the seven SED Kentish informants and H G Wells (each in bold italics), … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Caroline Bowen for winning the 2012 Edublog “Best Teacher Edublog” award for her Speech-Language-Therapy site. Top ©Sidney Wood and SWPhonetics, 1994-2013

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