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Chapter 10 Weak Vowel Merger

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

RP used the KIT and FOOT vowels very widely in weak syllables. Before consonants, they’re increasingly interchangeable with, or replaced by, schwa /ə/. This is further advanced with FOOT than with KIT.

Keywords

Weak vowel merger KIT vowel FOOT vowel Schwa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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