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Also in other dialects, both have and halve are pronounced /hæv/, but in the Philadelphia dialect have is pronounced [hæv] whereas halve is pronounced [heəv]. ) Payne (1976, 1980) divided this feature into two subvariables: (æ) The split between the lax short-a and the tense short-a. (æh) The raising of the nucleus in the tense short-a so that the diphthong is [eə]. Because of differences between the first dialects of the various families, they had different tasks with regard to acquiring the Philadelphia pattern.

Thus the two morphological variables concerned subject–verb agreement in 3rd person plural and subject–verb agreement in 1st person plural. 8 Average percentages of use of D2 (standard Brazilian Portuguese) variants by two age groups for four variables Variable Youth group Adult group 1. Vocalisation of ‘l’ 2. Reduction of diphthongs 3. 3rd person plural agreement 4. 8. As in the Australian studies, these results show overall differences in attainment between younger and older D2 learners, but the rates of use of D2 variants for the adult group are much higher in Brazil.

These are described below, using Wells’s labels, and the abbreviations JE (Jamaican English) and LE (London English). (r1) This variable concerned the pronunciation of the vowel and the possible presence of /r/ in words such as church, shirt and bird. In both JE and LE, the r is generally not pronounced, but in LE the vowel is a long schwa /əː/ (a longer version of the final vowel in comma), whereas in JE it is /o/. For example, shirt is [ʃəːt] in LE and most often [ʃot] in JE. However, pronunciation with an /r/ does occur in Jamaica Creole – for example, [bord] ‘bird’ (p.

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