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The Englishman commented to the American about the "curious" wayin which he pronounced so many words, such as schedule (pronouncedshedule). The American thought about it for a few moments, thenreplied, "Perhaps it's because we went to different shools!"

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In thisclip are heard state senators E.J. Pipkin and Jim Rosapepe, along withDelegates Michael Smigiel, Jill Carter, and Patrick L. McDonough. All of thesepeople are evidently from Baltimore, and represent the dialect, although JillCarter shows some features of AAVE (African American Vernacular English).


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Most speakers in North America and England (but not Scotland or Ireland), except as specified below.

(I have included the of these vowels in brackets as well. However, keepin mind that the actual pronunciation of a given vowelmay vary greatly from region to region. For example, the vowel is pronounced as , an open front unrounded vowel, in much of the InlandNorth, but is pronounced as , an open-mid backrounded vowel, in England. A whole gamut of vowel sounds in between these twooccurs somewhere in North America: in much of Canada and in some other“cot”=“caught” areas the pronunciation is ,whereas most others use or or something in between. Many other vowels have similar variants. The most distinctiveSouthern pronunciation is shown in a separate column. However, keep in mindthat I have not listed all possible variants for any region.)


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: The red vowels are those which many but not allAmericans have, as distinguished from the other vowels. I decided to make the of the group for all but Eastern New England, since for those who make the distinctionit is by far the most common. In other words, for those who say all three thesame, only will be used in the phonemic spelling. However, in Eastern New England it makesmore sense to make the default vowel , because of the way it interacts with a following droppedr; e.g. “wad” and “ward” are pronounced the same in Eastern New England, butnowhere else in the world! They both come out ,which phonemically would be orperhaps .

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The answer to this one is a bit less complicated, but againthe answer is not based on the traditional English alphabet. Most Englishspeakers have 24. (The sound, which is usually spelled inEnglish, is really just a combination of followedby , and was spelled this way in . Most English speakers no longer have thissound, though I and many other older speakers do in many parts of NorthAmerica, and in certain regions, particularly the South, nearly all speakersdo.)

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American English (and most other varieties of English) has on each syllable of a word, primarystress, secondary stress, or no stress. Only one syllable in the word can haveprimary stress, and this is the syllable that is pronounced with the greatestintensity or loudness. The other syllables can have either secondary stress orno stress. An example is the word “”, pronounced .This word has 8 syllables, divided with hyphens as .It has one syllable with primary stress, , marked with bold and underline in the dictionaryspelling and with before it in the IPA. It hasthree syllables with secondary stress, syllables 1, 3, and 7, marked with boldin the dictionary spelling and with before themin the IPA, and four with no stress, syllables 2, 4, 6, and 8. As is true withmany words in English, especially long ones, every other syllable is weak(unstressed).

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The only area I am certain about in North America is Eastern New England. In the British Isles it occurs in Scotland and Ireland, and formerly and perhaps currently in parts of England, though much of England is now group 1. Possibly other parts of the U.S., but see group 4. If you have the three-way distinction, and you grew up in some other parts of the U.S., I would love to know that!