Chapter 7 A LOT More Common
The vowel of LOT is now less open than in RP, [ɒ] > [ɔ]. It has widely replaced the THOUGHT vowel in words like false and salt, and for many speakers is replacing the GOAT vowel in words like old and whole.
KeywordsLOT vowel THOUGHT vowel Raising Vowel shift GOAT allophony
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