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Chapter 8 KIT: Still Going Strong (but happY Never Existed)

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

RP used short-lax [ɪ] in many contexts. Today it occurs only before consonants. Elsewhere it’s been replaced with the long-tense FLEECE vowel /iː/ [ɪj], or in closing diphthongs with a glide, [i̯] or [j].

Keywords

happY vowel happY tensing KIT vowel FLEECE vowel 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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