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American and British vowels - Summary  

 

RP
British English  

GA
American English
 TRAP
BATH
PALM
LOT

Many American accents also pronounce PALM, LOT and THOUGHT the same:

 

RP
British English  


American accents
PALM
LOT
THOUGHT

Note that Wells's Dictionary writes the length mark with American tense vowels,
so LOT is given as . This is just to save space in the dictionary (for instance a word like 'father', which has the PALM vowel in both accents, does not need to be written twice).

In these pages, however, I shall omit the length marks after American tense vowels.

American and British vowels in greater detail
A note on DRESS,  FACE, and GOAT in American transcription


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