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Goat Advancement (Fronting)

Wells calls it GOAT Advancement: presumably because only the first mora is moved forward.

We can think of GOAT as changing in three stages:
first is GOAT Diphthonging (see Long Mid Diphthonging ()
then the new diphthong becomes fronted (the change described here)
and then this Fronting progresses into GOAT shift ().
 

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