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FOOT-STRUT Split

foot and strut have different vowels in all accents except Central and Northen England,
which retain an older form of English, where strut words have the original foot vowel.

 

Central and
Northern England
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Everywhere else
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Leicestershire: the younger generation with FOOT vowel
South Yorkshire: would (FOOT), front (STRUT) and Southern (STRUT) all with FOOT vowel
(Audio clips from BBC Voices)


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