This post continues from the introductory Kent accent in the 19th century.
Rhoticity refers to the pronunciation of /r/. Originally, all instances of /r/ were pronounced in all dialects of English. 671 more words
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Of Words and Worlds
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I Shot the Sheríf.
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Set among the call centers and storage facilities of Jarrow in the northeast of England is a farm, of sorts.
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