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Scottish English....Diphthongs

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Please note: the words and symbols below refer to the British English sounds. They
are only provided for comparison.  Many of the Scottish sounds are quite different!

coat, boat, stole, bowl, old, roll, toe, no
fear, hear, ear, beer,
weir, mere, subsidiary
fumes, cute, you, newt, queue
face, raise, amazing, straight, hate
fine, behind, line, kind, eye, I, my, sigh
foul, about, flower, out, now, ouch!
foil, boy, toil, enjoy
truer, sewer, bluer, doer
one, wonder, worry, once


Notes on Scottish English vowel sounds

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Kenneth MacLennan

Fort William, W Highlands
March 6, 2001 26



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