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Scottish English....Triphthongs

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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!



  fewer, cure, "I knew a man"
slower, mower, Goa, "go a mile", "sew a shirt"
shower, hour, power, sour, "how are the boys?"
hire, higher, liar, fire, buyer, diagram, "Why are we here?"


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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