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sole acceptable language of learning. This was a period of systematic lingual genocide, the dark days of the “Welsh-Not”
Today. .000 people speak Welsh. a resurgence.In the last 50 years. thanks in part to Welsh Anarchists. around 800.
characteristic “singsong” tone . Fall-rise intonation.transfer from Welsh H-dropping RP ['hjuːmən] Welsh ['juːmən] .
stole. toe. extraordinary . happy. duty. boat. no Final unstressed [i] of unstressed syllables in polysyllabic words is close and tense “bright” lovely. [o] pure and long coat. roll. old.
mother. alveolar tap [ɾ] front. feel . formal Before a vowel. horse. cattle. roll [l] is light and clear ball. frame. little. roll. Non-rhotic coward.
k] have extended stop stage and delayed release stage. crouched. t.Voiceless plosives [p. vigorous and aspirated Intervocalic position (geminated?) [sɪtti:]. [ɛvvə] Butter. cripple End of word + next word vowel Not in No glottilization ['kɪtən] not ['kɪʔn] .
rain [əʊ] to [o:] show [aɪ] and [aʊ] have mid central starting points [əɪ] and [əʊ] life [ləɪf] and loud [ləʊd] .Some diphthongs in RP become long monophthongs [ɛɪ] to [e:] face. lazy.
monotony . similar to the American.Open back rounded vowel [ɒ]. taught Also [ɒ] in Lost. daughter. replaces the open/mid back rounded vowel [ɔ] of RP in: All.
.[ə] Strong form Influence. vowels [ɛ] in final closed syllables brightest [ˈbɾəi.tɛst] Some recorded oddities programme [ˈproːɡ. consequence.rəm] problem. compensate.
[ə] Significant lip-rounding in of [ə] Nurse. surface. learn. bird. burning .
-ing becomes -in ['sɪŋɪŋ] to ['sɪŋɪn] <tj> and <dj> are usually realised as <tʃ> and <dʃ> Tube [tjuːb] to [tʃuːb] .
Cardiff [iə] to [øː] RP [hiə] Cardiff [jøː] RP [kʌm hiə] Cardiff [km jøː] [a] to [æ] RP ['kaːdɪf] RP [f'ɑːðə] Cardiff ['kæːdɪf] Cardiff ['fæðə] .