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Canadian 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 Canadian 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?"



Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Melissa Forhan

Vancouver, Canada

Nov 17, 2000




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