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At 14:24 2002-09-18 +0200, Eamon Graham wrote:

>Can anyone tell me any thing else about a "midatlantic accent" ?
>What characteristics would make an accent neither precisely British
>nor precisely American?

To my mind a "midatlantic accent" is most easily described as a rhotic
RP.  The accent most Swedes acquire in school could be so described, and
RP-latrous educationalists percieve this as a problem.  However the vowel
system of this Swedish-Atlantic accent corresponds more to a conservative
than a contemporary RP.  Some Swedes have a rather American accent acquired
from watching American TV programs, but with a "preserved" distinction
between the vowels in LOT and FATHER.



/BP 8^)>
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