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A time-traveler English timeline; English is an Indo-European language that is essentially the same as ours but originated from a fictional, non-Germanic branch of IE. (premise inspired by Verse:Lõis/English)

Accents

A-Standard English

A kind of "Transatlantic accent", inspired by Californian + Philly + Modern RP/Estuary. In continuum with a Philly-like accent.

Vowels
  • orange = [ɒɹɪndʒ~ɔɹɪndʒ]
  • Mary [mɛəɹi] ≈ merry [mɛɹi] ≠ marry [maɹi]
  • Mirror-nearer distinction
  • Hurry-furry distinction
  • No mergers before /l/
  • egg rhymes with vague
Consonants
  • L is light [l] before vowels and dark [ɫ] otherwise, as in RP.
    • wholly-holy split.
  • Glottal reinforcement before voiceless stops.
  • /p t k/ are aspirated after stressed syllables as in RP.
  • wine-whine merger optional.
  • /r/ may be [ʋ] between vowels.