Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
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Salt = Solt not Sawlt: well, that's all right then

I pronounce salt with the LOT vowel and have wondered whether I “should” be pronouncing it with the THOUGHT vowel.

Then I read today's entry in John Wells’s phonetic blog, which is really about something else but mentions, as an aside, that the proportion of people using LOT in salt rises the younger the speakers in question are. So if I consider myself a “younger” speaker, then that means that it’s not unusual at all for me to have LOT in that word.

So that’s good then.

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