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Southern Vowel Shift

  • Definition: A vowel shift or rotation in which the short front vowels are moving upward and taking on the gliding character of long vowels, the long front vowels are moving backward and downward, and the back vowels are moving forward.

    Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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