Super Superhero (j7xz49br3m93xrr) wrote,
Super Superhero

Pronunciation of 'grass'

Posting this here, because there's more likely to be English people reading this than my blog. Also, you might be able to put this on your own LJ if you're interested (if you do, tell me where, so I can see the results!)

In the south of England, we say 'grarse' for 'grass'. In the north, they say 'grass' rhyming with 'ass'. Same goes for glass, class, mast, etc. Americans, in general, also use the northern method, which was the 'original' English method. The southern 'long a' sound is only a few hundred years old.

I want to know where the dividing line is in the UK. Where does glarse become glasss, and grarse become grasss? I think Brummies use the southern style, but once you hit Warrington, they don't. Matt, what do they say in Stoke? Specifically, if you live in the Midlands, or know people up that way, please reply!
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